James Oram, Play Off, 2011

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The Blue Oyster is a not for profit organisation and registered charitable trust that relies on the goodwill and in-kind support from the local community to maintain an active programme of innovative projects, exhibitions, events and publications. Those involved range from our Board of Trustees, to volunteers looking to gain experience and to be a part of a meaningful organisation.

The Blue Oyster Arts Trust consists of between five and eight voluntary Trustees, responsible for the long term direction and sustainability of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Trustees offer their time and commitment voluntarily, and are dedicated to promoting and supporting the local arts community and emerging artists. 

We are always on the look out for assistance with a variety of projects from installation, gallery sitting, archiving, technical help, professional advice, construction, accountancy, publicity, photography, writing and design. 

The Blue Oyster's rich history in experimental and emerging art projects makes it a supportive environment for anyone looking to get involved in philanthropy, learn more about exhibition making, curatorial practice and arts administration. 

Voluntary Opportunities

Gallery Volunteers
Blue Oyster volunteers help with a huge range of operational work that would not otherwise be possible without their support. Volunteers not only gain valuable experience, but also the appreciation and support of the Staff, Trustees and the wider Blue Oyster community of artists, funders and audience. Volunteers are offered references and letters of support, as well as professional advice in their own artistic endeavours. Email us if you'd like to start volunteering.

Work-placement
We are available to take on students looking to complete work-placements at all times of the year for any length of time. We offer a comprehensive pre-prepared programme of for work-placement students that can be adjusted to suit the student's specific interests and education. Email us to enquire.

Internships
Although internships are not a recurrent part of our operations, we welcome anyone interested in completing self-directed projects in arts administration, curatorship, research and exhibition making. Email us if you are interested in undertaking an internship, include your CV, project proposal and suggested timeframe and dates.

2016 Marilona Kautzmann (Curatorial, 3 months)
2015
Tim Player (Gallery)
2014
 
Amiria Puia-Taylor (Tautai partnership)
2014
Loulou Callister-Baker (Archival)
2011 Jenny Chen and Suzanne Claessen (Curatorial)
2006 Bernard Hamlin (Curatorial)


Current Vacancies

There are no current vacancies.

Make a Donation Today
The Blue Oyster Arts Trust is a registered
Charitable Trust: CC28163 and an IRD approved
donee organisation. Donate today and you may
qualify for a 33% tax credit.

Direct Debit: Blue Oyster Arts Trust
38 - 9012 - 0063763 - 00


Join our Supporters Network
You can now support the Blue Oyster in a number of ways by choosing from our easy tiered donation system to become a patron, investor, supporter or fan. Visit our Support & Shop page to purchase or click here to download a payment form.

 

Major Funders
Creative New Zealand, the Arts Council of NZ
Dunedin City Council Civic Grant Partnership

Patrons
Jan Warburton Charitable Trust

Previous Project Funders
Otago Community Trust
The Infinity Foundation Ltd
Southern Victorian Charitable Trust
The Bendigo Valley Foundation
The Lion Foundation
Community Post | New Zealand Post
Te Paerangi | National Services

Sponsorship
J W Smeaton
Phantom Billstickers
PlaceMakers Dunedin
Blue Twist Web Development
Stacpoole's Brewing Co.

Supporters
Harley Howes
Matt Galloway
Daniel Blackball
Julie Jeon
Tony Eyre
Catherine Griffiths
Rosemary Overell
Peter Scholes
Jan Hudson

Community
Dunedin Fringe Festival
Puaka Matariki Festival Otepoti
OUSA
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Dunedin School of Art
Ignite Consultants
The Lumière Reader
Caselberg Trust