About

Visiting Blue Oyster

16 Dowling Street, Ōtepoti

Tūrei — Paraire

11am – 5pm

Tuesday - Friday

11am – 5pm

Hātarei

11am – 3pm

Saturday

11am – 3pm

Blue Oyster exists to enable emerging and experimental artists, writers, curators and arts practitioners to work free from commercial restraints in an innovative and experimental environment.

Orissa Keane and Min-Young Her, Tea and a chat public programming event for Made from local and imported ingredients, 2021. Photo: Bunty Bou
Orissa Keane and Min-Young Her, Tea and a chat public programming event for Made from local and imported ingredients, 2021. Photo: Bunty Bou

Since its establishment the Trust has aimed to broaden an interest and understanding of contemporary art by providing a diverse and energetic forum for critical dialogue around a yearly programme of exhibitions, projects, events and publications.

Staff

Director: Simon Palenski
Public Programmes & Gallery Manager: Beth Garey
Design & Publishing: Lee Richardson
Gallery Assistant: Lucy Hill

Blue Oyster Arts Trust

Yuki Watanabe (Chair)
Zoe Swift (Treasurer)
Caitlin Donnelly
Lucy Hammonds
Rebecca Kokaua-Blair
Jacinta Ruru
Piupiu Maya Turei

Volunteers

Sequoia Cunningham
Marika Gray
Lucy Hill
Anna-Marie Mirfin

Gallery One
Exhibition space is 9.6 x 4.2 metres with a ceiling height of 3.3 metres. The gallery walls are 12mm MDF and the floor is wooden.
Gallery One has a large window that faces the street.

Gallery Two
Exhibition space is 4.9 x 2.8 metres with a ceiling height of 3.3 metres. The walls are 12mm MDF. Gallery Two has no windows and a single entrance.
Both galleries have fluorescent lighting in fixed positions.

Mailing address:
Blue Oyster
PO Box 5903
Ōtepoti 9054

General inquiry:
admin@blueoyster.org.nz 

Director: Simon Palenski
director@blueoyster.org.nz