Past Exhibition

Matairaki. Megan Brady, Antony Deaker, Moewai Marsh & Ana Iti

Tūrei 28 Hune -
Rātapu 10 Hūrae

Tuesday 28 June -
Sunday 10 July


earth pigments of two different orange tones on white paper

Image supplied by Moewai Marsh, test for Tīwhiri, 2022.

Viewing Puaka and Matariki in the dawn sky requires close observation of the world around us. For Matairaki, Ōtepoti-based artists Megan Brady, Antony Deaker, Ana Iti, and Moewai Marsh invite you to observe Ōtepoti from specific lookout sites within a short walking distance of Blue Oyster Art Project Space.

Experience the project anytime by picking up a free take-home guide from outside Blue Oyster Art Project Space. This experience will take approximately 45 minutes and can be done independently, or on a guided walk with the artists which will close the project on Sunday 10 July, 2pm.

Megan Brady

(Kāi Tahu/Pākehā) is a multidisciplinary artist working across fields of sculpture, installation and sound. Sonic and sensory, her projects often follow a rule that responds to dimensions, patterns, navigation and sites. She draws details together to intimately connect to an environment, inviting others to do the same. 

Megan holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) from the Dunedin School of Art (2017). Recent shows include; Tauraka Toi: A Landing Place, Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2021-2022), BIKED with Cargo Bike Art Space, The Crypt, Dunedin (2021) and Lay in measures, Enjoy, Wellington (2021).

Antony Deaker

is Ngāi Tahu, he currently works for Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka Ki Puketeraki and the Dunedin City Council in economic development roles.

His background is in arts employment and arts business development. He has also developed and managed arts festivals, managed arts and music performance venues, managed a radio station, published books of poetry and presented exhibitions, writing, books and sculpture. He has been involved in numerous performances. In 2017 he co-curated an exhibition of Dunedin contemporary art and fashion that was viewed by 40,000 people in Shanghai, in 2022 he demonstrated 6G and other plant-based technology to 75 people in Waitati.

Moewai Marsh

(Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa) uses her artistic platform to put mauri back into taonga Māori. Moewai is based in Ōtepoti and is currently working at a shared arts studio space within the mental health community. Moewai holds a ​​Bachelor of Visual Arts from Dunedin School of Art and is studying a Diploma of Māori and Indigenous Art at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Moewai experiments with making paint from Papatūānuku to expand her painting practice. She is very dedicated to her community, and her artwork.

Ana Iti

(Te Rarawa, Pākehā) is an artist based in Te Waipounamu. Often employing sculpture, video and text, her recent work explores the practice of history making through shared and personal narratives.