Curated by Jesse-James Pickery (Ngā Puhi) and Māia Abraham (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tūhoe), UKU // UTU is a period of wānaka and of exhibition. Investigating uku (clay) as a visual arts medium and giver of life, artists, guests and visitors will collaborate over six weeks of public events that reimagine the structure and function of exhibition making and presentation within a contemporary experimental framework.
To learn more about UKU // UTU, the curators, collaborators and events, visit blueoyster.org.nz
Te Tio Kikorangi Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin
Wednesday 17 July – Saturday 24 August. FREE
Contact email@example.com 03 479 0197 blueoyster.org.nz
Artists involved in the project join Catherine Cocker, the curator of this event, which is happening in various places around Dunedin City. Featuring Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu), creator of the Rear Window work Māori Lane. All welcome.
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin
Monday 8 July, 12.30–1.30pm. FREE
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 03 474 3249 dunedin.art.museum
Check out our galleries for inspiration then get stuck into a Matariki-inspired activity at the Makerspace tables.
Atrium Level 1, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin
Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July, 10am – 5pm. FREE
Contact 03 474 7474 otagomuseum.nz
Toitū te marae a Tane-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te takata.
Celebrate kaitiakitaka and the continuation of the Ōku Moana kaupapa! Join the curator and marine researchers involved in the Art + Ocean project to hear about this new outdoor poster exhibition that will be hitting the streets in Ōtepoti and Ōtautahi during the Puaka Matariki season, and enjoy light refreshments and music. Mauri ora!
Knox Church Herron Hall, 1st Floor, 453 George Street, Dunedin
Friday 5 July, 5.30pm. FREE
Contact email@example.com 027 473 9127 bit.ly/2Z8OIg1
Celebrate life, learning and togetherness! Come together to reflect on the past, share stories and make plans for the year ahead, remembering to respect and care for our natural world so that our future generations are able to enjoy it, in the way that we are able to.
Join the Bathgate Park School Arts Team in the school hall for karakia followed by an evening of kai and luminary local entertainment. Nau mai, haere mai!
Bathgate Park School, 213 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin
Thursday 4 July, 5.30‒9pm. Koha
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 03 455 3421
Come celebrate the artistic success of tauira at Te Kura Matatini ki Otago! Join us for the opening of the art exhibition Hōpua Whakaata, as we move into te tau hou with bright eyes and even brighter ideas!
Otago Polytechnic Hub – H Block Level 1, 95 Forth Street, North Dunedin
Thursday 4 July, 5.30pm. FREE
Contact email@example.com 022 130 1440 ekare.hotglue.me