Art Week is a great week to support and celebrate student art and to create more awareness of the exceptional art around Dunedin. This year’s Art Week is packed with events, activities and installations for everyone to enjoy! We will be back with the popular Student Art Exhibition + Sale, Virtual Reality Art, Paint + Sip Evening and City Gallery Crawl, as well as many other great interactive installations and activities. You don’t have to be an enthusiastic art student to be part of this great week, as anyone can discover and appreciate art, so get involved!

Location: Union Hall
Date:
14 - 17 August
Time:
9am-9pm daily | Price: Free

The 30th Annual Student Art Exhibition & Sale runs all week from Monday 14 August through to Thursday 17 August and is open 9am-9pm daily (excluding Thursday with 4pm close) for your viewing pleasure. Take a study break and head on down to Union Hall to view some beautiful art from your fellow students, maybe even make a purchase!

If you've got any questions, flick us an email: artweek@ousa.org.nz

Location: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
Date:
Monday 14 August
Time:
5 - 8pm | Price: $15 – register and pay online

This course will give you an introduction to hand henna. You will cover the history, traditions and science behind henna, health aspects and an introduction to black henna as well as the theory behind making your own henna. You’ll look at a multitude of stencils, test your skills on paper before moving on to plenty of practice on your own hands. Enrol and pay online

Enrol and pay online here

Location: Castle 2 Theater, Otago University
Date:
Monday 14 August
Time:
5.30pm - 6.30pm | Price: Free

OUPS and OUSA bring you a public panel discussion for Art Week. Lecturers/professors Dr. Fairleigh Gilmour (Crime + Gender Studies), Dr. Holly-randell Moon (Media, Film and Cultural Studies) and Assoc. Prof. Paola Voci (Film & Media and Visual & Digital Culture Studies, along with Language and Culture studies). They will present their interpretation of 'Art as a Political Tool' which will be followed by a discussion and public Q&A session.

See the Facebook Event page here

Location: Main Common Room, Union Building
Date:
Tuesday 15 August
Time:
7 - 9pm | Price: Free

If you like creating and playing with Lego, then this is the event for you! The Dunedin Lego Group will be creating all sorts of mini interactive activities and competitions throughout the evening using Lego that will sure to keep everyone creative and entertained.

Location: Evison Lounge
Date:
Wednesday 16 August
Time:
7:30 - 10pm | Price: $15 – register online

Relax, sip some wine and bring along your creative flare to OUSA’s Paint + Sip Evening! No matter your artistic ability this is a fun, social evening, so no painting experience is needed. Esther Maihi will be walking you through step by step and throughout the night you will be provided with two glasses of wine or non-alcoholic option if you prefer and a selection of nibbles to allow for your creative juices to flow. Registration and payment before the evening is essential, as there are limited spots available.

Register online here

Please pay your $15 at the OUSA Main Office before the night to secure your spot.

Location: Galleries across the CBD
Date:
Thursday 17 August
Time:
5pm - late (various closing times) | Price: Free

The OUSA City Gallery Crawl is a great night to explore the huge range of galleries that Dunedin has to offer. If you have never met the local arts community and you’re yearning for a fun art-filled experience – this one’s for you! Galleries open late with free refreshments at many and art for all. Starting point is at the Dunedin School of Art at 5pm with free van rides to town to pop between galleries from 5.30pm leaving the Hocken Library.

Pick up your map on the night or the booklet will be uploaded here closer to the week.

For more information please view the the flyer here

Location: Craft Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
Date:
Thursday 17 August
Time:
5pm – 8pm | Price: $69 – register and pay online

This workshop will teach you how to prepare and mount your picture, then put all the pieces together to create a finished work of art. After you have completed the course, you are welcome to use our Framing Studio to work on any future projects and we can advise you on the most cost-effective way to buy your materials. Refresher workshops: If you have already done a beginner’s workshop and are interested in brushing up on your skills, you are welcome to join in with a beginner’s class and pay the refresher’s price. You bring your own materials and project and James will be on hand to help you with your piece.

Register and pay online here

Location: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
Date:
Thursday 17 August
Time:
3pm – Info Session. Competition: 4pm Thursday – 4pm Friday | Price: Free

No matter your photographic ability, get your friends and flatmates together and get involved in this new event that combines both creativity and speed! You will have 24 hours to produce your best 2 photos to enter into 1 of the 3 categories of Best Landscape, Best Portrait (subject) + Best Open category. There will be some great prizes up for grabs and the photos + awards will be presented on Friday night along with the Student Art Exhibition awards. Please register your interest for the event and we will see you at the info session!

More information on guidelines for entry found here

Please regsiter online here

Location: Dog with Two Tails
Date:
Thursday 17 August
Time:
7pm - 8.30pm | Price: Free

This new event hosted by the OUPS (Otago University Post Graduate Society) is hoping to get together some keen poetry lovers, where we hope to encourage people to read their own or someone else's poetry throughout the evening. Whether it's Slam, something traditional, or even something we've never heard you're free to do your thing!

If you wish to submit your interest in reading on the night, please fill out the basic form. We will be in touch to arrange a time.

If you can't make up your mind just yet, feel free to turn up on the night, as we will have an open mic towards the end before Jazz in the Pocket plays from 8.30pm onwards.

This will be part of the City Gallery Crawl stop, so we hope to have lots of people there on the night, but we need some keen poets as well, so please get involved!

Location: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
Date:
Friday 18 August
Time:
7pm – 8.30pm | Price: Free

Come preview the photo entries and celebrate the winners of the 24 Hour Speed Photo Competition and the Student Art Exhibition. This will be a great event to wrap up Art Week for the year.

Location: Clubs and Societies Centre
Date:
Monday 14 - Friday 18
Price:
Free

Come along to the clubs and societies building to take a break from your study and get into some solid colouring in!

Location: Main Common Room Stage (next to Union Hall entrance)
Date:
Monday 14 - Thursday 17 August
Time:
9.30am – 7.30pm | Price: Free

The future is here! Come try the world of virtual reality by using the HDC Vive and the amazing Google Tilt Brush software to design and create 3D art. This is sure to leave your mind blown and get your creative juices flowing.


Make sure you book here for a 15 minute slot through the link below or at the Exhibition information desk to secure your spot!

If you need any inspiration, check out thisvideo.

Location: The Link (West end)
Date:
Monday 14 - Wednesday 16 August
Time:
11am – 1pm | Price: Free

If you want a stress-relieving, creative and nostalgic lunchtime, then come over to The Link to help build a city out of Lego! A new city will be created each day and if you want more time with the Lego, check out our Lego Workshop Evening on Tuesday 15 August that will be filled with Lego activities!

Location: Main Common Room
Date:
14 - 17 August
Price:
Free

Come chill out on the beanbags + the Critic covered couch in Critic’s Creative Corner throughout Art Week. You can read some Critics, do some colouring in, write letters to Critic or just chill.

Location: The Link (East end)
Date:
Monday 14 - Friday 18 August
Price:
Free

Art Tardis will be placing their glass box gallery specifically designed for 3D works and installations in The Link. Make sure you check it out over Art Week.

Location: Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, 90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin
Date:
14 - 18 August, 1.00pm – 1.30pm (no bookings required)
Price:
Free

Drawing on the expanded field of painting, 2016 Frances Hodgkins Fellow Miranda Parkes makes art that speaks to the bodily experience and subjectivity of abstraction. Known for her puffed, twisting, bulging, works, she treats painting as a spatial medium and creates works that are physical, sculptural and material. In this exhibition, ‘the merrier’, she combines painting, video, collage and installation with ideas relating to poetry and painterly abstraction, linked with themes of family, gender and motherhood.
Exhibition displayed from 21 July – 28 October 2017. Open Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (open late Thursday 17 August until 7.30pm)

Website

Contact:For further information, contact Andrea Bell, Curator, Art, Hocken Collections Email: andrea.bell@otago.ac.nz phone: 03 479 9020

Image:Miranda Parkes, talkwalker, 2017, acrylic and enamel paint on board: 80 x 80 cm, courtesy of the artist and Jonathan Smart Gallery.

If you've got any questions, flick us an email: artweek@ousa.org.nz