''The race'', Hannah Kidd (Milford Galleries) Hannah Kidd is getting a lot of much-deserved attention for her impressive sculptures.
''Menagerie'' (The Artist's Room) With ''Menagerie'', The Artist's Room presents an exhibition, by nearly 30 artists, of work connected, either directly or loosely, with animals. There is much here to be seen and appreciated, with many fine two- and three-dimensional works.
''Black + White + Red'', John Parker (Milford Gallery) There is more than a touch of stagecraft in the ceramic art of John Parker.
''Family'', Jeffrey Harris (Brett McDowell Gallery) An exhibition featuring just four paintings may not sound substantial, but when those works are new Jeffrey Harris paintings the exhibition, though small, becomes notable.
''Gander Moon'', Kushana Bush (Brett McDowell Gallery) There is a distinct sense of purpose about the characters depicted in the latest set of work by Kushana Bush on display at the Brett McDowell Gallery.
''True stories/Scripted realities'' (Dunedin Public Art Gallery) ''True stories/Scripted realities'' is a series of video installations, each examining the nature of reality in narrative. Bridging the borders between naturalistic and scripted, truth and propaganda, the artists have produced ''mediated accounts''. Each plays with the concepts of cinematic truth and its manipulations.
Sculpture, Marte Szirmay (Dunedin Medical School, Great King St) At the beginning of the year, the few open galleries around Dunedin are generally showing stock shows, and an opportunity exists to examine art elsewhere on general public display.
''Dirt'' (Glue) Glue has launched what is possibly its largest exhibition with the show ''Dirt'', billed as ''a national collection of experimental works made by women''. More than 100 works are presented by some 30 artists, and the exhibition spills out from the main gallery space and across much of Glue's premises.
"Art in the service of science", John Buchanan (Hocken Library) The mid-19th century was a period filled with remarkable colonial artists: crafts people who combined the skills of...
• "New and recent work" (Milford Galleries Dunedin) Milford is presenting a show of new works by leading New Zealand artists, with all five providing delights for the viewer. ...
• The Artist's Room is presenting portraiture by two well-matched artists, Luke Hollis and Stephen Martyn-Welch. The two distinct series of paintings fit well together, despite the stylistic...
"Edin", Edge of the Grid (Blue Oyster Gallery) "Edin" is a large-scale installation by Edge of the Grid, a collective made up of photographer James Voller, architect Robin Aitken and sound artist Tane Upjohn-Beatson.
"Paula Rego" (Brett McDowell Gallery) Brett McDowell Gallery has pulled off a significant coup in hosting an exhibition by major Anglo-Portuguese artist Paula Rego.
"Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House", Sir Frank Brangwyn (Dunedin Public Art Gallery) Sir Frank Brangwyn was a notable and versatile figure in early 20th-century British art. A painter, ceramicist, designer, and illustrator, it is for his murals that he is best remembered, and his name ranks alongside the finest muralists of the era.
"Voices of Earth", Garry Currin (Milford Gallery) Garry Currin has a way of creating atmospheric, ephemeral landscapes into which a viewer can project their own imaginary worlds.
'Landing", Robert Scott (Moray Gallery) Space exploration has been much in the news recently, with the landing on Mars of the Curiosity rover and the death of Neil Armstrong. Perfect timing then, for Robert Scott's exhibition "Landing", with its science-fictional themes.