"Sound Full" (Dunedin Public Art Gallery) The marriage of sight and sound has long been a source of intriguing multimedia art, yet it is only in the past 50 or so years that it has really come into its own. The freedom that conceptual and concrete art have allowed the visual artist, and the similar freedoms allowed to sonic artists through recording and synthesizer technology have opened the door to a fruitful and seemingly limitless creative form.
"60 years 60 pots", Mirek Smisek (Otago Museum) "60 years 60 pots" is a major retrospective of the work of one of New Zealand's premier potters, Mirek Smisek.
The Edo era, stretching from the 17th to the 19th centuries, was a time of a major burgeoning of Japanese culture. A newly-monied merchant class had developed, and a wealth of arts and entertainments, from kabuki theatre to high-status brothels to highly stylised Ukiyo-e art, grew up as a result.
'Untitled', by Philip Trusttum "Untitled (Mural design)", Fiona Connor and Aaron Kreisler (curators) (Dunedin Public Art Gallery)
Travelling the harbour road to Bellamy's Gallery at Macandrew Bay, one cannot miss the whimsical bus shelters with which the name of artist John Noakes will forever be associated. Local painter...
When Di ffrench died in 1999, New Zealand lost a major artist, one whose larger-than-life photographic works challenged the viewer with their provocative sexuality and graceful, lithe form.
• "Concrete Chimera", (Salisbury Boutique Basement) Dunedin's Fringe Festival has brought numerous art shows to the city, many of them brief, unexpected, and unusually located. One...
"Five new works, five old works", Martin Thompson (Brett McDowell Gallery) The worlds of the sciences and the arts are often seen as polar opposites, but the two intertwine and mesh to an extraordinary degree.
The university and polytechnic are host to many artworks which, if not strictly speaking public, are on open display. Some are well known, such as Peter Nicholl's Bridge of blackened timbers close to the University Union. Others are in more secluded spaces, or within the tertiary institutes' buildings.
Jason Greig has returned to the Brett McDowell Gallery with another fine collection of delicate gothic prints. His monoprints, plus occasional etching, shed a dark light on to a fascinating underworld - a demimonde inhabited by shadowy figures and fatal beauty.