Please join us this Friday for the opening of two exhibitions, two cups and a Jimmy’s mince and cheese pie wrapper by Jay Hutchinson and The Race Marches Forward on the Feet of Little Children by Matilda Fraser. The fifth annual parallel exhibitions at Blue Oyster presents work which begins with an investigation into the artists' immediate surroundings, and the people, objects, and histories associated therein.

Saturday 21 April – Saturday 12 May
Opening Preview: Friday 20 April, 5:30pm
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Please join us this Friday for the opening of two exhibitions, two cups and a Jimmy’s mince and cheese pie wrapper by Jay Hutchinson and The Race Marches Forward on the Feet of Little Children by Matilda Fraser. The fifth annual parallel exhibitions at Blue Oyster presents work which begins with an investigation into the artists' immediate surroundings, and the people, objects, and histories associated therein.

Saturday 21 April – Saturday 12 May
Opening Preview: Friday 20 April, 5:30pm
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Fāgogo Pati Solomona Tyrell

17 March 2018 - 14 April 2018

Opening Preview: Friday 16 March, 5:30pm
Performance: Saturday 17 March, 12pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 18 March, 12pm
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Please join us for the opening of Fāgogo by Pati Solomona Tyrell, the second iteration of his debut solo exhibition originally hosted at ST PAUL St Gallery in 2017. Blue Oyster is proud to co-host this exhibition alongside Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Rear Window as part of Dunedin Fringe 2018 and Dunedin Pride Hui Taurima Kahukura.

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NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN Mark Schroder

17 February 2018 - 10 March 2018

NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN, a new installation by Mark Schroder, repurposes Blue Oyster Art Project Space as a foyer-dairy-bank to present, in sculptural form, disparate elements drawn from a broad investigation of the intersection between art and finance, and modern notions of success and failure.

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Rituals Peter Walsh

24 January 2018 - 10 February 2018

Rituals comprises of a suite of actions and perceptions, removed from the idea of a singular, finished work to a purposeful ritual of collection and making within an integrated, material-oriented practice.

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Inside The Fish Tank, The Exquisite Crone is a new work by Phoebe Lysbeth Kay Mackenzie, situated in the window of Blue Oyster Art Project Space over the summer of 2017/2018.

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Necessary Threat Hikalu Clarke

22 November 2017 - 15 December 2017

Hikalu Clarke’s practice engages with relationships between governing bodies and its citizenry, focusing upon Counter Terrorism architectural philosophies and Unpleasant Design.

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Slow Jamz Till Midnight Christina Pataialii

25 October 2017 - 18 November 2017

Slow Jamz Till Midnight is a new exhibition by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist, Christina Pataialii. Presenting a suite of paintings, Pataialii uses codes to offer a language which destabilises traditional dominances within the field of abstraction in a humorous and playful manner.

 
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In The Flesh Natasha Matila-Smith

25 October 2017 - 18 November 2017

In The Flesh by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist and writer, Natasha Matila-Smith, examines societies understanding and expectations of intimacy, lust and romance, and societies assertion of these expectations onto the self.

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The Insider Tiger Murdoch

27 September 2017 - 21 October 2017

Unpacking the definition of ‘insider’ within the publicly funded contemporary arts space, Tiger Murdoch have sought and collated visual, written and verbal responses to the term in their exhibition, The Insider.

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