Faith is an afakasi. She has never been white even though she felt and wanted to be white. She is brown but never felt brown, and all the PI girls at school told her she was white. Her body, its status, its size, its colour was everybody’s business.
Opening Preview: Tuesday 7 February, 5:30pm
Free to attend, all welcome
Shortsighted Girl's Very Thick Wall takes its cue from Kikkawa’s current interest in creating delicate, small scale drawings with watercolour and ink on paper. For this exhibition however, one new large scale installation will be presented alongside Blind Jams — paying tribute to her long relationship with Dunedin sound.
Seeking to problematise familiar objects and processes, Stone Cold Cuts is an exhibition that delves into the basic functions performed within barbershops/hair salons.
Public Share, Valasi Leota-Seiuli, Janet Lilo, Lana Lopesi, Sione Monu
Dick Frizzell, Glenn Otto, Dylan Scott, Tim Wagg
Saskia Leek and Darryl Breen, Ed Ritchie and Heather Jarvis, Desi Liversage and Kellie Shaw
Opening Tuesday 4 October, 5.30pm
Pastoral Scheme uses interior elements of the Blue Oyster to explore both painterly and spatial concerns such as composition, form and surface.
Alongside Daegan Wells’ Private Lodgings in the front space, Connah Podmore presents I'd rather be both in the second space.
Dunedin based artist Charlotte Parallel concludes her 2-month studio residency at Blue Oyster with Waves and bodies in waves in bodies, a research-based exhibition that explores the body’s capacity as a transducer.
Joining the celebrations for this year’s Puaka Matariki Festival, Blue Oyster welcomes a new exhibition by Ngahuia Harrison, exploring one of Aotearoa’s most precious resources: wai.