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Quite a site

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

With much delight, the Dunedin School of Art opens its doors to the public for their annual SITE exhibition.

Spanning the entire area of the School, SITE transforms the working environment of a contemporary art school into a gallery for five days. Art lovers engage and gain inspiration from a varied range of unique artworks in this celebrated end-of-year exhibition, with most works available for purchase.

Image credit: Annette Brown, Fished Out, 2019, video still.

Featured artist, Annette Brown lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and is completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at Dunedin School of Art by distance.

Annette is of Samoan and Pākehā descent, with family ties to Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara. Cultural complexities that arise at family and a societal level form the basis of her work, the idea of the colonised coloniser. Brown’s work is video, sculpture and installation based. Annette is exhibiting at SITE 19 in Dunedin and currently also has a work in the exhibition Domestic #3: Ahimaru, Mokopōpaki, Auckland. With the Pākehā postcolonial gaze reversed, Annette’s SITE project Fished Out (2019), is about both the breakdown of negotiation between cultures, as it is the strong anchoring threads of family history and shared humanity. The project invites an ongoing community conversation as Islanders of Pacific Aotearoa.

Whether you have a penchant for painting, print, photography, jewellery and metalsmithing, electronic arts, sculpture, drawing, ceramics or textiles – all disciplines are represented. The Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic has educated artists since 1870 and offers certificate to degree programmes, including postgraduate programmes. Prepare to be captivated by the creative talents of this next generation of artists.

SITE 19: 23 – 28 November 2019. Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Riego Street.


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