Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a group of local artists who wouldn’t otherwise not be shown to the widest audience possible.
In February 2014 a gallery presents released a limited publication Hated, the rise and fall of a gallery 100 copies only 80 copies were included in the project B L I N D / H A T E that included a copy of the publication with an original art work produced by one of eight artists sealed in a black envelope. The final 20 copies of hated came with a spray painted poster/ hand screen printed patch sealed in a pink envelope as a fundraiser for the pop up exhibition ‘Sure To Rise’ …this show opens on the 30th of October and features the same eight artists that were part of the B L I N D / H A T E