Escape From New York opening 5:00pm 2/4/21 Olga Gallery

In late 2019 two Auckland based photographers and a Dunedin based sculptor travelled to New York. What they didn’t realise at the time, was that within mere months the world would be ‘locked down’ due to a global pandemic. This exhibition showcases a snapshot of the artists time spent in a country that many ofContinue reading “Escape From New York opening 5:00pm 2/4/21 Olga Gallery”

“Untitled, Dunedin Landscape, May 2020” review in the ODT 26/11/20 by Robyn Maree Pickens

JAY Hutchinson’s current exhibition at Olga is the most conceptually rigorous by the artist that I have personally seen to date. It also represents a departure of sorts from the gallery’s regular programming, and pushes against the expectations of dealer gallery exhibitions more generally — in this corner of the world at least. These prefatoryContinue reading ““Untitled, Dunedin Landscape, May 2020” review in the ODT 26/11/20 by Robyn Maree Pickens”

The Yallop & Smith Memorial Exhibition opening 12:00pm Saturday 31 October 2020 at Olga Gallery 32 Moray Place Dunedin

This exhibition is based on the enduring concept of friendship, community and inclusion. A chance to remember and celebrate the lives of two good friends,Ray Yallop (b.1934, d.2010) and Des Smith (b.1920 d.2009). The Exhibition is a salon installation in the style of their residence in Grant Street, Dunedin, New Zealand. Cluttered artworks of allContinue reading “The Yallop & Smith Memorial Exhibition opening 12:00pm Saturday 31 October 2020 at Olga Gallery 32 Moray Place Dunedin”

RISE OF THE MOUSE

RISE OF THE MOUSE (exhibition) Is a collaborative project between Dunedin Artist DZNE and Auckland Designer/Skater Alistair Wasywich. Brought together with a shared passion for 1980s skateboard graphics and design. Alistair built and shaped five decks based on classic shapes and shipped them down to Dunedin to be painted by DZNE. Inspired by Powell PeraltaContinue reading “RISE OF THE MOUSE”

Images and text of new work for the group exhibition ‘Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making’ at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. The exhibition was supposed to be opening today 4/3/20 now postponed due to the Covid 19 lockdown in New Zealand. Stay Safe

Extended label for the exhibition written by Curator Karl Chitham Hutchinson is currently based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Although originally a graffiti writer using spray cans as his tools, in 2006 he worked on a project for Blue Oyster Gallery that was to signal a shift in his practice. Called Concrete to Textile for the exhibitionContinue reading “Images and text of new work for the group exhibition ‘Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making’ at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt. The exhibition was supposed to be opening today 4/3/20 now postponed due to the Covid 19 lockdown in New Zealand. Stay Safe”