The Promise... and the Fall
Zeuxis reached out and touched the surface,
he became the bird, and the grapes the curtained veil.
Thursday May 12 - June 1
(Opening event Thursday May 12 5-7PM)
Brendan Jon Philip
April 15 - May 3
“and feather falling”: a tribute to Marilynn Webb
This exhibition brings together a group of five hand-painted prints and one water
colour by Marilynn Webb from a private collection, complemented by a large
atmospheric work on paper by Brendan Jon Philip and a photograph of the interior of
Marilyn Webb’s home, taken just before her death in 2021 by Adrienne Martyn.
durham street - as she left
Opening Night January 28 5pm
Exhibition runs to December 24
Exhibition opens October 22
Friday August 6
A series of Etudes (studies) expressed as three dimensional assemblages of found ideas.
Part painting, part sculpture, part print, these Etudes are improvisations of the here-and-now on themes from Sergei Lyapunov’s 12 Transcendental Études (Op.11).
Friday July 16
your books, my photos
Friday June 18
Low Chroma is a world of echoes. It is a dimension that exists after you leave the classification
of landscape behind. The forms remember that once they were part of a landscape; and that
landscape has transformed itself to an idea. The recognizable forms are leftover vapors from
land shapes observed here in Dunedin. The visual mood and colour draws on memories of
science fiction worlds seen in films and television shows from my childhood (Total Recall, Star
Trek, Blade Runner and 2001: A Space Odyssey.) The worlds also suggest a link with the
imagined interior realms of video games like Tetris and PacMan. Ultimately, there is a collision
of dreamscape and memory that joins with my current observations on the way humans divide
and alter Land. Eliza Glyn 2021
Friday April 30
‘Viewfinders’ draws together works from artists Simon Attwooll and Philip Madill.
Each interrogates the indexical nature of photography, historical truth, tensions between analogue and digital technologies and the relationship between the viewer and the viewed.
Friday April 2 - 28
March 19 - 30
Exquisite Corpse is a surrealist game where participants contribute to a collective drawing without the knowledge of others' additions, resulting in strange and wonderful composite figures.
Please join us to view our first exhibition for 2021
"In this new work I use humour and an illustrative aesthetic to contemplate our
dysfunctional relationship with nature, landscape and the environment" HJ
Please join us to preview our final exhibition for 2020
Running to January 26
Untitled, Dunedin Landscape, May 2020
Hutchinson’s latest work follows on from his exhibition ‘On the way to work’ which showed at Olga in 2019. The previous exhibition consisted of 20 small hand embroidered works based on the trash Hutchinson found during his journeys to work. This work however is a singular piece that echoes Hutchinson’s fascination with psychogeography, the forgotten and discarded. Hutchinson conceived this work to follow the current show at OLGA ‘The Yallop and Smith Memorial Exhibition’ by utilising the damaged walls from the installation of over 100 works.
Exhibition runs November 21 - 28
32 Moray Place
The Yallop & Smith Memorial Exhibition 2020
Opening with a shared lunch
Saturday October 31
Runs to October 20
Everything Must Go
12 - 7PM
Artist Portraits 1981-89
Runs to September 9
Artist Portraits 1981-89
Runs to September 9
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Henry Turner, Hill of Monkeys, gouache on paper, 430x315, 2020
A Spontaneous Art Event
Can You See It?
Matthew P Schobs
Saturday June 6
Rachel Zanders Together, Woodcut print, 42 x 59.5 cm, 2016-2018
Sandra Bushby, Let it Bleach Blue--, Oil on linen 45 x 30 cm, 2019
Year of the Head
Stella Corkery, Guru Guru, oil on canvas, 910 x 610mm, 2019
The launch of Exquisite Corpse this Friday has been cancelled.
In line with current advice from government and health authorities, OLGA is acting to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff, artists, audiences and wider communities responding to the threat of novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The gallery will maintain its regular opening hours so please visit the exhibition during the week.
We've been playing Exquisite Corpse, the chance-based, surrealist game where participants contribute to a collective drawing without the knowledge of others' additions, resulting in wondrous composite figures. A revelatory exhibition, the moment of truth comes when the previously secret compositions are unveiled.
Participating artists include: Aroha Novak, Kirsten Ferguson, John Z Robinson, Sharon Singer, Emma Chalmers, Peter Cleverley, Anna Perry, Guy Howard-Smith, Michael Greaves, Rosa Cameron, Felix Harris, Lynley Workman, Grant Ramsay, and Nicola Hansby.
Sat/Sun 10-2PM T/W 10-5PM
As part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival
S o f t F i e l d
Please join OLGA and Eliot for closing drinks on
Friday February 21
Eliot Coates, Union ll, oil on aluminium, 1000 x 1150mm, 2019
Olga reopens January 7 2020
Craig Easton Anya Sinclair Esther Bosshard Joyce Huang
Jay Hutchinson Metiria Turei PJ Hickman
William Field Sharon Singer Anna Muirhead Michael Morley
Miranda Parkes Henry Turner L$D Fundraiser Philip Madill
Friday December 6 - 24
LATERAL re BOOT
Opening November 15
James Cousins, Pl 116.5 (Untitled), oil and acrylic on canvas, 500x550mm, 2019
William Field, Red Noise, oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 420 x420mm, 2019
An exploration of the sonic possibilities of the acoustic guitar as
a pure resonant amplifier of sound..
the new nice
Running to October 23
Miranda Parkes "a private boat for max" (acrylic, gold and silver foil, varnish, nail polish, wrapping paper on book page, 230 x 247mm) 2019