Some of our favourite Dunedin arts links - a work in progress...
Gallery and studio at Macandrew Bay, owned by John and Pauline Bellamy. Situated next to a great cafe, it features wonderful art by Pauline and Manu, and a variety of other Dunedin artists.
Right in the centre of town, this gallery carries a wide range of gorgeous local art and ceramics.
South Seas Gallery
Just up the road at Brighton, built in a relocated pavilion from the South Seas Exhibition.
Brett McDowell Gallery
Brett McDowell hosts regular exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand art, and also has an amazing collection of 20th Century ceramics from potters such as Shoji Hamada and Lucie Rie - check some of them out on the gallery website.
Stuart St Potters Co-operative
Opposite the old Court House and across the road from the Railway Station, a co-operative venture showcasing some of the most interesting ceramic artists working in Dunedin.
Gallery on Blueskin
Located in the old Post Office at the entrance to the village of Waitati, Louise and Nicky host work by a variety of interesting contemporary artists and potters.
The Blue Oyster Gallery
A non-commercial, community-based gallery that allows emerging artists to showcase innovative, quirky and often challenging conceptual art, The Blue Oyster is situated down a little alleyway in Moray Place, opposite the Rialto Cinema.
Kerry does amazing paintings in a realist style, she captures the natural beauty of the rocky beaches around Brighton like nobody else.
A traditional potter who creates wood-fired domestic ware with beautiful glazes, he also writes a great blog.
Dunedin studio potter Danny Moorwood has been potting since the early '70's. He currently specializes in bowls and bottles with amazing lustre glazes.
Discussions, reviews and downloads of local music.
Hard to Find (but worth the effort) Quality Secondhand Books
This bibliophile's haven of vintage, specialist and popular books has expanded from their original store in Auckland and is well worth a trip south of the Octagon - head down Princes St to lower Dowling St and look out for the orange sign. They have awesome staff, an extensive online catalogue, lots of shiny coffee table-worthy tomes and....an in-store electric train set. What next?