Founded in 1999, the Blue Oyster Arts Trust is the governing body of the Blue Oyster Art Project Space, a not for profit art space located at 16 Dowling Street, Dunedin. All exhibitions and events are free to attend, the space offering an environment of criticality, support and learning.
Blue Oyster Art Project Space exists to enable emerging and experimental artists, writers, curators and arts practitioners to work free from commercial restraints in an innovative and experimental environment. Since its establishment the Trust has aimed to broaden an interest and understanding of contemporary art by providing a diverse and energetic forum for critical dialogue around a yearly programme of exhibitions, projects, events and publications.
We are supported by Creative New Zealand and the Dunedin City Council, along with a range of other sponsors, funders, patrons and supporters in and around the Dunedin community.
HITO STEYERL'S 'DUTY FREE ART' (MARCH)
Hito Steyerl's 'Duty Free Art' (March) we could not have pulled this one off without you, still can't believe we had Hito at Blue Oyster!
Uniform Collective's 'Exchange' (May)
Amy Unkovich's upcoming solo exhibition in September
Louisa Afoa and Daphne Simon's solo exhibitions in November & December. Louisa's show will have lots of Pacific artists and Daphne's will have lots of crazy invention sculptures.
http://blueoyster.org.nz/index.php/exhibitions/tully-arnot/ and the rest of the artistic programme via the Supporters Network concept.