Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Free
Located in Octagon, in the heart of Dunedin, The Dunedin Public Art Gallery has a range of art pieces and works, exhibitions, events and focuses heavily on education as well. This attraction is one of the four major metropolitan art galleries in New Zealand and is famous for its historical artworks and close relationship with modern artists of New Zealand.
This art gallery is sourced from other public and private collections even though it is fundamentally sourced by the Gallery’s exhibition programme. It dates back to 1884 and is the first public art gallery in New Zealand. It was founded by W.M. Hodgkins whose paintings representing Britain’s Neo-Romantic movement from the 1860s are still preserved on the in the gallery.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of the most happening art galleries in New Zealand with new events and exhibitions every year. Therefore, if you are into art and have a few hours to spare, do stop by at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
The art collections at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery are mainly British and European artworks purchased by the Gallery’s founding organisation, the Public Art Gallery Society. Many western paintings are from the 15th century, works of Rosa, Claude Lorraine, Pissarro, Monet, Machiavelli, Turner, and many more.
The international collection features artwork such as Japanese prints, the 20th-century Australian selection and the decorative art collection ranges across glass, ceramics, textiles and costumes.