Blue Oyster


Tuesday11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 3:00 pm.


16 Dowling Street, Dunedin Central

03-479 0197

The scenery’s forever changing at Blue Oyster, the largest contemporary art project space in Otago/Southland. Originally founded in 1999, the space have been operating out of their Dowling Street location since 2013 and are dedicated to supporting critical artwork produced in New Zealand, operating as a non-profit art space to give artists, writers and curators the opportunity to experiment, create and test their ideas without the pressure to sell their work. With a new exhibition every month there’s always something fresh to appreciate. Blue Oyster also produces publications and plays host to other events within the arts community, including artist talks, panel discussions, workshops and film screenings.

One of a small group of artist-run spaces set up in the 90s, Blue Oyster only grows stronger year to year, using their skills, resources and services to help emerging creatives professionally develop their artistic practices. It’s free to come and see Blue Oyster shows and participate in our other events, so simply sign up to the email list on their home page to get updates and opportunities to participate!

Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

16 Dowling Street, Dunedin Central

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