Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

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#3 of 15 in Museums in Dunedin
Immerse yourself in art at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the country's oldest gallery and one of its foremost collections. Located in a handsomely refitted, 20th-century department store, the museum showcases New Zealand art from 1860 onwards, alongside works by renowned European artists such as Monet, Turner, and Machiavelli. Check out temporary exhibits and events like film screenings. If you work up an appetite, stop by the onsite cafe for a bite to eat. Find out how to plan Dunedin trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I would recommend coming here as there is a wide array of art from New Zealand and all over the world. there where interesting and colorful displays inside this large and spacious art gallery. there i...  more »
  • I was very impressed by the breadth of the collection on display and the interesting curation with a variety of different exhibitions on quite different subjects. I found the exhibition on Cubism espe...  more »
  • Just off the Octagon the gallery is free to enter. We only had time to look around the ground floor but there were some lovely paintings as well as some strange ones, but that’s art for you.  more »
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  • This is a lovely Public Art Gallery which has free entry. This is a small gallery that holds a fabulous collection of works by worthy artists, including works by local New Zealand Artists. It was a real pleasure to wander through here. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable. Another added pleasure was the gift shop near the entrance which stocks cards, books, jewelry, scarves and other handicrafts. We purchased a colorful silk scarf here, designed by a local artists. Well worth a visit.
  • We both enjoyed the old paintings on the ground floor and there are even some from the great masters. I found some of the paintings really enjoyable to see the talents of painters 100's of years ago. Spent a good 45 minutes wondering around. Then we went to the first flour that was full of many variations of the same theme. Lots of black and white lines, less than 10 minutes later we were out. Free to look round. Stars relate to the ground floor.
  • Lovely airy building. We enjoyed the permanent world collection on the ground floor. Unfortunately didn't have time to look at the special exhibitions. Staff were welcoming and helpful.
  • Great facility wonderful exhibits and lots to explore! Just a pity I didn't have the time or money to check out the two paid entry exhibits.. keep up the great work!
  • Expect to see Picasso, Monet, Chagall, Constable, Turner and many other great artists' work. Look carefully for the erotica Japanese works :)
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