Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

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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. Put Dunedin Public Art Gallery into our Dunedin itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dunedin.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Korean artist work was so funny and staff members are so friendly. Curators are so professional.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We probably visited when they were re hanging some spaces. The rooms are large and well laid out. One exhibition was excellent yet the other left us feeling wanting. A good shop and friendly staff. Wo...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    It is situated just at the city center of Dunedin, i.e. right in the middle of Octagon. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection includes an excellent selection of British and European paintings an...  more »
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  • Very good gallery. Interesting quality pieces in the exhibition and well displayed. Good spaces for works of specific artists. This gallery knows how to display good art well. Knowledgeable, helpful and interested staff. Very convenient location. A must!
  • Worth coming in for the fabulous and notable art collection. For a small gallery, it has note worthy classical artist and famous New Zealand artists. The small gift shop has well picked cards, books and other New Zealand gifts worth looking at. The gallery can also host events and be booked for special occasions. We are proud of our gallery.
  • Really impressive and versatile collection of works. And a good mix of local artists and international. Spotted one Monet & a Picasso painting as well. It was a great addition to our time in Dunedin.
  • Interesting article and it's free. Takes about an hour to have a good look
  • Amazing collection of art centrally located in the octagon. Great mix of contemporary and old art. Good cafe located in same building.

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