Art Week 2021 Programme


OUSA Art Week Student Exhibition 

9th - 12th August 9am – 6pm 

13th August 9am – 3pm 

Union Hall 

The hall will be turned into a gallery for the week cram packed with student artwork, come for a look, buy something new for your wall, or enter your own Art for the opportunity to sell your work and win some great prizes thanks to our sponsors: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Otago Polytechnic, The Fabric Store, and Resene.  

Between 9th - 13th August the Product tab will be open for you to purchase artworks from the Student Exhibition - Please ensure you read Shipping Terms before purchasing. 

Entries open to Otago University and Otago Polytech Students from 31st May – 30th July 

Enter here:  

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Brush & Bevvies 

Tuesday 10th August 6:30pm 

Starters Bar  

Tickets on Sale at OUSA Main Reception - $15 – Students Only 

Come join us at Starters Bar for a fun night painting and having a few bevvies. The night is guided by a host who will talk you through techniques to paint a van Gogh stylized masterpiece. The perfect time for a flat outing and a good laugh. 

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Local Produce: Night Lunch, Dale Kerrigan, & Porpoise. 

Wednesday 11th August 7pm – 9pm 

Te Korokoro O Te Tūī - Otago University School of Performing Arts  

Radio One and Critic present an intimate night of music featuring Night Lunch, Dale Kerrigan, & Porpoise. 

This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience the University of Otago's new state of the art recording studio in action, with some of the city’s most talented artists. 

Only 30 spots available for this live in-studio event. Come be part of the experience as we record! 

Limited Tickets on Sale:


24hr Photo Comp Presented by OPPO 

 Tuesday 10th August 12pm  – Wednesday 11th August 12pm 


Students Only 

You have 24hrs to take, edit and submit photos under the categories for the chance to win either an A94 phone or A15 device. Don't have a camera? Follow OPPO’s Lead and use your phone! Open to all levels of experience. 

The following link will go live at event start and give you the categories along with any other information required:  


Radio One Art Week Market Day 

Wednesday 11th August 10am – 3pm 

The Link 

A twist on our usual Radio One Market Days. We call all artists, both students and in the Dunedin Community to register for a stall and sell you wares! Whether jewelry, original prints or handmade clothing. Show Dunedin that shopping local is worth it! 

Don’t have anything to sell? Not an Artist? Come along and support the Dunedin Art Community, either by purchasing items or just coming and having a chat with local artists. 

Register For a Stall:  

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DJ Workshop 

Saturday 14th August – 5pm - 7pm 

Starters Bar 

Tickets $5 at Door

A chance for you to learn from the best.  Come down and give it a try! Suitable for all ranges of experience. 

Thanks to everyone below for getting behind this initiative and helping make it a reality! 

OUSA, Starters Bar, Common People Entertainment, O.U.D.J, Good Times., Audiology, Coastal Promotions, SUB180, Collekt House Group, Distorted Promotions, Limitless Touring, Forte Touring and NEXUS Events. 

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Future DJ 

Saturday 14th August – 9pm - Close 

Starters Bar 

Want to be the next big thing? Enter Future DJ to showcase your skills and wow the judges. With some amazing prizes that will help get your future started. Apply to get noticed! 

Not sure you want to apply, but love to know who in Dunedin might be playing the good stuff at clubs? Come support the future of Dunedin Dj’s, grab a drink and have a rave.  

Free Entry. 

Apply Here: 

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Anonymous Art – Otago Students Art Association 

All Week  

The Link 

Anonymously share your art with the world! All Art Week we will have a filing cabinet set up in the link for you to swap your creations! Just place your art in an envelope provided and then into the filing cabinet. Then pull out a different envelope which will have a piece of art for you to keep! 

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Thursdays in Black – Artivism 

Thursday 12th August – 10am - 1pm 

The Link 

Thursdays in Black is a student-led movement working towards a world free from sexual violence. We believe sexual violence is a significant problem on tertiary campuses, but we believe that a different reality is possible.  

We believe the way to change statistics about sexual violence is to: see, acknowledge, understand and address these issues. We encourage all students and staff of the University of Otago to stand with us, and wear black every Thursday to show support and solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. 

On the Thursday of Art Week (12 August), our activism will be done through art. We want to help the community stand in solidarity with survivors through our Thursdays in Black "Artivism" event. Bring in your black clothing, or get a black shirt from us on the day, and we will screen print it with the Thursdays in Black logo right there in front of you! 

Follow Thursdays in Black on Facebook:  


Crochet Workshop – Otago Students Art Association 

Thursday 12th August – 5pm-7pm 

Clubs and Socs – Room 5  

Tickets on Sale Here: $8

This Art Week try a new medium of art! Learn the basics of crochet to make both cute and practical products! Get more comfortable with understanding the patterns, terms and equipment used in this art form. We will supply the yarn and hooks, which you will be able to keep to jump start your new hobby! 

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