Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Fewer Starving Artists in Dunedin

Fewer Starving Artists in Dunedin


Over $4,000 has been put been put in the pockets of student artists thanks to the OUSA Art Week held at the University of Otago in the first week of August.

The week is now in its 26th year and attracted more sales and more visitors than ever before.

“Art Week is a really positive event for students and Dunedin.” said Ruby Sycamore-Smith, OUSA President. “It’s a way for us to show Dunedin the great art students can create, and it gives people a chance to see the more creative side of studying!”

The sales from this year’s Student Art Exhibition and Sale held in the University Union reached $4,454, a huge increase on the $2,650 raised in 2013. Over 200 pieces were on show, and of those 65 were sold compared to 47 in 2013. The exhibition also saw more visitors with 1,855 people visiting during the week compared to 1,038 in 2013.

“It is exciting to have so many students attending and involved with art” said Rachel Enright, OUSA Senior Events coordinator. “And since the OUSA takes no fees from the exhibition students reap the full benefits of their art work”.

It wasn’t all art students on show though, with the exhibition giving creative students who don’t study art formally the chance to show and sell their work to their peers and the public.

“It was interesting to see that of the 56 students entered, only 9 were arts students.” Said Sycamore-Smith. “It shows that there’s a lot more to students then their chosen path of study!”

The Dunedin Art Gallery Crawl also grew not just in numbers attending but in galleries involved as five new galleries came on board to bring the total to sixteen.

“For OUSA this is a great way to get students out mingling with the public who share similar interests.” said Enright. “Anyone in town that night would have noticed a big influx of people walking their way around the city’s galleries.”

The week saw ten art installations placed around campus and the very popular Artist and Writer Speed Dating doubled its size to 40 participants.

The OUSA would like to thank the ongoing and invaluable support of the Blue Oyster Project Space who are instrumental in making the week happen, and who continue to facilitate great art projects in Dunedin.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Plain Packs Plan: Gordon Campbell On Tobacco Politicking (And The TPP Death Watch)

Has Act leader David Seymour got the easiest job in the world, or what? Roll out of bed, turn on the radio and hmm…there do seem to be a lot of problems out there in the world. Must think of something. And so it came to pass that this morning, David Seymour took up his sword and shield to fight for a world that’s about to be denied the rich and vibrant beauty of tobacco advertising. More>>

ALSO:

.


RECENT TPP MEETING:

Professor Ian Shirley: The Budget That Failed Auckland

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for housing is a bullying tactic aimed at diverting attention away from the fundamental problems with housing in the region. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Post Cab Presser: Budgets, Trusts And Pacific Diplomacy

Today Prime Minister John Key summarised last week’s budget and provided further detail about his upcoming trip to Fiji. He said that there has been “plenty going on” in the last couple of weeks and emphasised the need for Auckland council to facilitate more housing supply. More>>

ALSO:

Max Rashbrooke: A Failure Of Measurement: Inside The Budget Lock-Up

Shortly after the embargo lifted at 2pm news organisations started filing reports claiming that health, and to a lesser extent housing and education, were the ‘big winners’ out of the Budget. It failed to take into account the fact that in most cases the apparent increases were in fact cuts. Because of the twin effects of inflation and population. More>>

ALSO:

DOCtored Figures: Minister Clarifies DOC Budget

“Commentators have overlooked the fact $20.7m of that perceived shortfall is new funding for Battle for our Birds 2016, provided for in last week’s Budget...” DOC also has approval in principle to carry over a further $20m to 16/17 due to unexpected delays in a number of projects. More>>

ALSO:

For The Birds: Gordon Campbell On The Budget

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. . More>>

Max Rashbrooke On The 2016 Budget

The best label for this year’s announcement by Bill English might be the ‘Bare Minimum Budget’. It does the bare minimum to defuse potential political damage in a range of areas – homelessness and health are prime among them – but almost nothing to address the country’s most deep-rooted, systemic social problems. Indeed the Budget hints that these problems may get worse. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news