House of Dowse x Jimmy D let acclaimed designer James Dobson of Jimmy D loose in The Dowse collection to curate an exhibition that reflects different aspects of the Jimmy D brand, from photographs of partygoers to multi-coloured knits to ceramic masks. Take a tour of House of Dowse x Jimmy D with Senior Curator Chelsea Nicholls, followed by a tour of The Dowse’s newly refurbished collection store, led by Collections Manager Jo Wehrly. A major project undertaken in 2023, the new collection store allows The Dowse to safely house their growing collection, and made accessibility to the collection easier for Dobson when he was curating his show. Open to the public for the first time, see The Dowse’s impressive collection, both on display and behind the scenes.


  • Free


  • Sun 28 Apr


  • 2:00 pm


  • 45 Laings Road
  • Lower Hutt, New Zealand