On Saturday 12 June, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery unveils Hurahia ana kā Whetū: Unveiling the Stars to the public. This exhibition has developed through a series of conversations between the team at Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Paemanu, a group of Ngāi Tahu visual artists. The project uses partnership as a way to uphold the stories and ideas carried by art works in the Gallery’s permanent collection, and to make space for new voices and approaches. Hurahia ana kā Whetū works to elevate toi Māori and Pacific art in the collection, creating a complex, layered exhibition experience that considers past, present and future. Greeting visitors on entry will be a significant new work by Ross Hemera, Poutokomanawa of Paemanu, and Cath Brown’s Karanga Ngāi Tahu II, on loan from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

On Saturday 12th at 11am, join Gallery curators and members of Paemanu for an insider’s tour of this unique exhibition. Free and all welcome.


  • Free


  • Sat 12 Jun


  • 11:00 am — 12:00 pm


  • 30 The Octagon
  • Ōtepoti Dunedin, 9016