Artspace Aotearoa (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland) and Blue Oyster Art Project Space (Ōtepoti Dunedin) are excited to partner in an exchange for TENT.

BIG FISH LITTLE BOAT opens a conversation about what it means to be a practicing artist at opposite ends of the country; developing a bond between the two galleries with the goal of future north/south collaboration.

For TENT, Jo Bragg will be presenting a video work available to view online at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space website HERE. Recently returned to Aotearoa from studying at Monash University, Naarm Melbourne, Jo Bragg is currently writing for Artspace Aotearoa’s new artist exhibition, Cruel Optimism. Extending their investment in queer art theory, Bragg grapples with the opacities and obscurities of the term queer, and proposes that its failures and slippages are sites for queer utility.

At the same time, Artspace Aotearoa will be showing video footage of a recent physical installation by Ed Ritchie, which was presented in Blue Oyster’s window at 16 Dowling Street, Ōtepoti. This video footage will be available to view from the Artspace Aotearoa website: HERE. In this work, Ed Ritchie considers architectural features from the facades of buildings that have housed Blue Oyster over the past two decades. Drawn from memories not measurements, Ritchie’s work considers the Blue Oyster archive and incorporates copper, a nod to the material interest of Blue Oyster’s previous anniversary exhibitions.


  • Thu 04 Nov — Mon 08 Nov


  • 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Showing Online