• Wesley John Fourie

For our first show in our new gallery space on Lower Stuart Street, we present the graduation exhibition of our director, Wesley John Fourie.

In The Last Night I Died and the Day I Was Born Again Wesley takes on the role of Narcissus, impersonating the mythological character in his last 24 hours of life. We see Wesley (as Narcisssus) gaze into "the pond", and join him on his journey into the underworld.

Working across sites, this exhibition will take over the new gallery space at 155 Lower Stuart Street, public space in Otepoti, and at the Dunedin School of Art (Otago Polytechnic/Te Pukenga).

The exhibition features bronze, ceramics, installation, video, sound, and textiles, and will be the inaugural exhibition of a recent graduate at New Lands. A new initiative by the gallery to platform the work of emerging Otago based artists developed in collaboration with the Dunedin School of Art.

Wesley John Fourie ( b.1995 Amanzimtoti, South Africa) is a multi award winning artist and curator based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Their work processes experiences of love, loss, and queer sexuality, in relation to the natural environment. Wesley’s multi-faceted art practice extends across textiles, sculpture, installation, drawing, poetry, painting, and video. They are interested in that which is poetic, tactile, and confessional.

Wesley’s work has been presented in public institutions and artist-run spaces across Aotearoa New Zealand, Asia, and Europe. Wesley Has represented Aotearoa New Zealand at the Larnaca Biennale (2023) and the Slavonian Biennale (2022).

Forthcoming solo projects include I WAS ONCE A GREAT LAKE: Hyphen Wodonga (Australia), and with his kiss i became a braided river: Ashburton Art Gallery, and HYPERBALLAD: curated by Aaron Lister, Courtenay Place Lightboxes.

Opening Hours

  • Thursday to Saturday 2 - 6pm
  • Or by appointment


  • 155 Lower Stuart Street (upstairs)
  • Otepoti Dunedin Central