Various Artists

Featuring over 1000 items from the Dowse art collection, this exhibition is an opportunity to explore some familiar favourites alongside forgotten treasures. Unhinged includes peculiar peeks into the most remarkable corners of the collection like bedazzling ballet costumes, playful paintings and exquisite contemporary glass.

This delightfully eccentric show offers new ways to access and encounter the collection. You can simply wander each space in your own time absorbing the curious combinations or you can follow one of our customised tours designed to uncover some of the more intriguing objects and their fascinating stories. Prepare to be enchanted, baffled and surprised.

This exhibition is part of a major project to refurbish our collection storage spaces that will help us to care for our collection into the future. This includes re-housing all of our nearly 3500 items ready to go into their new home.

Opening Hours

  • Daily
  • 10am - 5pm


  • 45 Laings Road
  • Pōneke Wellington, Lower Hutt