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Recognised as one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier collections, the Gallery houses an excellent collection of New Zealand works and has significant holdings of European art, Japanese prints and decorative arts. This stellar collection was established, and continues to grow, through gifts by generous benefactors or purchases by the Gallery’s founding organisation, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society.

Currently, 200+ records are online.

Please note that the presentation of collection material on this website is a work in progress and additional images and information will be added as they come to hand and copyright permissions are obtained.


The Search allows you to look for any words describing an object or person.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase (e.g. "still life"), include a word (e.g. +landscape), exclude a word (e.g. -portrait), or search on part of a word (e.g. paint*). Please see the help topic on the Search for more details on how to enter your searches.

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