Aigantighe Art Gallery

The Aigantighe Art Gallery has provided valuable workplace experience for Dunedin School of Art students.

The Aigantighe Art Gallery was founded in 1956 and is renowned today for its rich public art collection, innovative exhibitions, and inspiring education programmes. Three upstairs rooms in the Edwardian house hold temporary exhibitions of works all sourced from the permanent collection, while a modern extension enables the Aigantighe to show major exhibitions sourced from outside the collection, ranging from group shows of local artists to touring national and international shows.

Two Dunedin School of Art students on placement with the Aigantighe in 2017 gained experience at the gallery's front desk, checking the location and condition of artworks in the collection, and helping with the de-installation and installation of exhibitions.

Hamish Pettengell, Exhibitions Curator at the Aigantighe, says:

"It was great to have students here to give us a hand and to pass on some of our own skills and help them. It was mutually beneficial."