Welcome to the OAS Website

The earliest art society to be established in New Zealand, and now operatiing
on the first floor of the handsome, historic Dunedin Railway Station.

Here you will find a Sales Gallery, our Permanent Collection and our four galleries.

We hold regular exhibitions of artist members' work, as well as
corporate-sponsored exhibitions open to artists further afield within New Zealand.

All are open for public viewing.  

We are open 10am till 4pm, every day.



Exhibitions & Events

Jean Nelson Photography Award Exhibtion
18 May-7 June

Nicky Murry - St Clair Esplinade  A new exhibition in honour of Jean Nelson:
Pauline Bellamy - Milford Sound   See the Exhibitions Page for further details:


Third Biennial Arts Gold Awards & Exhibition

16 October to 29 November
Held a Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra. Run by the Central Otago District Arts Trust (CODAT) and is open to visual artists currently residing in New Zealand. Entries due 4pm Friday 18th September.
Further information go to:  www.artawards.co.nz or email:  coordinator@centralotagoarts.com

Next Members' Meetings:

Thurs 21 May, 7.00pm
(Note earlier starting time for winter meetings)

Rodney Hamel – artist and art educator –
discusses some of our Permanent Collection works.
An opportunity to view some rarely seen works.  
Meetings are held 3rd Thursday most months in the Hope Gallery.

18th June, 7.00pm
At Hope & Sons premises:
 523 Andersons Bay Road.
To view their extensive art collection. Supper to follow.
The Hope family are wonderful supporters of the Otago Art Society.


It's happening soon! The Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards will once again be hosted by the OAS. 

Entry Form


March out of Summer

Click to see images of this exhibition