COVID-19 update: The Dowse is open

Author: Steph McDonald, Communications Manager

The Dowse Art Museum is open. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back into our museum.

Please remember:

  • If you’re sick, stay home
  • Help protect yourself, your whānau and your community by signing in to the NZ COVID Tracer app on arrival
  • Try to keep a healthy distance away from other people
  • Wash your hands when you arrive and leave. We’re well stocked with soap and sanitiser
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Be kind to our team and each other

Bellbird Eatery is also open  – so you can get a caffeine fix alongside a dose of art.

A huge kia ora to our small team, our exhibiting artists, our communities and our visitors for your ongoing support.

Play it safe, be kind and enjoy all the art we have to offer – we’re changing over several exhibitions, so some exciting new art experiences will be coming soon!


Exhibitions currently open: Ngā Hokohoko, Ā Mua: New Lineages of Making, Human Hand: Fiona Amundsen & Tim Corballis, The Group: Flying No Standard.

Coming soonNikau Hindin: Kōkōrangi ki Kōkōwai, Bekah Carran: And we look and comb our hair

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