Rainbow Connection : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Rainbow Connection

Ōtākou | Otago

Visual Art Exhibition (incomplete)

An exhibition awash in rainbow colours. Come and see how artists respond to rainbow visions of connection, sharing personal experience and imagination.

Ōtākou | Otago

The whole family can enjoy this art experience, showing at the Otago Art Society’s galleries located upstairs in the Dunedin Railway Station. From Thursday 16 March to Saturday 1 April, the galleries will be displaying an exhibition awash in rainbow colours, proudly sponsored by Resene.

Come and admire how creative local artists respond to our theme, ‘rainbow connection’.  The rainbow’s symbolism has various meanings: hope, good fortune, positivity, inclusivity and diversity; an all-embracing message of love and friendship.  Bask in the varied interpretations and delight in the imagination on display. Art is amazing – it forms invisible connections between artist and audience.

Art mediums on display will be as diverse as the theme: painting, sculpture, jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more. Which work will strike a chord with you?  Don’t forget to vote for your favourite whilst visiting. Visitors can also immerse themselves in a dedicated ‘rainbow room’ bursting with colour from head to toe, providing for great Insta-worthy photo opportunities! 

Saturday 18 March from 9.30am-12.00pm will be a dedicated morning of family fun. Keep the kids and ‘kids at heart’ entertained with rainbow-themed crafts including stone‑painting, a treasure hunt and - for those with an eagle eye - detail detective.  There’ll be prizes too, including spot prizes for those dressed in theme!
As March is Dunedin Pride Month, we will also be gratefully receiving monetary donations on behalf of our friends at Dunedin Pride, which is a local volunteer-run organisation connecting and supporting Dunedin’s rainbow community.

Follow the Rainbow - you’ll be glad you did!

Artist Links


10:00am - 4:00pm
Every day
Exhibition runs to 1 April



All Ages


Otago Art Society at Dunedin Railway Station

First Floor, Dunedin Railway Station Dunedin 9016

| Wheelchair Access YES

Accessible Bathroom YES

Additional Accessibility Information
There is ramp at the outside of the entrance to the railway station on the right hand side to access building. A lift is available on the left hand side of the main entrance to get to the first floor. For comprehensive accessibility information and venue contact details, click here: Find out more

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About Us

Dunedin Fringe's mission is to provide platforms for creative expression that help nurture communities. We produce the Dunedin Fringe Festival, Amped Music Project and New Zealand Young Writers Festival annually, curate the White Box Gallery, and manage performing arts venue Te Whare o Rukutia and the Dunedin Community Gallery.

Our Contacts

Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350