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Friends of The Dowse are greatly valued members of the extended Dowse family. Like all good friends, they are close to the action, working alongside the team as advocates for all things Dowse—and having a great time doing so.

Why Join?

  • Receive our email newsletters and invitations to talks and openings
  • Invitations to special exhibition events
  • Regular visits organised to exhibitions and places of artistic interest (floor talks, private art collection visits, studio/gallery/architectural tours)
  • Opportunities to volunteer or assist on special Dowse projects if you wish 
  • Association with the annual New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards
  • Receive discounts from local businesses (details in newsletter)
  • Become more closely involved with The Dowse and like-minded people

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NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

Since 1986 the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft.

The New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards has been an integral annual event for students from all over New Zealand.

Annual Membership

Students FREE
Seniors $30
Individuals $40
Families $60
Corporate $250

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For further information please contact:
Colin Kelly, President
E friends@dowse.org.nz 
friendsofthedowse.nz

Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery

Wild Domain: The Natural History of Jane Dodd Jewellery

Ōtepoti Dunedin-based contemporary jeweller, Jane Dodd

Ōtepoti Dunedin-based contemporary jeweller, Jane Dodd

Dowse Director, Karl Chitham, opening the launch

Dowse Director, Karl Chitham, opening the launch

Justine Olsen, reading an excerpt from her essay

Justine Olsen, reading an excerpt from her essay

Dr. Bronwyn Lloyd, reading an excerpt from her essay

Dr. Bronwyn Lloyd, reading an excerpt from her essay

Dr Chelsea Nichols, reading an excerpt from her essay

Dr Chelsea Nichols, reading an excerpt from her essay

Jane Dodd signing the new book

Jane Dodd signing the new book

Jane Dodd with the book

Jane Dodd with the book