The next fortnight promises to be a whirlwind of activity at Otago Polytechnic, as we celebrate our annual Student Showcase.

Student Showcase is about promoting to the world the work that Otago Polytechnic students have produced throughout the year.

“From Fashion to Architecture, Product and Communication Design, Art, Engineering, Horticulture and beyond, our learners do it all with incredible skill and passion,” says Dr Megan Gibbons, Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic.

“That’s why we’re so proud to shine a light on them and show off what they’ve been up to this year.

“For example, Otago Polytechnic carpentry students have built a four-bedroom home with guidance from lecturers – and the generous support of many local businesses.   

“And each year for the past 14 years, that work has benefited many others, as the proceeds from our annual Charity House auction have been distributed to frontline community charities within Otago. 

“The project embodies the ethos that our people make a better world. It also exemplifies the applied learning approach that Otago Polytechnic provides.”

The Charity House Auction, to be held on Saturday 20 November, is just one of many, many exciting student projects that will be celebrated as part of Student Showcase.

All Student Showcase events will adhere to current Covid-19 Alert level guidelines and restrictions (visit our website for up-to-date information).

However, this has meant changes to our usual programme.

For example, the “Collections” fashion show, one of the highlights of Showcase, takes on a new format this year.

Instead of a runway show, our Year-3 and Post-grad fashion learners’ work will be celebrated via two live film screenings at Otago Polytechnic on Friday 19 November (5.30pm and 8pm).

In addition to the live screenings, Otago Polytechnic’s Hub will also host an exhibition of selected Fashion learners’ work, on display as part of the wider “Debrief” exhibition, which celebrates other Design disciplines, including Product Design and Communications Design.


Caption: Bachelor of Design (Communication) students Ella Montgomery and Emily Bell with their concept for "Debrief".

Otago Polytechnic Student Showcase - highlights:



Exhibition showcasing works by our Product Design, Communication Design and Fashion Design learners

Otago Polytechnic Hub, Forth St, Dunedin 

17-21 November, 10am-3pm 



Exhibition of contemporary art

Dunedin School of Art, P Block, Riego St, Dunedin 

Friday 19 November, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Saturday 20 November, 10am-4pm

Monday 22 November, 10am-4pm


Plant Sale and Horticulture Open Day

9.30am-1.30pm, Saturday 20 November

Note: Garden Tour, 12pm, Saturday 20 November

Front Driveway, Otago Polytechnic L Block, 100 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 


Charity House Auction  

12pm, Saturday 20 November  

Otago Polytechnic L Block, 100 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 



Exhibition of Architectural Studies learners’ innovative plans, models and highlights from 2021

19-25 November, 9am-4pm (except Saturday 20 November, 10am-2pm)

O Block


Engineering Showcase

A display of posters and prototypes from Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering diploma and degree final-year learners

23-26 November, 9am-4pm

Otago Polytechnic Hub, Forth St, Dunedin 


Note: All Otago Polytechnic Student Showcase events adhere to current Covid-19 Alert level guidelines and restrictions. Refer to our website for up-to-date information 








Published on 10 Nov 2021

Orderdate: 10 Nov 2021
Expiry: 10 Nov 2023