art curator and writer
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About

Kia ora, I’m an art curator and writer based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. I work across media and enjoy challenging value judgements placed on fine art and craft, while exploring the conceptual potential of the latter. I earn my bread and butter at The Dowse Art Museum making exhibitions with a wonderful team who are dedicated to promoting the work of local, national and international artists. I have written for The Journal of Modern Craft (UK); Arnoldsche Publishers (DE); Art New Zealand; Art News New Zealand; The National (Christchurch); Enjoy Gallery (Wellington) and a handful of other galleries and museums scattered across our islands.

Kia ora, hello.

 
Thats me, sitting on  Body to Soul  (1996) by Mary-Louise Browne in the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Thats me, sitting on Body to Soul (1996) by Mary-Louise Browne in the Wellington Botanic Gardens.

I’m an art curator and writer based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. This website features a selection of my writing and exhibitions.

I enjoy challenging value judgements placed on fine art and craft, while exploring the conceptual potential of the latter. It's important to me that the exhibitions I curate offer ways for people to find connections with their own everday experience, and to ensure artists' voices are represented with care and integrity. I believe in supporting indigenous artists to explore non-western approaches to exhibition making.

I work at The Dowse Art Museum with a wonderful team who are dedicated to exhibiting local, national and international artists. Aside from writing for The Dowse, I have contributed to The Journal of Modern Craft (UK); Arnoldsche Publishers (DE) Art News-New Zealand; Art New Zealand; BackStory (AUT, Auckland), The National (Christchurch); Enjoy Gallery (Wellington) and a handful of other galleries and museums scattered across our islands.

I have held curatorial positions at The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua (Whanganui), Te Manawa (Palmerston North) and The Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha (Invercargill).  I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from The Otago School of Art, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Massey University.