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 ARTS MANAGEMENT 

Image: (L-R) Musicians Lanzwell and Rob Holloway performing at 'Po Talanoa',  Auckland Art Gallery. 

Arts Management includes ensuring there is Artist-Care, Admin. Support, High-Quality Delivery and Reporting in a timely manner.

From 2013-2020, I was able to develop in my Arts Management experience through looking after artists in numerous projects in my role with Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki. These relationships required establishing and fostering key community partnerships including:


-  NZ Rugby League engaging ECE (early childhood education) playgroups with art workshops from inside their rugby league clubrooms

-  UNITEC and MIT Outreach Internships for  interns from outer suburbs in South Auckland and West Auckland to complete professional practice experience inside the gallery.

- Spearheading and project managed the Gallery’s CNZ-funded ‘Visible Voices’ research project which sought to strengthen the Gallery’s engagement with Pacific audiences.


This entailed supervising a team of three Pasifika interns to organise a considerable number of fono to learn how Pacific peoples wanted to connect with the Gallery and be represented in its activities, including staffing, exhibitions and through the collection itself.

- Collaborating with the Pacific Sisters and Sisters United to deliver a series of workshops at the Gallery with 'Sisters United' Organisations

- Represented the gallery to work alongside Arts Access Aotearoa’s Arts in Corrections social services like Pillars, an organisation that provides support and opportunities for the children of prisoners; Iosis, supporting teen dads; and PARS, a Māori kaupapa-led programme for recent deportees.

- Project managing delivery of the impactful Pat Hanly Creativity Awards, which recognises the region’s talented high school visual arts students.

These are just some of the many projects I was privileged to lead and work alongside with amazing team members across the gallery and collaborators in our diverse community in Tamaki Makaurau.