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MEMBERS NIGHT 9/4/13   7:15pm

VENUE  WHITE STUDIOS, 30 Burleigh St, Eden Terrace, Auckland

7.15pm             Wine, Welcome and Viewing.

7.30pm             Update and notices

7.45pm             Guest speaker



Rob Garrett - Curator

I am delighted to announce, that our next speaker is one of the most respected and influential identities in the art community in Auckland.

Rob Garrett, BFA (Elam, Auckland) and MA (Otago) is an independent curator and arts leader. He has 35 years' experience in the visual arts, as curator, senior manager, writer, arts entrepreneur, strategist, government advisor, teacher and artist. He has long experience in start-ups; leading arts organisations and teams; and change management; and is a specialist in commissioning artist projects and all aspects of public art planning and implementation.

He has a deep understanding of what makes good art and where photography fits into the art world.


He will be speaking on the influence of photography in today's art world.


Rob's Current, recent and former roles:

Leader, Public Art Policy Development Project, Auckland Council, 2012

Manager Public Art, Auckland Council, Auckland, 2010 to 2011

Sponsoring Manager, New Zealand's exhibition Venice Biennale 2005, Venice, 

Senior Manager, Creative New Zealand (Arts Council), 2002 to 2006

Head of School, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, 2000 to2002

Founding Chair, Otago Festival of the Arts, Dunedin, 1999 to 2002

Founding Director & Curator, Artists at Work Dunedin, 1993 to 2002

Head of Art History & Theory, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic 1990 to 2000


Government appointments:

Council Member, Arts Council of New Zealand, 2001 to 2002

Member, Heart of the Nation Strategic Working Group, 2000 (to develop a national cultural strategy)

Today, Rob runs Rob Garrett Contemporary Fine Art Ltd, where he provides multiple services as an independent curator and arts management consultant committed to arts development, innovation and excellence in the visual arts. Rob Garrett offers curatorial leadership and programming; advisory services and strategic thinking; and practical hands on support to artists, arts businesses and not-for-profits, government and public sector organisations, arts lovers and others in the arts sector.


Indeed, it is a huge privilege to have someone of Rob's ability to speak to us.


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