Clark Collection Critic/Curator-in-Residence, Department of Art History, Victoria University, New Zealand

Reckitt, Helena. 2011. Clark Collection Critic/Curator-in-Residence, Department of Art History, Victoria University, New Zealand. [Professional Activity]

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Working with the Art History Department at Victoria University, in particular with the Director of the Adam Art Gallery, Christina Barton, the residency included running a workshop on 'teaching curatorial practice' with staff and postgraduate students, participating in the third Art Forum organised by the Adam Art Gallery and City Gallery Wellington on the theme of Rehearsal, giving a public lecture at Victoria University on Thursday 18 August, and visiting Auckland for studio visits, meetings with staff in the Elam School of Art at Massey University, and giving a talk for the art department.

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The Clark Collection Critic/Curator-in-Residence is the first of its kind in New Zealand and has been made possible by the generosity of The Clark Collection, The Chartwell Trust, and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa. The Art History Programme has funding to host three residencies over a period of five years. The first residency was successfully undertaken in 2006 by Singapore-based curator and writer Lee Weng Choy. Guy Brett took up the second residency in 2008.

The Residency is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in New Zealand art and culture. Art History at Victoria University is a vibrant programme with a small cohort of respected scholars in the fields of New Zealand, Pacific, 18th, 19th and 20th-Century Art History. The University has a substantial art collection and a significant university art gallery (the Adam Art Gallery), which runs an important programme of exhibitions and public programmes. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and home to a number of national institutions, including Te Papa Tongarewa, the Museum of New Zealand; the National Library of New Zealand, and the New Zealand Film Archive.

The Critic/Curator contributes on an occasional basis to the teaching programme of the university, by means of lectures, seminars and workshops, to enable students, staff, colleagues from other institutions and members of the art community to deepen their knowledge of The Critic/Curator's area of expertise and working processes. They also further contribute to knowledge of and critical debate on the visual arts by giving guest lectures in other venues around New Zealand.

While there is no requirement to produce a publication or project while they are in Wellington, it is envisaged that the outcome of the Critic/Curator's research will result in publications and/or exhibitions that incorporate elements of the work they undertake while on the Residency.

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20 Feb 2013 08:58

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04 May 2021 10:42


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