Areas of expertise
Industry experience, affiliations, and achievements
What do you enjoy about teaching/your job?
What do you love about your area?
I started out studying contemporary art and combined that with my administration background when I worked as a gallery curator. Even though I’m a bit further away from the gallery at the moment, I still love working in this dynamic area of the creative industries. Being in an education setting means that I can continue to be inspired by students’ (and staff as researchers) making work and pushing artistic boundaries - which keeps the job interesting. Joining the communication team has also been a dream, and seeing the students combine their creativity through media, and emerging digital platforms has been inspiring.
Tell us about your experience in the industry
I’m currently a PhD candidate at Central Queensland University where I’m exploring the gallery space and curatorial practice. I have a Bachelor of Media Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Massey University. After that study, I managed and curated Ramp Gallery from 2011 to 2019 until I have moved into this Team Manager role.
What keeps you busy outside of Media Arts?
I have two artistic and clever children that constantly keep me on my toes! I love to spend my weekends chilling with my family and attending the many arts events that happen all around Kirikiriroa - it’s an exciting place to be. I also have a past career as a jazz singer, currently up on the shelf – perhaps that will make an appearance again one day.