An Auckland Council Exhibition Series at Community Art Centres in 2012-2013 featuring emerging curators working with leading, established and emerging artists.
Kristin D’Agostino is a jeweller whose work spills off the bench into the realm of organizing people and events. She experiments with the social role of jewellery and the places it inhabits. Exploring curatorial projects has been a natural extension of her tendencies toward collaborative projects such as book clubs, jewellery timeshares, live auctions, and covert exhibits. D’Agostino is the founder of Broach of the Month Club, an interactive project created for emerging makers to collect insights into the work as experienced by a group of previously unfamiliar wearers. She is a co-founding editor of the contemporary jewellery Newsletter, Overview.
Originally from Wellington, Ioana Gordon-Smith is a curator and writer based in Auckland who currently works as curator at Objectspace. Ioana holds first class honours in Art History from Victoria University in Wellington. Gordon-Smith’s interests include craft theory, history and material culture. Curatorial projects include: Gazette des Beaux Arts (co-curator), Adam Art Gallery, 2009; Ubiquitous: Aspects of contemporary pattern, Objectspace, 2012; More than we know: Performance, Gus Fisher Gallery, 2013. Ioana was the Visual Arts Editor for Salient, the Victoria Uni magazine in 2009.
Libby Brickell has a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts from Unitec. As well as designing and making Contemporary Jewellery, Brickell enjoys art history theory and the written word. Since graduating, she has cultivated this passion through writing for websites, publishing fictional short stories and taking on curatorial projects. Archipelago is Brickell’s first project as a curator.
Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire studied Music and Visual Art at French and Icelandic Art Schools. She is interested in the crossovers between these subjects and, as a curator, investigating their connection points within a wide range of contemporary art practices. Hugain-Lacire has worked in different educational positions within the arts and in 2006 was employed by PUCE MUSE, a French center for Live Virtual and Visual Music. Hugain-Lacire moved in New Zealand in 2011. Since May 2011, she has been conducting and managing the NOP joystick orchestra and co-curator of the interactive programme, Digital Art Live, supported by THE EDGE and CoLab / AUT University.