“I help to look after the art collection of the
University of Auckland, which consists of
roughly 1,400 pieces, and help to curate a
revolving schedule of exhibitions at the Gus
“Working as part of a small team at the gallery
is one of the best parts of my job and means
I have gained experience across a number
of areas including collection management,
curating, exhibition scheduling and installation.
“I enjoy the varied nature of the position
and the networks with which I have been
connected to because of it. I like working in
an environment that values research and
continued learning and the libraries at the
University of Auckland are the best!
“A recent highlight was volunteering as an
exhibition attendant in the New Zealand
pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
“During my postgraduate years I made a
concerted effort to connect with others in my
field of study. Writing a thesis can be solitary
work so I attended as many seminar series,
symposia and industry events as I possibly
could. There was always someone I knew from
class or a lecturer who had taught me around
and through these events I gained volunteer
work which turned into my current position.
“The skills I acquired through my Arts study
to be able to research and look for answers to
questions or theories have been invaluable. The
ability to think critically and the framework for
writing and effective communication has been
very useful to me in my day-to-day work.
“The rigorous training that I received in the
Faculty of Arts prepared me well for my working
Bachelor of Arts
Major in Art History and minor in Italian
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History
Master of Arts in Art History
Assistant Curator – Gus Fisher Gallery