Past event

12 November to 15 November 2015


12 November to 15 November 2015. Free entry.

Emerging Curators Programme 2015/16

The Physics Room and Blue Oyster Art Project Space have developed a unique opportunity for professional development in the form of a two-part Emerging Curators Programme to support the development of critical exhibition practices in New Zealand. Funded by the Creative New Zealand Sector Development Incentive Fund, the Programme is designed to challenge current models of exhibition making, generate a discursive environment and build relationships through peer mentorship, activity and connectivity.

Rebecca Boswell, Henry Davidson, Fayen d’Evie, Chloe Geoghegan, Khye Hitchcock, Emma Ng, Bridget Reweti, Bridget Riggir, Balamohan Shingade, Taarati Taiaroa, Ane Tonga, Ted Whitaker


Part One: Curatorial Intensive
12 – 15 November 2015
Aoraki Mt Cook
With Tara McDowell, Charlotte Huddleston, Melanie Oliver and Anna Marie White 

‘Rather than texts waiting to be read, exhibitions have the potential to activate discursive processes that enable dialogical spaces of negotiation between curators, artists and their publics. Such an approach to exhibition making is durational… allow[s] for open-ended, cumulative processes of engagement, interruption, and possibility.’
—Paul O’Neill, The Culture of Curating And the Curating of Culture(s)

As an exploration of experimental approaches to curating contemporary art, the Curatorial Intensive will include an overview of exhibition models, contemporary themes and global context from Tara McDowell. Presenters Charlotte Huddleston, Melanie Oliver and Anna Marie White will offer specific case studies and provocations through a series of presentations and workshops.

Part Two: Exhibition
In 2016, participants will produce a critical and reflexive curatorial project to be developed in response to the Curatorial Intensive, with support and mentorship from the presenters.