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PAUL CULLEN
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DES HELMORE

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GREGORY O'BRIEN
JAN NIGRO
MICHAEL SHEPHERD


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My Background:

In 1998 with the encouragement of Michael Shepherd I began operating as an independent Art Agent after six and a half years managing a dealer gallery in Auckland.

As an agent I have worked with a small number of established New Zealand artists.

In 2002 I opened 40 George Street, a large warehouse space as gallery to exhibit the artists that I was working with.

Between 2007-2010 I co-ordinator the Vinnes Art Box Projects. An event I designed as a programme of evenings where diners enjoyed a combination of art, fine food, wine and conversation. At each event guests were able to meet the current exhibiting artist and hear them talk about their artwork.


From May 2009 - May 2012 I ran my gallery from the first floor of the lovely historic Blackett's Building on the corner of Shortland and Queen Street in central Auckland.


In 2012 I collaborated with Siobhan Harvey who had established the Divine Muses poetry evening for National Poetry Day. We devised a new poetry competition for emerging poets; the inaugural winners were announced at the Divine Muses reading held at the Gus Fisher Gallery. Click here further details.

Other Projects:

2008 - Present - Employed as Art-coordinator for the Edmiston Trust a part-time role.

In 2009 as the art-coordinator of the Trust I worked with a team from the Voyager - New Zealand Maritime Museum to re-develop the Edmiston Gallery in the Museum. The gallery re-opened to the public in Nov with a new look and new exhibitions.

2007-2008 - Employed by the Edmiston Trust to work with the Auckland Museum to commission a Sculpture, for South Entrance of the Auckland Museum. Brett Graham completed his granite work "Whaowhia" for this site.

1999-2006 - Project Coordinator for 'Sculpture 2001'

Sculpture 2001 was formed in February 1998, partly in response to the NZ Lotteries Board calls for submissions for Millennium Grant funding. The group goal is to promote public sculpture in the Auckland region. The artists wanted, "as residents of Auckland, to express in their work a reflection of Auckland's culture."

Eight of the sculptor members - Chiara Corbelletto, John Edgar, Charlotte Fisher, Fred Graham, Christine Hellyar, Neil Miller, Louise Purvis, and Greer Twiss conceived a project to install 8 new permanent sculptures in the Auckland Domain. The projected worked closely with the local council, Auckland City, to meet their requirements for Public Art. It is the first artists' initiated project of its type in Auckland.

Between May 2004-December 2005 the sculptures were installed. On May the 5th, 2006 the completion of the project was celebrated with Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage as guest speaker.

View Auckland Museum website http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/334/auckland-domain-sculpture-walk for details.