Tricia manages the logistics of loaning art from lending institutions and artists for exhibitions staged at the Gallery. She works closely with the director and the Gallery’s exhibition designer and installation technician; and coordinates the team to ensure the delivery of the Gallery’s annual exhibition programme. In addition she oversees the smooth running of the Gallery’s day to day operation.
Elham leads the Gallery’s public engagement initiatives and is responsible for delivering a range of innovative programmes to maximise the public’s relationship with the Gallery. Her portfolio includes educational programmes for schools, specialised interactive activities, lectures, artist workshops, floor talks, school holiday programmes and Art for Tots. Her favourite initiative is the Youth Art Ambassador Programme which she developed to provide young people with an opportunity to shape what happens at the Gallery.
Jonathan manages the design of exhibitions presented in Hastings City Art Gallery’s spaces – from preparatory floor plan layouts through to installation and de-installation. He fabricates exhibition fittings and furnishings, implements lighting and audio-visual display solutions and, in the case of touring exhibitions, designs and builds museum-standard art storage crates. In his role he works closely with artists, curators, the Gallery’s graphic designer, and management.
Sacha is responsible for customer service delivery and visitor experience in the Gallery, and is passionate about manaakitanga. Her role includes coordinating and managing exhibition openings, connecting with the Gallery’s volunteer base – an aspect of her job that she loves – and management of the Gallery store, Te Toa.
As the Gallery’s graphic designer, Ebony implements the visual composition, look and feel of each exhibition, from signage, informative text, and labels; to digital and online publicity. She relishes the different challenges each new show brings. In addition, she designs the Hastings City Art Gallery’s raft of marketing material and branding collateral, and works closely with the Gallery team, artists and guest curators – advising and supporting them in a cross-section of design requirements.
By exploring Paratene Matchitt’s exhibition 'Hui', students will understand the innovation and invention that led him to become one of New Zealand’s iconic artists. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 18 March 2018
Sculptor Ben Pearce has installed a large-scale interactive work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who built himself a get-away on the boulder bank of Nelson’s inlet, Pearce’s sculpture is a fascinating revisit of the event in which Ben himself played a surprising role. In the education programme, students explore ideas surrounding the meaning of home. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 25 March 2018