Friends Curator Cocktail Hour
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
$35 [Friends Only Event]
Join the Friends for our first Curator Cocktail Hour. Curator Melanie Oliver will introduce some of the ideas and key works in Spring Time is Heart-break: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa from collective histories to multispecies relationships and our environment.
Melanie Oliver is a Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Previously, she was Senior Curator at The Dowse Art Museum and was Director of The Physics Room in Ōtautahi Christchurch. She has held curatorial roles at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and Artspace Sydney and was Gallery Manager at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space and Blue Oyster. Melanie has undertaken curatorial projects for One Day Sculpture, the Liverpool Biennial, RAMP Gallery, ST PAUL St Gallery and RM gallery. Melanie also has an interest in the educational potential of cultural institutions, furthered by a period spent at the National Library of New Zealand. In 2022 she completed a PhD in Curatorial Practice at Monash University in Melbourne.
* Ticket includes drinks & nibbles. Please advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.