(she/her, they/them) Pākehā (Clans Galbraith and Forsyth) Professor of Fine Arts, Director Postgraduate
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Heather Galbraith is a curator and writer who works in the fields of modern and contemporary New Zealand and international art. She makes exhibitions, writes about art, speaks in public about art and is regularly invited to sit on advisory boards and selection committees. Galbraith has been involved in senior roles in three presentations of the New Zealand pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2009, 2013 and 2015) she has held senior curator roles at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, and was the inaugural director/curator of ST Paul St., AUT University.
Contemporary art (inclusive of all media), contemporary jewellery, craft/object, contemporary art history and theory, public art, and curatorial practice.
Recent research successes
- Curator: Judy Darragh: Competitive Plastics, Objectspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (2021) and CoCA Toi Moroki, Ōtautahi Christchurch (2022)
- Managing Curator: SCAPE Public Art, Ōtautahi Christchurch (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Co-Curator: Trigger Points, Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University, New York (2016)
- Curator: Tender is the Night, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi (2011)
- BFA (Painting) (Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland)
- MA Arts Administration and Curatorship (Goldsmiths College, London)
Professional affiliations or service roles
Supervision Experience and availability
Supervises at Masters and PhD level including as a Primary and Mentor supervisor for PhDs. Available for supervision.