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Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship 2019

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New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata
1 Apr 2019
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Culture & Heritage, Visual Arts


The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata is calling for applications for the 2019 Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship.

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery gives us perspectives on ourselves and our place in the world. It is home to a growing collection of portraits. Our exhibitions include painting, sculpture, caricature, photography and new media.

This paid internship will be an opportunity for you to:

  • develop hands-on curatorial, collection and project management skills
  • develop your skills and experience across the wide range of activities that take place in a busy public art gallery
  • curate two shows featuring works from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection, developing curatorial skills including exhibition, research, artwork selection, interpretation and public programme development
  • contribute new perspectives, connections and appreciation of portraiture to the NZPG team

We anticipate the internship to be part-time for 7 months starting in May and ending in December, though this will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in art history, museum studies, fine arts or a related subject, or have relevant equal experience.

Applicants must submit a proposal for an exhibition in the NZPG Deane Gallery space with a 200 word concept and a list of 10-20 proposed artworks featuring works selected from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Collection.

To request a job description or a plan of the Deane Gallery please email Talei Langley admin@nzportraitgallery.org.nz 


How to apply

To apply send your exhibition proposal, cover letter and CV to: admin@nzportraitgallery.org.nz  by 4pm Mon 1 April 2019.

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New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata

12 Mar 2019

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