Floortalk – ‘CURATE ME’ – Tues 5 Oct, 12noon

Tuesday 5 October, 12pm
Join curator Julie Humby, alongside exhibiting artists, as they discuss the pieces in the exhibition and the importance of bringing multiple disciplines together.

CURATE ME – a response to the Ara Artwork Collection

Artists and academics have drawn inspiration from museum and art collections for centuries.
As curator of the Ara Artwork Collection, Julie Humby conceived of Curate Me, an exhibition designed to raise the profile of this collection and stimulate engagement by contemporary artists with an Ara connection. Participants: postgraduate students, staff, and alumni, from across a range of disciplines were invited to respond in a creative manner to an artwork of their selection from a shortlist of 50 works from The Collection resulting in a dynamic, broad-ranging exhibition.

Significant collection pieces include artists such as Eileen Mayo, Gordon Walters, Gretchen Albrecht, Margaret Stoddart, Ralph Hotere, Shane Cotton and more.