Enjoy Public Art Gallery

People

Staff
  • Sophie Davis
    Curator and Manager

    Sophie has recently joined Enjoy from Ōtautahi Christchurch, where she was Curatorial Assistant at The Physics Room. For the last two years, she has been the co-director of North Projects, an artist-run initiative founded in 2014. Sophie is interested in the intersections between contemporary curatorial, writing and publishing practices, and regularly contributes to a range of art and design publications. She recently completed an MA in Art History and Theory at The University of Canterbury and holds a BFA in graphic design from Ilam School of Fine Arts.

  • Past

    2013-16: Emma Ng
    2011-13: Claudia Arozqueta
    2010-11: Erica van Zon
    2007-10: Siv B. Fjærestad
    2007: Marnie Slater
    2004-07: Melanie Oliver
    2004-06: Melanie Hogg 
    2002-03: Kate Kelly
    2000-04: Charlotte Huddleston

  • Louise Rutledge
    Communications and Publications Manager

    Louise Rutledge graduated from University in 2014 with a BFA (Hons) and an addiction to art publications. She is now an expert on the gallery’s archives.

  • Past

    2013-15: Meredith Crowe
    2012-13: Julia Lomas
    2010-12: Bopha Chhay
    2009-10: Jeremy Booth
    2006-09: Paula Booker
    2004-06: Jessica Reid
    2003-04: Louise Menzies 
    2003-05: Louise Tulett

Trust
  • Ann Shelton
    Chair

    Image courtesy of Nina van der Voorn

    Ann Shelton (MFA, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading photographic artists. Shelton is Associate Professor in Photography at Whiti o Rehua, Massey University, and in November 2016 Auckland Art Gallery will host her mid-career survey curated by Zara Stanhope. She is represented by Trish Clark Gallery and Paul McNamara Gallery.

    www.annshelton.com

  • Bruce E. Phillips

    Bruce E. Phillips is a Wellington-based writer and curator. From 2011-16 he was the Senior Curator at Te Tuhi, a contemporary art gallery in Auckland, and in 2017 he continues as Te Tuhi’s Curator at Large. His practice is driven by enabling artists 
to create ambitious new work and to engage the public with contemporary art. He has curated many exhibitions featuring over 200 artists such as Jonathas de Andrade, Tania Bruguera, Ruth Ewan, Newell Harry, Amanda Heng, Rangituhia Hollis, Tehching Hsieh, Toril Johannessen, Maddie Leach, William Pope.L, Santiago Sierra, Shannon Te Ao, Luke Willis Thompson, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila and The Otolith Group.

    Selected group exhibitions include: Close Encounters at the Hyde Park Art Centre, Chicago (2008–2010); What
do you mean we? (2012), Between Memory and Trace (2012), Unstuck in Time (2014), THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS (2016) and Share/Cheat/Unite (2016) at Te
Tuhi. Together with Jamie Hanton and Charlotte Huddleston he curated These stories began before we arrived (2015) in association with the Taipei International Book Exhibition. 

  • Jessica Hubbard

    Jessica Hubbard is an artist and arts writer. 

    She has had various exhibitions around Wellington and has been published in EyeContact.

  • Jordana Bragg
    Secretary

    Jordana Bragg (BFA Hons, Massey University, Wellington), is a performance-based video artist and co-director of artist-run space MEANWHILE, also working front of house and as an assistant audio visual technician at City Gallery Wellington.

    Bragg has exhibited across New Zealand and in 2015 participated in City Gallery Wellington's panel discussion Choker: 20 years on, in association with the Fiona Pardington exhibition A Beautiful Hesitation. In 2016 Bragg participated in The Fourth Wave of Feminism seminar, co-hosted by Enjoy Gallery and The Dowse, and facilitated the exhibition Berlin-Wellington: Friends are artists.

     

  • Kate Ricketts
    Treasurer

    Kate is an arts fundraiser working for the Arts Foundation and Boosted.org.nz. She is a former committee member for Wellington Young Professionals and team member of Māori Art MARKet. Through roles in Japan, London and America she engaged with the promotion of New Zealand art and culture internationally, which she is passionate about.

    As well as co-owning BR Flooring she sits on the Board of Arcade New Zealand Live Arts Trust and assists several not-for-profit groups with their fundraising strategies.

  • Shannon Te Ao

    Shannon Te Ao (Ngati Tūwharetoa, b.1978 Sydney) is an artist currently based in Wellington. Working predominantly within performative and video based practices, Te Ao’s recent artistic enquiry has seen him draw from a range of existing literary material and Māori lyrical sources found in whakataukī (Māori proverb) and waiata (Māori song), using these as exploratory devices into various social and political contexts.

    In 2016 Te Ao was awarded the prestigious Walter’s Prize for his presentation of Two shoots that stretch far out (2013–14) and Okea ururoatia (never say die) (2016). Recent exhibitions include From the one I call my own: Susan Te Kahurangi King and Shannon Te Ao, City Gallery Wellington (2015); Unstuck in Time, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland (2015) and The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, curated by Juliana Engberg (2014). Te Ao holds a BFA (Hons) from The Elam School of Fine Arts (2009); a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, University of Auckland (2010) and a MFA from Whiti o Rehua, Massey University Wellington (2015), where he currently teaches. 

  • Sonya Lacey

    Sonya Lacey works across various media including spoken word performance, video and sculpture. Her practice is based in the socio-technical conditions of messages across print, online and broadcast platforms.

    Lacey's work has been curated into programmes at institutions including Singapore Centre for Contemporary Art, London International Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival and many public galleries throughout New Zealand. She is part of the two-person collaboration lightreading who have exhibited at Artspace, ST PAUL St Gallery, David Dale Gallery (Glasgow), and undertaken residencies at Seoul Art Space (South Korea) and The Banff Centre (Canada). Sonya has an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland.

  • Past

    2013-16: Gary Peters
    2013-16: Bryna O'Brien-Kiddey
    2012-16: Alice Tappenden
    2012-15: Sarah Caylor
    2011-15: Kate Adolph
    2012-14: Alice Baxter
    2011-13: Megan Dunn
    2012-13: Ben Buchanan
    2009-12: Molly Samsell
    2012: Jhana Millers
    2011-12: Frances Speer
    2011-12: Andrew Beck
    2008-11: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith 
    2010-11: Mark Bolland
    2006-11: Amit Charan
    2009-10: Kate Woods 
    2006-09: Rachel O'Neill 
    2006-08: Jenny Gillam
    2007-08: Anton Berndt 
    2006-07: Marnie Slater  
    2004-07: Jayne Joyce
    2003-07: Louise Menzies 
    2005-06: Sandy Gibbs 
    2004-06: Kim Paton 
    2003-05: Ross Kettle
    2003-05: Louise Tulett
    2003: Daniel du Bern
    2002-04: Clem Devine
    2002-03: Bek Coogan  
    2002-03: Stuart Shepherd      
    2002-04: Tao Wells
    2000-02: Ros Cameron
    2000-02: Ciaran Begley
    2000-02: Rachel Smithies

Interns
  • Dilohana Lekamge
    Writing and Publications

    Dilohana Lekamge is an emerging artist and writer based in Wellington. Having graduated from Massey University with a BFA (Hons) in 2015, Dilohana’s performance-based art practice explores concepts of diaspora and emotional distance from female issues in Sri Lanka where she was born. She is a current studio artist of MEANWHILE and member of the Wellington Circuit Critical Forum. Recent exhibitions include For any who come to take from here, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, (2016), Angel Wave, play_station, (2016) and Pool Party, MEANWHILE, (2016). 

  • Ellyse Randrup
    Designer

    Ellyse Randrup is a designer based in Wellington. Her interests explore design, typography, art and the printed page.

    www.ellyserandrup.info

  • Hugo Robinson
    Writing and Publications

    Hugo Robinson is a current student at Victoria University, studying sociology and cultural anthropology. His research explores the intersections of sociology, anthropology and contemporary art and considers how phenomenological and decolonial theories can inform art criticism. Hugo was a finalist for The Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize (2016) and is working towards self-publishing a selection of poetry in 2017.

  • Shaun Matthews
    Photography

    Shaun Matthews is a Wellington-based photographic artist whose work has engaged with New Zealand’s native forests since he moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2002. Shaun completed a Bachelor of Design in Photography (1st class Hons) at Massey University in 2013. His first solo exhibition Lest We Go Ashore was at Toi Poneke in August 2014, and since 2009 he has participated in various group exhibitions in Wellington at Toi Poneke, The Engine Room, Photospace and Blackmore Jean Gallery.

    You can view his work Wildness in the Garden of Empire in Enjoy's Third Occasional Journal, The Dendromaniac (pictured).

  • Past

    2016

    Lara Lindsay-Parker
    Clémence Vole

    2015

    Shaun Matthews (Photography)
    Peyton Sweeney
    Elisabeth Pointon
    Andrew Matautia (Photography)
    Harry Culy (Photography)
    Dexter Edwards (Design)
    Bryn Fenemor (Design)

    2014 

    Jordana Bragg
    Lucy Ryan
    Mark Wilson (Photography)
    Jodi Meadows
    Oscar Perry (Photography)
    Noelia Portela

  • Volunteers

     

    Alexander Cheeseman, Clarissa Yeo, Crystal Venera, Freya van Alphen Fyfe, Joanna Lambert, , Karena Hall, Karis Evans, Kate Churchill, Kevin Sweeney, Kieran Cooper, Maxy Yuan, Millie Singh, Rikis van der Watt, Tessa Aitchison, Tom Collyns, Vanessa Gerrie, Zac Bastion