• DJCS

    DJCS is an artist from Ngāmotu, Aotearoa. Their work explores ways of redistributing care, belonging and value, and is interested in the production of political subjectivities, dreams, and violence in postcolonial world(s). 

    DJCS is the Director of Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Previously they were the Assistant Curator at Artspace Aotearoa, Tāmaki Makaurau, and were the Founder & Director of Parasite. DJCS has curated independent exhibitions and events across Aotearoa.

    DJCS earns $33.80 per hour, and works an average of 40 hours per week.

  • Brooke Pou

    Brooke Pou (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi) is a curator from Te Whanganui-a-Tara. She has experience working a range of roles in various art galleries and aims to utilise this at Enjoy by taking a holistic approach when developing and delivering exhibitions. 

    Brooke graduated from Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington in 2022 with an Honours degree in Art History, where her research examined past portrayals of Indigenous women in European art. She is currently working on her Masters thesis at Waipapa Taumata Rau University of Auckland, focusing on wāhine Māori and Moana curators, artists, artwork and exhibitions.

    Brooke earns $33.80 per hour, and works an average of 22 hours per week.


  • Past Staff

    Claire Harris
    Editor & Archivist, 2021–2023

    Tom Denize
    Assistant curator, 2022

    Etanah Falagā Talapā
    Curator (exhibitions & public programmes), 2021–22

    Liang Cui
    Publications, archives and writing assistant, 2022

    Maya Athineou-Nunn
    Gallery assistant, 2022

    Vanessa Mei 
    Director, 2020–22

    Hugo Robinson
    Gallery administrator, 2021

    Nina Dyer
    Gallery administrator, 2020–21

    Simon Gennard
    Assistant curator, 2018–21

    Sophie Davis
    Director, 2016–2020

    Louise Rutledge
    Communications and publications manager, 2015–18

    Emma Ng
    Gallery manager and curator, 2014–16

    Meredith Crowe
    Communications and publications manager, 2013–15

    Julia Lomas
    Communications and publications manager, 2012–13

    Claudia Arozqueta
    Gallery manager and curator, 2011–13

    Bopha Chhay
    Communications and publications manager, 2010–12

    Erica van Zon
    Gallery manager and curator, 2010–11

    Jeremy Booth
    Communications and publications manager, 2009–10

    Siv B. Fjærestad
    Gallery manager and curator, 2007–10

    Paula Booker
    Publications manager, 2006–09

    Marnie Slater
    Gallery manager and curator, 2007

    Melanie Oliver
    Gallery manager and curator, 2004–07

    Melanie Hogg
    Gallery manager and curator, 2004–06

    Jessica Reid
    Writer and publicist, 2004–06

    Louise Menzies
    Writer and publicist, 2003–04

    Louise Tulett
    Writer and publicist, 2003–05

    Kate Kelly
    Gallery manager, 2002–03

    Charlotte Huddleston
    Trustee and gallery manager, 2000–04

  • Natalie Jones
    Tia Tuarua | Co-Chair

    Natalie Jones (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu) is a Pōneke-based arts practitioner. She has worked in public galleries and museums, a national Māori arts organisation, membership-based gallery models, community based, social services and dealer gallery contexts. Most recently, Natalie has established The Price of Change Ltd which is an artist-centric organisation that aims to provide advocacy services for Māori craft and object practitioners.

  • Sam Kirk
  • Ioana Gordon-Smith
    Ioana Gordon-Smith (Sāmoan, English) is an arts writer and curator living in Porirua. She has held roles at Artspace Aotearoa, Objectspace and Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery. She is the Assistant Curator for Yuki Kihara Aotearoa New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale 2022 and co-curator of the international Indigenous triennial, Naadohbii: To Draw Water in Canada. Ioana is the co-founder and co-editor of Marinade: Aotearoa Journal of Moana Art and she currently works as the Curator Māori Pacific at Pātaka Art + Museum. Consistent throughout her curatorial process is a priority on close working relationships with artists.
  • Hanahiva Rose

    Hanahiva Rose is a writer and curator. She is currently the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at Te Papa, and was previously the assistant curator of contemporary art and collections at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. 

    Hanahiva is widely published for her research into modern and contemporary art practices in Aotearoa, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific artists and their histories. Recent projects include the touring group exhibition Stars start falling (2021) and the Uneven Bodies Reader (2021), co-edited with Ruth Buchanan, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh. 

    Hanahiva's relationship with Enjoy has been ongoing. She was a contributing writer to The sea brought you here (2017), a participant in the Extended Conversations writing programme (2018) and curator of the exhibition This is a library (2020). 

  • Turumeke Harrington

    Turumeke Harrington (Kāi Tahu, Rangitāne) is an artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
    She has shown extensively across Aotearoa, often producing generous installations and sculptural work at the intersection of art and design.
    Humour, play and bright colours are frequently used to soften and subvert often tense and difficult subjects.
    Guided by whakapapa and a practice of whanaukataka, Turumeke asks how to make and live as a good person.
    With experience working as an exhibition designer and technician within large institutions, Turumeke is interested in contributing to the arts being an enjoyable industry to work in.

  • Sebastian Clarke

    Sebastian Clarke (Ngāti Awa, Pākehā) is a public servant with significant experience in cultural policy. His writing on Aotearoa New Zealand architecture, art, and craft has been featured in many publications and online platforms. Alongside his involvement with Enjoy, Sebastian is the Chair of the Rita Angus Cottage Trust and a Trustee of Wharepaia Hapū Trust.

  • Past

    Elisabeth Pointon (Co-Chair) 2023

    Nick Spratt (Secretary) 2021–23

    Kat Ricketts (Treasurer) 2017–23

    Kerry Ann Lee (Tia Tuarua | Co-Chair) 2020–22

    Brook Konia 2021–22

    Herbee Bartley 2018–21

    Miriama Grace-Smith
    (Mana Whenua Trustee) 2020–21

    Chevron Hassett (Youth Advisor) 2020–21

    Sascha Perfect (Secretary) 2020–21

    Bridget Reweti (Tia Tuarua Co-Chair) 2018–20

    Melanie Oliver (Tia Tuarua Co-chair) 2018–20

    Sonya Lacey 2016–20

    Bruce E. Phillips 2018–19

    Ann Shelton (Chair) 2008–18

    Jordana Bragg 2015–18

    Jessica Hubbard 2013–18

    Shannon Te Ao 2017–18

    Gary Peters 2013–16

    Bryna O'Brien–Kiddey 2013–16

    Alice Tappenden 2012–16

    Kate Adolph 2010 - 15

    Sarah Caylor 2012–15

    Alice Baxter 2012–14

    Megan Dunn 2011–13

    Ben Buchanan 2012–13

    Molly Samsell 2009–12

    Jhana Millers 2012

    Frances Speer 2011–12

    Andrew Beck 2011–12

    Bronwyn Holloway–Smith 2008–11

    Mark Bolland 2010–11

    Amit Charan 2006–11

    Kate Woods 2009–10

    Rachel O'Neill 2006–09

    Jenny Gillam 2006–08

    Anton Berndt 2007–08

    Marnie Slater 2006–07

    Jayne Joyce 2004–07

    Louise Menzies 2003–07

    Sandy Gibbs 2005–06

    Kim Paton 2004–06

    Ross Kettle 2003–05

    Louise Tulett 2003–05

    Clem Devine 2002–04

    Tao Wells 2001–04

    Daniel du Bern 2003

    Bek Coogan 2002–03

    Stuart Shepherd 2002–03   

    Ros Cameron 2000–02

    Ciaran Begley 2000–02

    Rachel Smithies 2000–02

  • Elvis Booth-Claveria
    Massey Arts Intern

    Elvis Booth-Claveria is a Whanganui-a-Tara based artist and is currently completing a BFA at Toi Rauwhārangi CoCA. Primarily practicing in choreographic and performance based video, kinetic sculpture and installation, they have special interest in queer identity, body and environmental relationships and organic materiality.

  • Past interns

    Sophia Coghini
    Tautai Oceania Intern, 2021

    Tom Denize
    Massey Arts Intern, 2021

    Connie Brown
    Archive and Library Intern, 2019

    Hōhua Thompson
    Toi Māori Education and Audience Intern, 2019

    Xander Dixon
    Photography Intern, 2018

    Melina Payne
    Partnerships and Environmental Sustainability Intern, 2018

    Imogen Simmonds
    Archive and library Intern, 2018

    Dilohana Lekamge 
    Writing and Publications Intern, 2017

    Hugo Robinson
    Writing and Publications Intern, 2017

    Ellyse Randrup
    Design Intern, 2016

    Andrew Matautia
    Photography Intern, 2015

    Clémence Vole
    Gallery Administration Systems Intern, 2015

    Elisabeth Pointon
    Gallery Administration Systems Intern, 2015