Daniel John Corbett Sanders
Daniel John Corbett Sanders, born 1994, is a Pākeha artist and curator from Ngāmotu New Plymouth of Dutch and Ashkenazi descent. He is interested in critical geographies and social power structures, especially the relationship between LGBTQ+ citizens and political economies. Sanders has worked as a curator and facilitator across several galleries in Aotearoa, most recently as the assistant curator at Artspace Aotearoa. In 2020, Sanders founded Parasite, an artist-run gallery prioritising the exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists.
Sanders joins us from Artspace Aotearoa, where recent projects include mgluw tuqiy na Temahahoi/找尋迭馬哈霍伊的路徑/Finding Pathways to Temahahoi with Anchi Lin, Im/Perfect with Gwyn Easterbrook-Smith and Alexandra McFarlane, Neighbourhood of Truth with Cushla Donaldson and Quentin Lind, ILYSM with The Killing, Te Tamaiti, Te Ao with Hana Pera Aoake, Backdoor-Doorbell Studio with Dieneke Jansen, Guilty Pleasure’ with Bronte Perry, K’Road Expression with Marika Venczellak, Prairie’s Drama Club with Prairie Hatchard-McGill and Cruel Optimism with Apexalternativeconcubine, Connor Fitzgerald, Priscilla Rose Howe, Xi Li, Anto Yeldezian, Obadiah Russon and Ming Ranginui.
Etanah Falagā Talapā
Curator (exhibitions & public programmes)
Etanah (b. 1995, Lower Hutt, Wellington) is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist who is of Afega and Sa'anapu heritage from Samoa.
Etanah graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design from Massey University in 2018. Since then, she has worked as an intern at Tauranga Art Gallery through Tautai Pacific Arts Trust and has returned to her home in the Hutt Valley as an artist mentor at Taita and Naenae Clubhouse for the past three years. Her work operates at the intersections of public installations, digital art, mixed media and photography.
Publications, archives and writing coordinator
Enjoy's communications and publications manager since August 2021, Claire is also the current acting director. She is Pākehā, and was born in Gore as part of what used to be called 'Generation Y' and is now called 'Old Millennial'. With a history in library work and in volunteer organiser in self-publishing communities, Claire aims to increase usability and access to Enjoy’s reading room and publishing programme.
Claire graduated from University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts in 2005, majoring in photography, and completed a Master of Fine Arts at Massey University in 2019. As a practising video and performance artist her work has a recurring focus on humour, trauma and longing particularly as expressed through celebrity and fan culture.
Tom Denize is currently studying for a BFA at Massey University. He interned at Enjoy for 2021 as part of the Massey internship elective, and has joined our team to work as assistant curator for 2022.
With an interest in installation-based video and photography, Tom is currently curating a group exhibtion for Enjoy's 2022 programme.
Publications, archives and writing assistant, 2022
Gallery assistant, 2022
Vanessa Mei Crofskey
Gallery administrator, 2021
Gallery administrator, 2020–2021
Assistant curator, 2018–2021
Communications and publications manager, 2015–18
Gallery manager and curator, 2014–16
Communications and publications manager, 2013–15
Communications and publications manager, 2012–13
Gallery manager and curator, 2011–13
Communications and publications manager, 2010–12
Erica van Zon
Gallery manager and curator, 2010–11
Communications and publications manager, 2009–10
Siv B. Fjærestad
Gallery manager and curator, 2007–10
Publications manager, 2006–09
Gallery manager and curator, 2007
Gallery manager and curator, 2004–07
Gallery manager and curator, 2004–06
Writer and publicist, 2004–06
Writer and publicist, 2003–04
Writer and publicist, 2003–05
Gallery manager, 2002–03
Trustee and gallery manager, 2000–04
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.
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 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).
Kerry Ann Lee (Tia Tuarua | Co-Chair) 2020–22
Brook Konia 2021–22
Kat Ricketts 2017–22
Herbee Bartley 2018–21
(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
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
Daniel du Bern 2003
Clem Devine 2002–04
Bek Coogan 2002–03
Stuart Shepherd 2002–03
Tao Wells 2000–04
Ros Cameron 2000–02
Ciaran Begley 2000–02
Rachel Smithies 2000–02