People

Staff
  • Daniel John Corbett Sanders
    Managing Director

    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 LGBTTQIA+ citizens and political economies. Sanders has worked as a curator and facilitator independently and across several galleries in Aotearoa. In 2020, Sanders founded Parasite, a gallery prioritising the exhibition of contemporary LGBTTQIA+ artists.

    Daniel earns $30.77 per hour, and works an average of 40 hours per week.

     

  • Claire Harris
    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.

    Claire earns $26.50 per hour, and works an average of 28 hours per week.

  • Past Staff

    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 Crofskey
    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

Trust
  • 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.

  • Nick Spratt
  • 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
  • Past

    Kerry Ann Lee (Tia Tuarua | Co-Chair) 2020–22
    Brook Konia 2021–22
    Kat Ricketts 2017–22
    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
    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

Interns
  • Past interns

    Sophia Coghini
    Tautai Oceania intern, 2021

    Tom Denize
    Massey Arts intern, 2021

    Hōhua Thompson
    Toi Māori education and audience intern, 2019