When you visit or work in a gallery space, time can slow down. There’s often none of the ‘jump cut’ distraction with street traffic of a high street retail space. In episode #4 of Curators of Cuba we fall in line with that slowing down, with a look around Robert Heald Gallery. Mark Amery talks to gallerist Robert Heald, who is celebrating 10 years in the Left Bank off Cuba Mall and recently moved into larger upstairs premises. We start with a look around Brittle Star an exhibition of the work of self taught artists James Castle, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and Melvin Way, curated by Richard Bryant. Then Mark talks to Richard Frater in Berlin (9.33min) about his exhibition What remains of a naturalist, on until June 20 2020.

In episode #5 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Suzanne Tamaki talks to Grace Ridley-Smith and painter Darryn George (7.24min). McLeavey Gallery is something of an icon in Cuba Street, present here upstairs for 52 years, and Darruyn george has been showing with the gallery for more than 20 of those. Grace speaks about her connection to the gallery since childhood, and Darryn both his special relationship with the gallery and a bold change in his painting practice. His exhibition All Kinds of Trees runs until April 27. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #6 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Pip Adam talks to Craig Beardsworth of Suite Gallery and photographer Ans Westra (7.24min). Suite not only shows a wide range of contemporary artists it is home to the Westra archive and a museum dedicated to Ans work, including an impressive Cuba Street courtyard.  The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

Episode #7 of a filmed conversation series with galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro dynamic, Suzanne Tamaki talks to artists Pam Brabants, Vivien Atkinson and Becky Bliss about one of Wellington’s most unique art spaces, The See Here. The See Here is a white rectangular box for exhibitions viewable from the street, currently at the French Art Shop 70 Ghuznee Street. Made up of a collective of Wellington based artists, The See Here is dedicated to producing work that engages with its physical parameters as a window gallery, the latest Becky Bliss’s ‘Play Fair’. 10 years old, this year this is The See Here’s third location, and it’s now looking for a fourth with The French Art Shop due to close this month. We speak to Kristine Garay about the store’s support of artists , the ‘zine dispensing machine’ Lucky Drop which opened in February and find out about the origins of the giant pen sculpture in the window.. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #8 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Mark Amery talks to artists Sian Torrington and Eve Armstrong, Senior Arts Advisor WCC about Toi Poneke. Toi Poneke has become an important space for exhibition, support and residence for Wellington artists since 2004. Sian Torrington introduces her exhibition I’m glad you’re here, just the way you are (on until 18 July) and her group Band Sensation’s performance 11 July, 2pm. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

Episode #9 of a filmed conversation series with the galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington area as dynamic as it is, Mark Amery talks to Director Sophie Davis and Associate Curator Simon Gennard about contemporary art space Enjoy, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Also, artist Georgette Brown talking about her work created during lockdown, part of Fire-Lit Kettle (on until 25 July), curated by Sophie, which we have lots of glimpses of. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #10 of a conversation series with galleries and artists that help make Cuba Street dynamic, Suzanne Tamaki talks to Te Auaha Gallery producer Olivia Kirikiri and artist Vernon Bowden having a great discussion about applied arts and his bold installation based jewellery show Gewgaws which, thanks to lockdown, is enjoying a rather long run, closing 28 July. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubadDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys and Shyam Patel. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #11 of a conversation series with galleries and artists that help make the Cuba Street area dynamic, Pip Adam heads to Garrett Street to talk to Mossman Gallery director Danae Mossman and Wellington painter Séraphine Pick about her exhibition Sum of sound waves, on until 1 August. The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys and Shyam Patel. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #12 of a conversation series with galleries and artists that help make the Cuba Street area dynamic, Mark Amery heads to the iconic creative enterprise Hunters and Collectors, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary with an exhibition of works inspired by the leather jacket. Mark speaks to owner and curator Christina O and the curator of Love My Leather Jacket Bob Buck, with fellow artist Suzanne Tamaki. It’s on until August 3 The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys and Shyam Patel. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.

In episode #13 of a conversation series with galleries and artists that help make the Cuba Street area dynamic, Suzanne Tamaki heads to Left Bank off Cuba Mall to the fabulous Roar!, a not-for-profit exhibition space supporting artists from Pablos Art Studios with limited access to traditional dealer galleries. In the collective spirit of Pablos, Suzanne speaks to gallery manager Mel Upjohn, volunteer Jolyn Wills and artists Soraya Xe, Paul Holmes and Andrea Penrice about some of the work they produced during Lockdown. As Suzanne notes Roar! And Pablos are in fundraising mode for their crucial services. Visit! Support! The full series of 14 interviews with galleries and their artists is being filmed and distributed via social media over June and July. You can go here on the CubaDupa website to read more and see all the videos. Videos are being posted to CubaDupa and ArtExplore social media channels as they are rolled out. Curators of Cuba: presented by CubaDupa and ArtExplore. Produced by Mark Amery for the Wellington Independent Arts Trust. Videography by Oscar Keys and Shyam Patel. Music: Pashtag. With major funding from the Wellington City Council and galleries.