Cubadupa and Artexplore hit the streets with a special programme: Curators of Cuba, a roving discussion series up and down stairs, to the exceptional, sometimes out of the way and unusual art spaces. Every 45 minutes you can join guides and interviewers Pip Adam, Mark Amery and Suzanne Tamaki for a 30 minute discussion with 13 different gallery curators and the artists they are showing.
12.30 PM – 1:00PM McLeavey Gallery, Level 1 147 Cuba Street.
Artist Christina Read and gallery manager Grace Ridley-Smith discuss Wellington’s oldest dealer gallery and Read’s work with Pip Adam.
1.15PM – 1:45PM Mossman Gallery Level 2 22 Garrett Street
Curator Danae Mossman introduces a dealer gallery representing many artists working internationally and we have a response to an exhibition of new work by significant contemporary artists, with Pip Adam.
2:00PM – 2:30PM Robert Heald Gallery Level 1, Left Bank, Cuba Mall
Curator Robert Heald introduces his gallery and through the marvels of technology he and Mark Amery are joined by exhibiting artist Judy Millar at her studio on Auckland’s West Coast.
3:00PM – 3:30PM Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Left bank, Cubn Mall
With Suzanne Tamaki, Assistant curator Simon Gennard and guests introduce Enjoy in its dynamic new spatial configuration and show This is a library, featuring Teuane Tibbo, Claudia Jowitt, Salome Tanuvasa and Christina Patailii
3.45PM – 4:15PM Potocki Paterson Level 1 41-47 Dixon Street
Curator Dylan Potocki and artist Sam Broad, show off a show of 30-plus Wellington artists to Suzanne Tamaki, and discuss a gallery providing space for an eclectic range of a Wellington artist projects.
4:30PM – 5:00PM Bartley and Company
Curator Alison Bartley introduces her dealer gallery in a former stables, writer Stephen Cleland responds to the work of celebrated Europe based NZ painter André Hemer, and Mark Amery introduces the work of Cubadupa commissioned performance artist Vicente E Ovale.