Thursday, November 27, 2008

City Gallery hard at work

From: Heather Galbraith
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 09:42:40 +1300
To: Heather Galbraith
Subject: We are moving next week - 4 December, new details attached

(apologies in advance for cross posting and for sending a group email… at the moment time is of the essence!)

Kia ora koutou,

City Gallery Wellington staff are moving to new temporary office premises during the building development. We are not going far - across the road to Level 2, Anvil House on Wakefield Street - and our telephone numbers will stay the same. We expect to be back in the City Gallery building in August. For more information about the City Gallery development please go to our website .

For the folk we are currently working with, access to our computers may be a bit sporadic from the afternoon of Wednesday 3 December until Monday 8 December when we should be back to full IT strength. I will be helping with packing but also potentially working remotely (when I need a computer) so hopefully service should be (pretty) uninterupted during this period.

Also, if you are in Wellington, keep your eyes peeled for a new suite of works within the Courtenay Place light boxes that we are producing. Give us a sign will be installed from 17 December 2008 for a period of six months and features new work by (in alphabetical order); Joseph Churchward & David Bennewith, Gavin Hipkins, Sarah Maxey, Kate Newby, Stanley Nives (Kelvin Soh) and Jim Speers. Press releases will be circulating towards the end of this week regarding the project. It will be on display during the much anticipated TYPESHED11 conference in Wellington ( during which the book on Joseph's work edited and designed by David will be launched, and Kelvin, Sarah and David will all be presenting papers), plus Sarah Maxey has a solo show at Bowen Galleries also in February 2009.

In addition to the light box project, the SQUARE” video programme will continue on the flat-screen monitor within the main entrance to City Gallery during closure, changing monthly, plus our Education team are currently delivering two highly popular art in public space sculpture trails to primary and secondary school students.

For information about Francis Upritchard and Judy Millar's projects for the 2009 Venice Biennale please go to

Warm regards,


Heather Galbraith
Senior Curator/Manager Curatorial Programmes

tel. +64 (0)4 801 3987
Fax. +64 (0)4 801 3950

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