Blumhardt Curatorial Internship
in Jan each year
The internship provides an important opportunity for an emerging curator or artist to develop curatorial skills and experience in an exhibition project focusing on the decorative arts and design. The intern will research and develop an exhibition for the Blumhardt Gallery's exhibition programme at The Dowse.
2015 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern
Alice Tappenden is the 2015 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern. Alice started her internship in June and is curating an exhibition for The Dowse’s Blumhardt Gallery, which will open in March 2016. Titled this is the cup of your heart, Alice’s exhibition works with the theme of absence, like the experience of losing someone we love, longing for someone we don’t have, or being nostalgic for past experiences. As well as works from The Dowse’s collection, Alice has worked directly with artists, private collectors, and other institutions to source works for the exhibition.
Alice holds a BFA/BA(Hons) from the University of Canterbury, and an MA (Art History) from Victoria University of Wellington. She is currently the deputy chair of The Enjoy Trust, has written for a variety of publications, and curated exhibitions in Christchurch and Wellington.
Working at The Dowse is an incredible opportunity. I’m very grateful to the Blumhardt Foundation, and am really looking forward to working with artists, collectors and the wonderful Dowse team on my exhibition next year. ——Alice Tappenden
Exhibitions Curated by Blumhardt Interns
Nuku: Symbols of Mana, 2015, curated by Bridget Reweti
Everyday Fiction, 2014, curated by Emma Ng
Everyone Talks to Everyone, 2013, curated by Ane Tonga
A View from Where I Was Sleeping, 2012, curated by Lily Hacking
Plastic Māori, 2009, curated by Reuben Friend
The Magic of Mud, 2008, curated by Jaqui Knowles
The Gift Exchange, 2007, curated by Grant Thompson