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Blumhardt Curatorial Internship

Applications open
in Jan each year

Faith Wilson, 2016 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Faith Wilson, 2016 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Alice Tappenden, 2015 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Alice Tappenden, 2015 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

this is the cup of your heart,  installation shot, 2016. Curated by Alice Tappenden

this is the cup of your heart, installation shot, 2016. Curated by Alice Tappenden

Bridget Reweti, 2014 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Bridget Reweti, 2014 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Nuku: Symbols of Mana installation shot, 2015. Curated by Bridget Reweti

Nuku: Symbols of Mana installation shot, 2015. Curated by Bridget Reweti

Emma Ng, 2013 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Emma Ng, 2013 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Everyday Fiction installation shot, 2013. Curated by Emma Ng

Everyday Fiction installation shot, 2013. Curated by Emma Ng

Ane Tonga, 2012 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Ane Tonga, 2012 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Everyone Talks to Everyone installation shot, 2012. Curated by Ane Tonga

Everyone Talks to Everyone installation shot, 2012. Curated by Ane Tonga

Lily Hacking, 2011 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

Lily Hacking, 2011 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern

A View from Where I Was Sleeping installation shot, 2011. Curated by Lily Hacking

A View from Where I Was Sleeping installation shot, 2011. Curated by Lily Hacking

Reuben Friend, 2008 Blumhardt Curatoral Intern

Reuben Friend, 2008 Blumhardt Curatoral Intern

Plastic Maori installation, 2009. Curated by Reuben Friend

Plastic Maori installation, 2009. Curated by Reuben Friend

Jaqui Knowles, 2007 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern with her show The Magic of Mud

Jaqui Knowles, 2007 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern with her show The Magic of Mud

The Blumhardt Foundation, Creative New Zealand and The Dowse have collaborated to create the role of Blumhardt / CNZ Curatorial Intern.

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