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.
2019 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern
Gina Matchitt is the 2019 Blumhardt / CNZ Curatorial Intern and is curating an exhibition for The Dowse’s Blumhardt Gallery, which will open in early 2020.
Gina grew up in Rotorua and has whakapapa connections to Te Arawa and Whakatōhea. She is interested in the power of objects as reflections of ourselves and our histories. After spending seven years living overseas with her whānau, Gina returned to Aotearoa in 2014. More recently she has had a variety of roles at Te Papa, City Gallery and New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Gina has a Craft Design Diploma (Jewellery) from Unitec and a Masters of Māori Visual Arts from Massey University.
Exhibitions Curated by Blumhardt Interns
Making Conversation, 2019, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon
Sleeping Arrangements, 2018, curated by Simon Gennard
Dark Objects, 2017, curated by Faith Wilson
this is the cup of your heart, 2016, curated by AliceTappenden
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