Barton is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Director of
the Adam Art Gallery at Victoria University of Wellington. She is
an art historian, writer and curator with specialist knowledge of
contemporary New Zealand art and its critical histories from the
1960s to the present. She has written extensively on aspects
of contemporary New Zealand art, including having compiled a
substantial history of post-object art in New Zealand from
1969-1979. She is currently working on a major retrospective of the
work of New Zealand's leading conceptual artist, Billy Apple.
Conland is Curator Contemporary Art at Auckland Art
Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Alongside the SCAPE biennial in 2006 she was
co-curator of the CAFÉ 2 project for the Busan Biennale in
South Korea. In 2005 she curated et al.'s the fundamental
practice for New Zealand's representation to the Venice
Biennale and was the former curator contemporary art at the Museum
of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She writes on contemporary art
for a number or journals and catalogues, and in 2004 edited the
publication and curated the exhibition Judy Darragh: So ... you
made it? She has previously lectured in contemporary art and
theory at the Auckland University of Technology and in various
universities within New Zealand.
is a Professor of English at the University of Auckland.
He has published widely on modern and contemporary
art and literature, and has curated many exhibitions. His projects
include monographic shows on Colin McCahon (1984) Billy
Apple (1991) and Max Gimblett
(2004) and books on Imants Tillers (1998), and
Stephen Bambury (2001). Modern Colours is the latest
of his four books of poetry.
Lee Weng Choy
John C. Welchman