Introducing the NZ Sculpture OnShore Team
The continuing success of New Zealand Sculpture OnShore relies on a large group of passionate and dedicated people - many of whom give their time and expertise voluntarily.
Maker, curator, and collaborator with over 30 years experience in the art and design industries.
As an artist myself, my work embraces the code of embroidery, constantly trying to push the needle and thread as far as possible.I prefer to think of this process as an extension of my drawing practice and so don't follow any formal techniques.
Recently I have extended my practice into curation as a vehicle to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. As a curator, my focus is on art as a vehicle for change and building awareness of the complex issues our communities face and how effective curation can provide understanding and build engagement with that. The artists I work with are by nature emphatic and the reason they are called upon to donate skills and passion to causes, and to be able to bring the two together is a wonderful challenge.
I am an art practitioner, advocate and curator with over 15 years experience in public art.
My personal and professional focus is on the role art and artists can play in contributing towards the quality of our built environments and the communities that occupy and use them, while cultivating authentic engagement between artists and the communities which host their work.
I am a founding member of Cut Collective, an Auckland based art collective specialising in large scale public projects and bespoke outcomes for commercial application. The work of Cut Collective has been based around producing accessible art encounters outside of traditional and institutional settings, and adopting an art focused approach to commercial collaborations.
I am also the current Chair of the Karangahape Road Business Association and Chair the Advisory Panel for Art In Public Places, Auckland.
This is a little blurb about me and what drives me to bring your story to life and make a difference.
I believe in story, and my speciality is crafting complex information into simple, effective messages and creative content that engages your audiences.
Stemming from my early career in health and my natural flare for understanding human behaviour and creative story telling, I combined those two passions, completing a BA in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Communications Management and PR.
I've been very fortunate to be able to combine my passion for creative story telling and social change through numerous campaigns, such as the Herceptin Campaign, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns, Child Health Campaigns, Educational Campaigns, Advocacy Campaigns and Hearing Health Campaigns. In addition to the PR and Marketing campaigns, I have managed events ranging from Photo Exhibitions, Health Conferences, Fundraising Events and Entertainment Events.
Judy is an experienced manager with a history of working in the public, corporate and not for profit sectors. Skilled in business management, strategic planning, event management, communications and community engagement. Most recently, Judy managed the introduction of the Devonport Business Improvement District (BID) programme, in partnership with Auckland Council. Focusing on brand strategy and Devonport's arts legacy, Judy introduced and managed the Devonport GLOW light exhibition and event, as part of Auckland Artweek, over the last three years.
"I am excited to be managing the operations side of NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018, it is an iconic local event held in a spectacular location on the historic Fort Takapuna. I look forward to working with our many partners and stakeholders, including our dedicated volunteer base, to deliver an outstanding exhibition"