Heather Galbraith, New Zealand
Heather Galbraith is a prominent New Zealand art curator who is actively working to bring contemporary art into expansive and productive encounters with audiences, both within and outside of traditional gallery spaces.
Prior to taking up the position of Head of the School of Fine Arts, Galbraith has been Senior Curator Art at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Senior Curator City Gallery Wellington, and inaugural Director/Curator of St. Paul St Gallery, AUT University, Auckland. During her time at AUT Galbraith instigated and co-curated Sharp Shooting: self-published journals, zines, posters and ephemera by artists and designers, which included creative work by over fifty New Zealand and international makers (including both Ann Shelton and Bryce Galloway).
Galbraith spent twelve years based in London where she undertook postgraduate studies in curatorial practice at Goldsmiths College and worked as Exhibitions Organiser for seven years at Camden Arts Centre.
In 2009 she was co-curator of Save Yourself by Francis Upritchard, one of two projects representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale and in 2013 she will again be involved in the NZ@Venice project, this time as Deputy Commissioner.
Together with Bryce Galloway, Heather Galbraith curated the exhibition "Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People. Zines aus Neuseeland" in the Green Room of the Weltkulturen Museum.