Blue Oyster Arts Trust is pleased to announce curator and writer from Murihiku Southland, Hope Wilson, as our incoming director.

By Blue Oyster | Posted: Wednesday November 6, 2019

Hope joins Blue Oyster from Eastern Southland Gallery in Gore where she is currently Gallery Events Coordinator. Prior to this she was Assistant Curator at The Physics Room in Ōtautahi Christchurch where she supported and developed curatorial projects with a collaborative ethos, including the (Un)conditional exhibition series which initiated a number of exhibitions partnering with galleries across Te Waipounamu, the South Island.

Alongside her curatorial practice, Hope is invested in the development of writing and publishing in Aotearoa. She was a member of the editorial team for the first four issues of HAMSTER magazine, has contributed writing to Art New Zealand, and is a sub-editor for Tauhere Connections, a journal for emerging museum professionals.

Hope has a background in Art History and English (BA Hons) from the University of Otago and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Massey University. She looks forward to returning to Ōtepoti Dunedin to take up the role of Blue Oyster Director and we look forward to welcoming her in early January, 2020.

Hope will be in attendance for our last exhibition opening of this year, Console Whispers, with Nick Austin, Campbell Patterson and Ed Ritchie. Please join us to celebrate the opening of this exhibition and to welcome Hope on Friday 22 November, 5:30pm.

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