Adam Art Gallery seeks new curatorial intern

Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi is pleased to be seeking a new intern to join its team in 2019.

Lachlan Taylor
Lachlan Taylor, Adam Art Gallery’s inaugural intern, 2018

Adam Art Gallery Director Christina Barton says “After our successful internship programme this year we are eager to work again with someone starting out in their career in the art world.

“Lachlan Taylor, our inaugural intern, was a real asset, helping us deliver several exhibitions and working towards an exhibition that will be realised in 2019. We are especially pleased to report that Lachlan will be moving to Auckland to take up the Assistant Curator position at Artspace. I am confident that his experience at the Adam helped him take this next step.”

The Adam Art Gallery Internship has been made possible through a generous donation from local philanthropist Barbara Blake. It is a part-time paid internship that will enable a recent graduate, postgraduate or early-career art professional to work with the Gallery to develop hands-on knowledge of curatorial practice and exhibition-making.

The intern will work alongside the team in the Adam Art Gallery office at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, with opportunities to undertake self-directed research as well as contribute to the Gallery’s activities.

On his experience as the Adam Art Gallery intern, Lachlan says:

“The internship allowed me to work across all levels of a high-functioning public gallery with an incredible team. The experience I’ve gained at every stage of an exhibition, from research to public programming, is the perfect foundation from which I hope to build my career in the arts sector. I’m particularly grateful to Barbara Blake for her support, and to Christina Barton for organising and running the internship.”

Barbara Blake says she is very pleased to offer her support. “There is nothing quite like learning on the job. I am so happy to be able to assist the Adam Art Gallery so that young graduates, making the first steps in their careers, can learn from the talented and dedicated curatorial team headed by Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton.”

Art History graduates will be given priority, however the internship is open to early-career art professionals and students of other relevant disciplines including museum and heritage studies, fine arts, visual and cultural studies. Candidates seeking to enrol in Master’s and PhD programmes at Victoria will also be considered.

The value of being an Adam Art Gallery intern will be long term, with the intern becoming part of a cohort acknowledged on the Gallery’s website and connected over time with other alumni. Their work at the Gallery will be acknowledged and remembered and can be used for future career development.

Applications for the internship close on Friday 18 January 2019. Please visit the Adam Art Gallery’s website for further information.