Three new Governors — 18.09.13

We welcome Dr Deidre Brown, Kate DeGoldi and Warwick Freeman to the Arts Foundation's College of Governors

Arts Foundation Governors, limited to eleven at any one time, provide advice to the Trustees of the Arts Foundation.  For this reason, those invited to join the College of Governors are either artists or closely connected to arts practice, such as arts managers.

We warmly welcome:

Dr Deidre Brown (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu | Auckland) is an art and architectural historian, specialising in Maori and Pacific cultures. Originally trained as an architectural designer, she is currently teaching design and history as Senior lecturer in Architecture at the University of Auckland, having previously been Senior Lecturer in Aotearoa New Zealand Art History at the University of Canterbury. She has written several books, including the multi-authored Art in Oceania: A new history (2012) and Maori Architecture (2009), and curated a number of exhibitions in galleries around the country. Deidre has belonged to boards of governance for organisations such as Objectspace, The Physics Room and the Christchurch Arts Centre, and is a member of the Maori Trademarks Advisory Committee of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand.

 Kate De Goldi (Wellington) writes fiction and is a regular broadcaster and speaker on children's literature. She has been a member of the Arts Board of Creative New Zealand and is currently a trustee with the Bougainville Library Trust. Her most recent publication is The ACB with Honora Lee, a collaboration with fellow-Laureate, Gregory O'Brien.  Kate was named an Arts Foundation Laureate in 2001.

 Warwick Freeman (Auckland) has worked as a full time artist since the early 1970s. For 25 years he was a partner in Fingers, the influential Auckland gallery for contemporary jewellery anda prime driver behind the establishment of Objectspace, Auckland's centre for contemporary craft and design of which he is Founding Chair. He was named an Arts Foundation Laureate in 2002 and his international standing was recognized by the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation in Amsterdam who made him a Laureate in the same year. He regularly exhibits in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA. His works are held in National and International collections. Recently he was awarded the Barvarian State Prize for his exhibition work in Germany.


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Dr Deidre Brown, Kate DeGoldi and Warwick Freeman