Te Tuhi Curatorial Internship

The Te Tuhi Curatorial Internship is a full-time paid internship role: to curate a programme of exhibitions and events at Papatūnga, the independent art space at Te Tuhi Studios at Cheshire St, Parnell Station across a fixed period of 18 months.

The curatorial internship is an opportunity for an emerging professional to engage in supported and sustained research and curatorial experimentation in the field of contemporary art. This pioneering model provides a unique platform for curatorial development, drawing on Te Tuhi’s reputation as an experimental, artist-focussed institution.

While the curatorial intern receives mentorship and access to Te Tuhi’s resources, they have autonomy over the programme. Papatūnga operates entirely outside of Te Tuhi’s core exhibition activity, and is a programme with its own distinct voice.

The curatorial internship gives an arts practitioner the space and resources to generate quality exhibitions that reflect Tāmaki Makaurau’s communities and engage diverse audiences. They are supported to develop the depth of their curatorial work, and their exhibition-making capabilities.

With a strategic focus on supporting curatorial research that is locally engaged, regionally responsive and internationally ambitious, Te Tuhi is committed to developing the curatorial capacity within Aotearoa, to engage with the global conversation in contemporary art. Te Tuhi actively seeks to encourage the development of New Zealand curators at all stages of their careers.

Hire the gallery

Papatūnga is available to hire for your private events. All revenue generated will go to supporting the activity in Te Tuhi Studios and Papatūnga. To enquire, contact us here.

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