selection Panel for the Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara 2022
Rosie Ibbotson: Rosie Ibbotson is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha University of Canterbury, where she teaches across all levels and is the programme co-ordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship. Prior to this, her background was in the museum sector, and she worked at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Ibbotson’s research interests are interdisciplinary, and in particular concern the entanglements of visual culture, museology, and environmental violence.
Kim Low: Printmaker, artist and educator based in Ōtautahi, Kim Lowe was the recipient of the Olivia Spencer Bower Award in 2019. She is Senior Lecturer at Ara in Art, Design and Creativity.
Felicity Milburn: Lead Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, where she works collaboratively with artists on a wide range of projects, from temporary installations to large-scale survey exhibitions. Recent projects include Say Something! an exhibition of Jacqueline Fahey’s 1970s paintings, Wheriko – Brilliant!, which explored the use of light in contemporary art, and the major touring survey Louise Henderson: From Life (co-curated with Lara Strongman and Julia Waite). She writes regularly for the Gallery and also contributes to local and international publications.