The selection Panel for the Grace Butler Memorial Foundation Award at Ara 2017
Barbara Garrie is Lecturer in Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Canterbury. Her current research has three developing but related threads: art & material culture in post-quake Christchurch; history and theory of the artist's book; and contemporary photography.
Jacquelyn Greenbank’s arts practice employs a domestic approach to art making, utilising found-objects, recycled materials and meticulously intricate hand-crafted objects that capture a moment, sensation or pseudo-historical event. Her inquisitively weaving narratives often blend social histories and the occult, popular culture and the paranormal in a unique and humourous way. Since graduating from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts with Distinction in Painting, Greenbank has exhibited in galleries and biennial arts events in both New Zealand and internationally. Most recently, (2015) she was award the Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award. Her work is held in major public and private collection.
Peter Vangioni is a curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu where he works with both historical and contemporary art. He has curated exhibitions with Ralph Hotere, Julian Dashper and Jason Greig as well as Petrus van der Velden's Otira Series and Carl Sydow's abstract sculptures and drawings. Currently Peter is curating US V THEM, a survey of Tony de Lautour's paintings and objets d'art and an exhibition of colonial Canterbury landscape paintings titled Pickaxes and Shovels. A letterpress printer by night Peter also collaborates as a printmaker with artists producing relief block prints and artist's books at his private press, the Kowhai Press.
Please note; Selection panel members are invited to serve for up to two years in this role; that is, no more than twice as part of this jury panel.