Curatorial panel

The Curatorial Panel for Sculpture in the Gardens Outdoor show 2017 – 2018 was:

Rachel de Lambert

Rachel de Lambert

Rachel is a Landscape Architect and partner at Boffa Miskell with more than 25 years practice experience in Auckland. She has extensive experience in open space and public realm design as well as in collaboration with artists, including sculptors, in public design projects. Rachel also has a strong personal interest in the arts and together with her landscape architectural skills, brought an eye for challenging the contextual aspect of sculptural work to the curatorial team. The 2017/18 Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition was Rachel’s fourth as part of the curatorial panel.

Linda Tyler

Linda Tyler

Linda has worked as a curator since 1989 at Waikato Museum, the Hocken at the University of Otago and at the Gus Fisher Gallery at the University of Auckland. She has been the judge of the Waiheke Art Award, Waitakere Art Award and Waikato Painting and Printmaking Award and has taught at Unitec School of Design and Dunedin School of Art.

Terry Urbahn

Terry studied at the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts in Christchurch, graduating in 1986. While he majored in painting his practice has broadened into sculptural installations that include photography, video and sound art and he has exhibited prolifically throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as internationally. His work is represented in many public and private collections.

Terry brought to Sculpture in the Gardens extensive project management and curatorial experience working in museums and art galleries as well as experience in commissioning public art projects for Auckland Council. He has managed the production and installation of exhibitions for both New Zealand and Australia at the Venice Biennale. He has worked in education as Head of School of the Wellington Institute of Technology’s School of Media Arts and tutored in Fine Arts at Massey University (Wellington) and the Elam School of Fine Arts (Auckland).

The Curator for Sculpture in the Gardens Indoor show 2017 – 2018 was:

Richard Mathieson

Richard Mathieson

Richard is a sculptor. He studied sculpture at Elam School of Fine Arts then launched and directed emerging artists gallery Star Art. He is a long time member of Medal Art NZ, and has instigated and curated artist driven sculpture projects including Comparison of Scale, Growth Industry, Summer of Sculpture and In+Out. As well as curatorial outings and his sculpture practice, Richard runs an art and object installation business. Richard has been involved in the Sculpture in the Gardens project since its inception and has presented the indoor Huakaiwaka exhibitions for all six Sculpture in the Gardens. His experience in making and siting large scale outdoor sculpture and curatorial experience add great value to the gallery.