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Curators’ Tour | Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the Context of a Room

Saturday 1 October, 11am

Celebrate the opening day of this major retrospective of the work of Joanna Margaret Paul (1945 –2003) at City Gallery Wellington with a very special guided tour.  

Curators Lucy Hammonds (Dunedin Public Art Gallery) and Greg Donson (Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui) will be joined by one of Joanna’s sisters, Mary Paul. Beginning with personal thoughts and reflections from Mary, the curators will then lead a tour in conversation looking at Joanna’s life and legacy through her multi-disciplinary practice spanning painting, drawing, photography, film, and poetry.  

Explore and celebrate Joanna’s career with insights and reflections not to be missed. 

Lucy Hammonds is a Curator at Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Her curatorial practice extends across contemporary and historic visual and applied art, both from Aotearoa and internationally. Recent projects include Emily Floyd: Keeping it Complex, Keeping it Connected, Paemanu Tauraka Toi with Paemanu Ngāi Tahu contemporary visual arts, Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room, and Ralph Hotere: Ātete.

Greg Donson is the Curator and Public Programmes Manager at the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. He is responsible for the development and management of the Gallery’s exhibition and associated public programmes, including the management of the Gallery’s artist-in-residence programme at Tylee Cottage. Recent curatorial projects include Joanna Margaret Paul: Imagined in the context of a room (with Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2021); Jae Hoon Lee: The Bridge of Here and Now, 2021; Marie Shannon: Sleeping Near the River, 2021; Andrea du Chatenier: Eigenleben, 2020 and Turn of a Century, 2019 (celebrating the Sarjeant’s centenary).