Each month a member of our community is invited to browse our online collection and select six of their favourite artworks. Each ‘My Choice’ selection, together with personal responses to the works, will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for one month at a time. The January 2021 My Choice has been selected by James Hope and is available to view until 31 January 2021.
James is a curator and writer that has been living in Whanganui since October 2019. He was formerly Assistant Curator at the Sarjeant Gallery, on a fixed-term contract covering maternity leave. Prior to this, he was an exhibitions attendant at the New Zealand pavilion at the 2019 La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy. In 2018, he was the Creative NZ Toi Aotearoa Curatorial Intern at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. He has also worked at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū for a number of years in his hometown. As of the time of writing, he does not know what his next move will be.