December 2022: Marie McKay
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 December 2022 My Choice has been selected by Marie McKay and is available to view until 31 December, 2022.
Marie McKay is from Whanganui but spent most of her childhood in West Auckland before returning in the 1980s. She is the Secretary of Aotea Utanganui – Museum of South Taranaki in Pātea, which is nearing the end the construction of a new exhibition and workshop space designed by Patchwork Architecture. Alongside this, she is the Chair of Whanganui Arts at the Centre and was previously on the Board of the Whanganui Regional Museum between 2011-2020. In the early 2000s, she co-founded Whanganui Artists’ Guild (WAG) which published the quarterly arts newsletter – FRISKY. She currently works at Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry for Māori Development and, in her spare time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with family and her dog.
See Marie’s selections below: