Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Where are they now? - Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter was acting director of the National Art Gallery before the appointment of Luit Bieringa and a sculptor and curator. Along with Andrew Drummond and Nicholas Spill (Drummond and Spill also worked at the National Gallery) Ian Hunter was very active in creating opportunities for installations and exhibitions, including his own pet project ANZART. Ian was the driving force behind the F1 exhibition held in an old soft drink factory in Wellington where Moore Wilson’s is today located. During the exhibition a wit sprayed a slogan on the outside wall: “When is a factory not a factory? When it’s a closed shop.”

After leaving New Zealand he was Arts Officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties in London until 1984. Ian is currently the Artist director of LITTORAL ARTS which he started in 1989. This non-profit Arts Trust for Social and Environmental Change is based in Lancashire.
Picture: Ian Hunter (Photo © Rossendale Free Press)