Monday, May 28, 2007


First we introduced you to the visual arts panel. They are the people who recommend visual arts grants. Now it's time for you to meet the people they recommend the visual arts grants to: the members of Creative New Zealand’s Arts Board. They're the ones who made the final decisions about the visual arts grants that will probably be announced this week. Here are their interests and career paths.

Alastair Carruthers (Chair) is Chief Executive of the law firm Chapman Tripp. He originally trained as a classical musician.

Kate De Goldi is the author of three young adult novels, a collection of short fiction for adults and three children's picture books.

Judith Fyfe is a Wellington lawyer who lecturers in oral history and is a governor of Radio New Zealand.

Graeme Gorton has performed in more than 40 operas and is administrator of the Christchurch City Choir.

Michael Prentice is a strategist for marketing communications company Ogilvy New Zealand. He established and chaired the Black Grace dance group’s Trust.

Terry Snow is an Auckland journalist who reviewed music, theatre and dance. He is a pianist and trained music teacher.

Pele Walker is a mediator with a particular interest in community dance and theatre.