Friday, September 12, 2008

Found: Alexa Johnston

Someone called her in lost a while back but as she was still a fairly well known Auckland presence we gave it a miss. But when Alexa Johnston, ex-curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, turned up on TV3 a couple of nights ago, it felt like a sign. Since leaving the gallery where she curated some important exhibitions like the eighties classic Anxious Images and the Colin McCahon survey Gates and Journeys, she has mixed curating with Hillary studies. Johnston is the official biographer of Sir Ed, but it was her cookbook Ladies a plate that put her on TV last night.

Image: Johnston (right) talks up baking on TV3