TALK THREE: Taking Back Tomorrow

Saturday 4 May, 3pm

What could/should the art world look like if it became a properly inclusive place? What new narratives and structural changes can we expect or should we be demanding? Lana Lopesi, asks Courtney Johnston, Deborah Rundle, Balamohan Shingade, and Fiona Jack, to tackle these and other topics.

Lana Lopesi is a respected writer and Editor-in-Chief of The Pantograph Punch.

Courtney Johnston took up the role of Director Audience & Insight at Te Papa, where she oversees programming, audience development and learning, in September 2018. Prior to this she was director of The Dowse Art Museum for five years. She is the current chair of Museums Aotearoa, The Pantograph Punch, and a regular commentator on the visual arts.

Deborah Rundle is an Auckland based artist. She is a member of the RM cooperative, Auckland’s longest-running artist-run space, and Public Share, an artist collective seeking to celebrate and engage in everyday workplaces.

Balamohan Shingade is Assistant Director at ST PAUL St Gallery at Auckland University of Technology. He is a writer and curator who also holds a Diploma in Indian Classical Music.

Fiona Jack is an artist and educator, currently teaching at Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland. Her latest exhibition Riverbed at Artspace Aotearoa (2019) is typical of her collaborative and participatory research-led practice.

TALKS PROGRAMME: The Future of Art

  • A series of three panel discussions devised by Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi director Christina Barton for the 2019 Auckland Art Fair presented in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington.


  • Free with entry to AAF


  • Sat 04 May


  • 3:00 pm

Auckland Art Fair 2019

  • The Cloud
  • Queen's Wharf, 89 Quay Street
  • Auckland 1010