Event Details


What happens at the end of a project? So much energy goes into production, but what happens in its wake? This discussion brings together the artists and curators involved in Back of House to address a complex of issues this question raises. Chaired by Milly Mitchell-Anyon, Curator at the Dowse Art Museum, the panel traverse topics as various as: where, in the end, is “the work”? What role does an exhibition play in the life of an art work? Why does the attribution of authorship matter? And what are the challenges posed by works produced collaboratively?

With Sophia Smolenski, Wendy Bornholdt, Christina Barton and Sophie Thorn.

Milly Mitchell-Anyon is an art historian and curator from Whanganui, Aotearoa. She is currently Curator at the Dowse Art Museum, Deputy Chair of the Blumhardt Foundation, and a member of the Civic House on the Whanganui Regional Museum Joint Council. She holds a Master of Arts in Art History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies. Milly’s involvement in Offering It Up extends back to 2020; as a layer of support for Sophia Smolenski.


  • Free | All Welcome


  • Wed 04 Oct


  • 6:00 pm — 7:00 pm


  • Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington,
  • Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
  • Pōneke Wellington