Te Tuhi at Parnell Station incorporates Te Tuhi Studios and Parnell Project Space. You can find out more about Te Tuhi at Parnell Station here.
Parnell Project Space engages with contemporary curators and artists who have an interest in experimental and social practices, providing an environment in which artists and curators can develop their practices and expand their networks.
Curator: Felixe Laing
Felixe is a curator and writer. She has worked across the arts sector in Aotearoa, recently at The Dowse Art Museum where she developed a five-part speaker series for their 50th anniversary programme. She has written for a variety of Aotearoa publications, such as Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, The Art Paper and, Vernacular. She graduated with a BFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts UoA in 2016 and a Master of Museum and Heritage from Victoria University of Wellington (Distinction) in 2021.
The name Chez Derriere references Felixe’s family history of her parents as restaurateurs. Chez Derriere in its literal French translation describes ‘a place of business or home at the behind’. The name refers to its physical location in the back of Parnell but also as a space for experimentation and emerging practice.
Felixe is interested in collaborative approaches, writing as practice and playful and performative practices. Her connection and interest in food culture underpin her curatorial thinking.