Objectspace Director Kim Paton announces the appointment of Zoe Black to the new role of Deputy Director at Objectspace.

Zoe has been with the gallery for two years working across curatorial programming, community development and public programmes. During this time she has made an extraordinary contribution to the organisation, leading Māori programming, alongside extensive work with Moana and migrant communities within a kaupapa of co-leadership. This work now forms a key focus of our exhibition programme.

The establishment of this new position is an acknowledgement of Zoe’s leadership, and the expanding work Objectspace continues to undertake nationally. It heralds exciting change for the gallery and their small but mighty team.

Zoe Black (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Pākehā) has been working in galleries for the past eight years. Her curatorial practice has focussed on community development and advocating for critically under-represented craft and object art forms. She is currently Norwegian Crafts' Curator in Residence, working on projects that create a dialogue between Indigenous making practices in Aotearoa and Sápmi. Prior to Objectspace she was Curatorial Manager of Malcolm Smith Gallery in east Auckland.