Blumhardt Curatorial Internship
in Jan each year
The internship provides an important opportunity for an emerging curator or artist to develop curatorial skills and experience in an exhibition project focusing on the decorative arts and design. The intern will research and develop an exhibition for the Blumhardt Gallery's exhibition programme at The Dowse.
2018 Blumhardt Curatorial Intern
Milly Mitchell-Anyon is the 2019 Blumhardt / CNZ Curatorial Internand is curating Making Conversation an exhibition for The Dowse’s Blumhardt Gallery, which will open in March 2019.
Making Conversation is a story of makers connected through a commitment to craft. The exhibition proposes that by looking at the past we can see how it has informed the present, which will in turn inform the future of craft in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Originally from Whanganui, Milly is now based in Wellington where she has recently completed her Art History Masters thesis at Victoria University of Wellington which centres upon a critical consideration of Patrick Pound’s show ‘The Great Exhibition.’ She is interested in the possibilities of object art as a means to investigate place, memory and belonging. She has previously worked at Puke Ariki Museum and Whanganui Regional Museum. Milly holds a BA (Hons) in Art History and a PgDip in Museum Studies from Massey University.
Exhibitions Curated by Blumhardt Interns
Making Conversation, 2019, curated by Milly Mitchell-Anyon
Sleeping Arrangements, 2018, curated by Simon Gennard
Dark Objects, 2017, curated by Faith Wilson
this is the cup of your heart, 2016, curated by AliceTappenden
Nuku: Symbols of Mana, 2015, curated by Bridget Reweti
Everyday Fiction, 2014, curated by Emma Ng
Everyone Talks to Everyone, 2013, curated by Ane Tonga
A View from Where I Was Sleeping, 2012, curated by Lily Hacking
Plastic Māori, 2009, curated by Reuben Friend
The Magic of Mud, 2008, curated by Jaqui Knowles
The Gift Exchange, 2007, curated by Grant Thompson