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Kathryn Tsui from Corban Estate Arts Centre takes up key Curator role with Mercury Bay Art Escape 11 March, 2017

The Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust has appointed Kathryn Tsui to the position of Administrator/

Curator in time to be part of the Trust’s 10 year celebrations which commence with the 2017 Studio

Tour opening on March 3.

Kathryn and her family moved to Tairua in November from Auckland where she has spent the last

four years as Exhibition Manager and Curator at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson. Having a

degree in the Visual Arts, she has spent 10 years working in public and private galleries including

four years as Gallery Coordinator at Artstation Toi Tu the Auckland Council arts facility in Ponsonby,


Trust Chairman Stuart Christie said, “it’s not easy to find someone of Kathryn’s skills and experience

in our community available to take up what is a critical position in our organisation. We are

extremely pleased have her join us. Her background organising regular exhibitions, developing

community interaction and growing artist and public involvement, will be very important to the

Mercury Bay community.”

Kathryn already has friends in the Mercury Bay art community and both she and her partner are

keen to pursue their own art interests now they have settled in.

Kathryn will work on a part time basis for MBAET as did her predecessors, focussing on the Trust’s

major events each year; the March Artists Open Studios, the July Coromandel Peninsula Art and

Craft Fair in Whitianga, the Trust’s scholarships, artist development, fundraising and positioning the

Trust’s growth. She will take over from Marion Manson who held the role from 2014 until late 2016

and who has been back organising the 2017 Studio tour opening next week.

“ We are looking forward very much to working with her and, because of her recent background

expect her transition into the role to be completed very quickly.” Stuart said.

Stuart Christie


Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust

021 666961

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