New festival brings private and public galleries together
Next month, 15 public and private art galleries in Wellington will come together in a new arts festival to showcase work by various artists from around Aotearoa. Face to Face: Portrait Festival opens on the 27th of May with nine dealer galleries and six public galleries aiming to demystify and increase access to contemporary art. It'll run over four days, with free exhibitions, tours and talks, with a headline event on the Saturday night which will see the dealer galleries stay open till 9pm and host performances by musicians. Kathryn is joined in the Wellington studio by Grace Ridley-Smith, Festival Coordinator and Manager of McLeavey Gallery and Chelsea Nichols, senior curator at The Dowse.