Arts Advisors

The Trust has a panel of arts professionals who assist in our selection processes. The panel currently comprises arts practitioners, curators and an architect. Urban design and public safety advice is provided by the Wellington City Council’s liaison officer.

Our current Arts Advisors are:

Gerald Parsonson (Architect, Parsonson Architects)

Elizabeth Thomson (Artist)

Reuben Friend (Ngāti Maniapoto, Pākehā) (General Manager Community and Partnerships, Porirua City Council)

Charlotte Davy (Senior Curator, Te Papa Tongarewa)

Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi) (Director, The Dowse Art Museum)


The Trust also has honorary advisers separate from its arts advisers to broaden its resources. These people have expertise in fields such as engineering, financial management and law. All our advisers are listed in the Directory.