Ruth Harvey: Fear No Art 

13 November 2013 , 12.30–1.30pm
Ground floor programme rooms, National Library
Wellington  , Wellington 
Free to attend

National Services Te Paerangi, in partnership with Puke Ariki, Creative New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, is pleased to support this opportunity for GLAM organisations to engage with Ruth Harvey.

FEAR NO ART Art in the Service of Community

In 2012, the extraordinary Umberto Crenca – co-founder and Artistic Director of visionary arts organisation AS220 in Providence, USA – toured New Zealand and shared the story of AS220’s role in building community.  Now, fresh from a month-long residency at AS220, Puke Ariki’s Manager of Programmes & Experiences Ruth Harvey shares her insider’s view of the organisation’s vibrant, experimental and entrepreneurial culture.  Ruth’s presentation will reflect on some of AS220’s key philosophies: quality by providing opportunity; providing multiple points of entry; living the mission; and addressing areas of need.  Taking Bert’s mantra of “fear no art” as a starting point, Ruth considers how fostering creativity and providing space can transform our communities.

Who will I meet?

Ruth Harvey is Manager Programmes & Experiences at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth.  She has significant arts experience within New Zealand and Australia.  She has a Master of Arts in Art History and Theory from the University of Otago (2005) and in 2010 she was the youngest ever recipient of a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship, researching effective ways to engage youth and young adults in cultural institutions.

Who is it for?

This seminar will be of interest to anyone who is working in, or in partnership with, museums, art galleries, libraries, archives and iwi organisations in New Zealand.

 How do I sign up?

This seminar is free to attend, however space is limited.  If you’re planning to attend, please email to express your interest.