Aratoi appoints new Director

Aratoi is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah McClintock as its new Director.

Sarah has an extensive background in exhibition, collection and heritage management having worked previously for Archives New Zealand, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehuna Whanganui, and most recently as the Curator and Collection Manager at the Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū in Nelson.

Sarah is passionate about arts and heritage in our regions and has devoted the last decade of her career to telling stories of places outside of major metropolitan centres. She has a love for the way in which history is told not only through art but in artefacts and documents. In her role at The Suter Art Gallery Sarah has worked in partnership with the six main iwi in Te Tauihu (top of the South Island) and with an iwi curator to highlight toi Māori from an iwi lead perspective.

Commenting on the appointment David Moriarty the Chair of the Aratoi Regional Trust said:

“Sarah’s appointment is the culmination of a rigorous process to select a new director. That we received so many quality applications from all over the country is a reflection of how Aratoi is perceived nationally.

We are delighted to have Sarah join Aratoi; after a number of years of hard work Aratoi is now at the stage where it is ready for someone to take it to the next level. We wish Sarah all the best in her new role and look forward to seeing her successes."

Sarah will commence her role as Director of Aratoi on 16th September 2022