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Our Team


Deborah McCormick

Director, SCAPE Public Art

Deborah McCormick is the Executive Director of SCAPE Public Art in Christchurch. Under her directorship SCAPE Public Art has produced and commissioned more than 200 new temporary public artworks, and overseen the gifting programme of 12 permanent artworks. These include STAY by Antony Gormley, Fanfare by Neil Dawson, Nucleus by Phil Price, Flour Power by Regan Gentry and Passing Time by Anton Parsons.

Deborah has managed SCAPE Public Art from its inception and the development of public artworks and exhibitions by a wide range of leading New Zealand and international artists.

Michelle Callingham

Executive Assistant to the Director

Michelle is the Executive Assistant to the Director of SCAPE Public Art. Michelle's role involves assisting the Director with communications, presentations, event management, meeting and diary coordination and many other tasks associated with helping organise a busy Director's diary.


Anna Colthart

Financial & Fundraising Controller

Anna Colthart is the Financial and Fundraising Controller for SCAPE Public Art, responsible for managing all aspects of SCAPE’s financial and fundraising administration. Anna has run her own tourism business and held a number of challenging accounting and financial control roles in New Zealand, Ireland and Britain.


Carolyne Grant

Philanthropy & Communications Manager

Carolyne Grant is the Philanthropy & Communications Manager of SCAPE Public Art joining the team to lead the SCAPE 8 Biennial marketing and communications campaign in 2015 and the transition to annual Seasons that followed.

Carolyne brings extensive brand management experience from roles both in the UK and NZ and expertise in consulting with business across strategic planning, governance and corporate sponsorship.


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Heather Galbraith

Managing Curator

Currently Associate Professor at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwharangi, Massey University Wellington, Heather was Head of School there from February 2011–2015. Previously Senior Curator Art at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Heather has also held the roles of Senior Curator City Gallery Wellington, and inaugural Director/Curator of St Paul St Gallery at AUT University, Auckland. She spent 12 years based in London, England where she undertook postgraduate curatorial studies at Goldsmiths' College. She worked as Exhibitions Organiser for seven years at Camden Arts Centre, London where she produced exhibitions, publications, performances and art-in-public-space projects. Heather was co-curator of Francis Upritchard’s project, Save Yourself, representing New Zealand at the 2009 Venice Biennale, and was Deputy Commissioner in 2009 and in 2013 for Bill Culbert: Front Door Out Back. She was Commissioner for New Zealand at the Venice 2015 project, Secret Power, by artist Simon Denny with curator Robert Leonard.


Designer and Events

Jade Cavalcante is a Graphic Designer and IT assistant at SCAPE Public Art, design of signage, catalogue, media, systems support duties and event management. Jade first began at SCAPE as a design intern. Alongside she is studying towards a specialist certificate in Graphic Design at CALARTS.


Josie Whelan

Education & Community Engagement Manager

Josie Whelan is the Education & Community Engagement Manager for SCAPE Public Art. Josie has been inspiring students to learn and create in an educative capacity since 1999. Her work involves delivering a year-round education programme, encompassing SCAPE’s works of public art.