Aotearoa Art Fair, New Zealand’s premier showcase for contemporary art, is an annual art fair which takes place in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It is one of the most significant art events in New Zealand’s cultural calendar welcoming around 10,000 visitors from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the wider Pacific Rim.
Tim Etchells has spent the last 30 years creating and managing Events and Fairs all over the world. From The Good Food Shows to London Fashion Week to Art HK, Tim has worked in numerous different industry sectors across different countries. In 2008 Tim developed the idea to stage Art HK which became the largest art fair in Asia, and is now under the ownership of MCH and renamed Art Basel Hong Kong. In 2013, Tim launched Sydney Contemporary. Tim’s art fair portfolio includes ART SG (Singapore), Taipei Dangdai (Taiwan) and Art Central (Hong Kong). In 2016 Tim received two separate Lifetime Achievement Awards from the UK Exhibition industry.
Jo Duncan brings extensive experience to Aotearoa Art Fair from launching and working across a range of high-profile consumer events. Jo helped to successfully launch a range of events in new markets globally including the Good Food and Wine shows nationally across Australia and has worked on a range of other events across Australia, the UK and Asia including Sydney Contemporary, London Fashion Week, Melbourne Art Fair, Fashion Week Sydney, Taste of Sydney and Melbourne, the Affordable Art Fairs and Better Homes and Gardens Live. Jo oversees all operational, marketing and gallery needs for Aotearoa Art Fair.
Lyn Moran joined Aotearoa Art Fair under the ownership of Art Fairs NZ. After graduating from the University of Georgia (USA), she spent 7 years traveling as Touring Company Manager for Australian children’s group, The Wiggles, before settling in Australia and working on the production side of several international TV programs, including The Amazing Race and The Real Housewives franchises, as well as on live events with IMG Australia and Single Market Events. Overseeing Sydney Contemporary as General Manager from 2018-2022, Lyn has now relocated to the US where she continues to lead on all financial and business matters on Sydney Contemporary and Aotearoa Art Fair.
Director Gallery Relations
Chris has worked in the visual arts for over 3 decades including leadership roles in contemporary art galleries and auction houses. He co-founded the global contemporary art platform Ocula in 2010 and has specialist knowledge in digital technology and contemporary art. Chris also has two decades of experience as an independent advisor to art museums and private collections in London, Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
Alex joined the Aotearoa Art Fair team in 2019 as the Visitor and VIP Liaison, and has grown her role to become the Operations Manager, successfully organising the past three editions of the Fair and online editions. Alex also works as the Operations Manager for Sydney Contemporary, and has experience in public property projects, asset management, and tourism management.
VIP Liaison Manager
Sue has held senior marketing roles in New Zealand and overseas including New Zealand Funds Management, Chase Bank (UK) and Alvern Media (UK). For the last decade, she has run her own marketing consultancy and has focused on supporting the arts. She has held governance roles as a Trustee of The Michael Hill Violin Competition and is the Co-Chair of the Contemporary Benefactors, a philanthropic tier of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Alongside her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce from Otago, Sue has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts at Auckland University and is undertaking a Masters in Art History.
Bonnie joined Aotearoa Art Fair in 2021 as Marketing Assistant and grew in her role as Marketing Manager in 2023. She concurrently works as the Marketing Executive for Sydney Contemporary and runs an online bookstore which aims to increase the visibility of arts publishing in New Zealand. Since completing her Fine Arts degree, Bonnie has held curatorial, administrative, and communication roles at various public galleries, and went on to play a pivotal role in the expansion of ArtNow.