Our people

Lisa Beauchamp

Curator of Contemporary Art


Lisa Beauchamp joined Gus Fisher Gallery in 2018 and has been responsible for developing the gallery’s identity and programme of exhibitions and events as a leading centre for contemporary art in Tāmaki Makaurau. Since the reopening of the gallery in 2019 following upgrades to its heritage interior, Lisa has brought works by internationally renowned artists to Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time, and supported major commissions by Aotearoa artists. Guided by intersectional feminist frameworks, Lisa takes a fluid approach to curating with a strong commitment to the idea that galleries can be enjoyable, reflective and self-directed areas of experience. 

Robbie Handcock

Public Programmes and Engagement Officer


Robbie Handcock has been with Gus Fisher Gallery since December 2020, delivering dynamic and responsive events that complement our exhibitions. Robbie was previously a facilitator at play_station, the artist run initiative in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and has been involved with curatorial projects at Aotearoa Art Fair; HOBIENNALE, Tasmania; and Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau.

Hannah Burgoyne

Gallery Coordinator


Hannah Burgoyne has worked at Gus Fisher Gallery since 2017, after previous roles at the Wallace Arts Trust and as a teaching assistant in art history at The University of Auckland. Alongside her coordination duties, she enjoys researching the varied heritage of the gallery’s historic building. She has curated three shows for Gus Fisher Gallery: The Third Space: Ambiguity in the Art of Graham Fletcher in 2018, On Our Doorstep: Reflecting on 60 Years of Television in 2020, and A Magnificent Broadcasting Palace: Radio 1YA’s Art Deco History in 2021-22. 

Zoe Crook

Technical Coordinator


Zoe Crook was appointed as the gallery’s technical coordinator in early 2022. Liaising with artists and arts workers, Zoe works behind the scenes to bring Gus Fisher Gallery’s exhibitions to life. Zoe brings a wealth of experience from Aotearoa and abroad, joining us after a period at De Appel in Amsterdam, as well as working with several artists in Berlin.

Tara Parsons

Gallery & Engagement Assistant 


Tara Parsons joined Gus Fisher Gallery in February 2022, working Saturdays to welcome visitors and safeguard our exhibitions. Tara assists in the development and delivery of our public programmes, focusing on creating family-friendly opportunities for local tamariki to engage with contemporary art. In addition to her role with Gus Fisher Gallery, she works as a Gallery Assistant at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Gus Fisher Gallery Advisory Board


The University of Auckland


Chair of the board

Professor Valerie Linton, Provost

Board members

Lisa Beauchamp, Gus Fisher Gallery
Professor Robert Greenberg, Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Peter Shand, Elam School of Fine Arts
Dr Ngarino Ellis, Faculty of Arts
Dr Sam Elworthy, Auckland University Press
Claire Lanyon, Libraries and Learning Services
Dr Caroline Vercoe, Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor Peter Robinson, Elam School of Fine Arts


External Board Members

Michael Fisher
Melanie Roger

Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

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