Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
Gate 3, Kelburn Parade
Wellington 6140
New Zealand


The deadline for applications to the 2024 TE PĀTAKA TOI ADAM ART GALLERY INTERNSHIP has now closed.

Volunteer Programme and Internship

Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery’s Volunteer Programme offers behind-the-scenes access to our university art gallery. We provide opportunities to work alongside the Gallery team where you will gain practical experience relevant to a multitude of career paths. We can deepen your knowledge and foster your interest in art, and you will meet others who share this interest. Volunteers play a vital role within the Gallery’s community. We are extremely grateful for the contributions our volunteers make and, in return, we set out to provide a positive, educational and enriching experience.

Learn more about the Volunteer Programme here.

The Adam Art Gallery Internship is a paid opportunity which enables a recent graduate, postgraduate student or early-career art professional to work with the Gallery to develop knowledge of all aspects of the Gallery’s work.

The Internship is made possible with the generous support of Barbara Blake.

Learn more about the Adam Art Gallery Internship here.

Ronald Woolf Memorial Trust Endowment

Victoria University of Wellington’s Art History Programme and Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery jointly administer the Ronald Woolf Memorial Trust Endowment – a generous gift of the Woolf family, presented to Victoria University of Wellington in 2015 in recognition of the contribution to photography by the late Ronald Woolf.

This Endowment provides funds for projects that support young photographers, students studying the history and practice of photography, and emerging curators of photography.

Funds are allocated on an annual basis towards exhibitions, symposia and publications that further the Endowment’s educational and creative aims. The Endowment is managed by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation. Allocation of funds is decided by an advisory committee consisting of the Programme Director of Art History; Director of Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery; a member of the Woolf family, and an art professional with relevant expertise. The advisory is chaired by Rosalene Fogel, Senior Development Manager, Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.

In 2024, the committee is Dr. Raymond Spiteri, Senior Lecturer of Art History at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington; Sophie Thorn, Acting Director of Adam Art Gallery; Deborah Hart (on behalf of the Woolf family); and Shaun Waugh, Lecturer in Photography at Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington.

For further information about the aims and activities of the Endowment contact sophie.thorn@vuw.ac.nz.

To find out more about gifts and bequests to Victoria University of Wellington, contact rosalene.fogel@vuw.ac.nz.

Previously funded projects:

Contribution to Lachlan Taylor to support research towards a publication based on his Master’s research undertaken at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

Contribution towards Still looking: Peter McLeavey and the Last Photograph, edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Adam Art Gallery exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same title, curated by Professor Batchen and his 2018 Art History Honours class.

Contribution towards Apparitions: The Photograph and its Image, edited by Geoffrey Batchen, Adam Art Gallery exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same title, curated by Professor Batchen and his 2017 Art History Honours class.