With 120 registrations, the recent St Paul St Curatorial Symposium was clearly a case of right issue, right timing. And with addresses from Documenta's Ute Meta Bauer, Sydney-based curator Wiebke Gronemeyer and representatives of several NZ public galleries, the event promised some robust discussion around issues in local and contemporary practice. But did it?
Before the energy in the hothouse dispersed to the regions, we asked a dozen local attendees to share their lasting impressions of the symposium; be it an observation, a highlight, a criticism. Below are 7 the responses that managed to meet the CIRCUIT deadline.