Ms Deborah White, of Auckland, ONZM for services to art
Ms White established the Kitchener Gallery and has been involved in arts consultancy for many years. She was the founding Trustee and Secretary of Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust. She developed relationships internationally for Pacific artists and personally toured exhibitions to New York, London, Sydney and Melbourne. She established Pacific Artspace in Melbourne and was responsible for the acclaimed “Pacific Notion” exhibit. She established Whitespace Gallery in Ponsonby, through which she has encouraged and supported young emerging artists as its founding Director. She was the founding Trustee and Chair of the New Zealand Contemporary Art Trust. For many years, she presented a public programme for the Auckland Art Fair. She developed Artweek Auckland, an annual art festival, and she was a founding Trustee of the Newmarket Arts Trust.