Mr Nigel Borell, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to Māori art
Mr Nigel Borell, of Auckland, MNZM, for services to Māori art.
Nigel Borell worked on three meetinghouse projects under tohunga whakairo Pakariki Harrison. He was Curator Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery, where he curated ‘Toi Tū Toi Ora’, the gallery’s largest Māori art exhibition. He curated ‘The Māori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand’, which toured to deYoung Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, and contributed to the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane. He was involved with the First Nations Indigenous Curators Exchange Programme between New Zealand, Canada and Australia. He contributed to ‘Becoming Our Future’, a publication engaging in the discourse of indigenous curatorial practice. Mr Borell is currently Curator Taonga Māori with the Auckland War Memorial Museum.