My name is Elizabeth (Libby) Brookbanks. I have been committed to both the practical and theoretical study of Fine Arts and have graduated with a BA (Art History) from Otago University and a BFA (hons), BA (hons) and MA from the University of Auckland. I love teaching, researching and making art. I was required to maintain administrative student records as well as deliver art and art history lessons. I have also tutored Art History papers at the University of Auckland where I was required to facilitate administrative demands relating to teaching and student records. I can tutor in call areas of art practice and have particular interest in nurturing drawing skills. I believe art can act as a healing agent that encourages meaningful discussion and creative expression. I am very familiar with both international and national arts practices and am connected to an extensive network of art practitioners, academics and arts facilitators throughout New Zealand. I have worked at both the Auckland and Dunedin Public Art Galleries in a range of diverse roles including education and tour guide. I have written extensively on artists, art practices and complexities within and around the Fine Arts sector. I have had experience curating and facilitating art exhibitions, and have written and presented talks on many artists.
I’m both fascinated and challenged by contemporary art. My PhD thesis considers some of the many conceptual complexities of contemporary art practices. Come and indulge your interests in some lively discussion and debate.
Relevant teaching experience: University of Auckland Graduate Teaching Assistant, Hungry Creek Art History HoD.
BA; BA(hons); BFA(hons); MA; DipTheo; PhD VC Scholarship Award; PhD Candidate AUT