An Evening with the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Paul Goldsmith

Last month, we hosted around 100 leaders of the arts and culture community for an evening of conversation with the Honourable Paul Goldsmith, the newly appointed Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage.

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Hosted by New Zealand actor, director and playwright, Miriama McDowell, the goal of this event was to acquaint the Minister with the arts sector of Tāmaki Makaurau, and in turn for the sector to get to know him. 

Paul Goldsmith and Greg Innes Meet the Minister Evening

Image: Paul Goldsmith with Greg Innes (Q Theatre Chief Executive) and Ashley David (Q Theatre Development Manager) overlooking Rangatira. 

Paul Goldsmith is not only the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, but also the Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations. Before entering Parliament, Paul was a historian and biographer publishing numerous books. Throughout the hour-long conversation at Q,  guests at the event had the opportunity to learn more about Minister Goldsmith’s personal connections to Art, Culture and Creativity, and to share their hopes for how he can help build further success in our sector. 

Paul Goldsmith Meet the Minister Evening

We were honoured to host this important event at the Q whare, where so many Tāmaki Makaurau artists, creatives, and performers have shared their incredible works and will continue to do so for years to come.

Images: Jakob Andrew