|Rob Garrett is a senior manager with Creative New Zealand, and heads a team which administers project funding, provides art form advice and works with the arts sector to identify development needs, opportunities and strategies. During 2004-05 he is Sponsoring Manager for New Zealand’s participation in the Venice Biennale 2005 working alongside Commissioner Greg Burke in leading the Biennale project, the fundamental practice. He was formerly a Government-appointed member of the Arts Council’s governing body; Head of the Dunedin School of Art; and founder of the School’s contemporary art theory programme. Garrett was foundation Chairman of the Otago Festival of the Arts Trust; and foundation trustee on the Higher Trust in Dunedin. He is an artist and art writer and has degrees in Fine Arts (Auckland) and Art History (Otago) and a background in education, arts advocacy and arts management.