"Priscilla Pitts has had a long career writing about the visual arts, with a particular focus on contemporary New Zealand art. She is the author of Contemporary New Zealand Sculpture: themes and issues and a founding editor of Antic, a journal of arts, literature, theory and criticism. She was formerly director of Artspace (Auckland), the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth) and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. More recently she was General Manager Heritage Destinations at the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand), and these days freelances as a writer, exhibition curator and museum consultant. Andrea Hotere is a writer with a background in historical research and investigative journalism. She began her career at the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, before working at the BBC in London, and in New Zealand on various publications including the Sunday Star-Times and New Zealand Education Review. She has also written for magazines, researched and produced award- winning television documentaries and edited a book on architecture. She has a life-long interest in art, and lives in Auckland with her family."