Just before Christmas Urban Dream Broker Tamsin Cooper brought into the world a new human light, Hafwen. Congratulations to Tamsin and her whanau.

While she is on maternity leave we welcome Katrina Thomson to the Broker chair in Dunedin. Katrina is a visual artist living and working in Dunedin with a long-standing involvement in the art community of Dunedin, including collaborative curatorial work with the Anteroom Charitable Arts Trust, work for the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival, and helping out or being helped out with a vast array of her own and her contemporaries’ art projects.

Her own interesting practice incorporates sculpture, objects, installation, sound, performance and uses unconventional spaces to create events or installations. She has been on international residencies in Japan, Iceland and Mexico.

Thomson utilises her sculpture skills for art commissions, and in the past worked at Otago Polytechnic’s workSpace where she sculpted the Dunedin City Council’s artisanal street furniture for the Dunedin Warehouse Precinct, helped build Rachel Rakena’s Haka Peep Show commissioned by the Dunedin City Council and Ngai Tahu, and worked on various interactive exhibits for the Otago Museum, Toitu, and museums in Christchurch and Malaysia.

She loves the process of brainstorming, collaborating with others, and supporting creative activity and is excited to have the opportunity to work with Urban Dream Brokerage and interesting new projects in Dunedin.

With her knowledge and skills we're very lucky to have her with Letting Space for a few months.