Bio: Di Halstead is an artist and an educator and works at Auckland Art Gallery. She has a MFA from RMIT University, Melbourne and worked at Dunedin School of Art as a Senior Lecturer for 14 years. She coordinated Zero a touring exhibition including trans Tasman photographic artists from Australia and New Zealand, featuring artists like Anne Noble, Anne Ferran and Margaret Dawson. She has exhibited regularly in the Auckland Festival of Photography since 2011. She has exhibited and sometimes co-ordinated, or curated the Auckland Festival Photography Matakana Images signature shows. She has an art award from Sweden and has articles published in Junctures an academic journal.