Each month a member of the community is invited to browse our online collection portal Explore the Collection and select six of their favourite artworks for display. Each ‘My Choice’ selection will be available to view on the Sarjeant Gallery website for a month and includes the personal repsonses of each selector.
The December 2019 My Choice has been selected by Donald Trott, the Executive Chairman of the New Zealand Opera School, and is available to view until 6th January 2020. Whanganui-born Donald Trott ONZM JP has had a lifelong devotion to singing and the art of opera. In 1994 he established the NZ Opera School and acts as leader and mentor to the annual January student intake. In the late 1980’s, he spearheaded the establishment of a new trust to produce professional opera in the newly opened Aotea Centre, and remained its chairman until 1994. He is a trustee of the New Zealand Opera Foundation and until recently he remained a board director and the benefaction fundraiser for the now national company New Zealand Opera.