Carole Shepheard is a retired Professor of Fine Arts at Auckland University and holder of an ONZM for her contribution to the visual arts is an artist, educator and writer. A multi-media artist her work is held in national and international collections. She has exhibited widely, undertaken several public commissions and has work in significant public art collections.
Reuben is currently Director, Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua. He has a Masters in Māori Visual Arts from Massey University, worked as Curator of Māori and Pacific Arts at City Gallery Wellington, ran his own art curatorial consultancy company and worked as the Manager of Exhibitions at Logan City Gallery in Brisbane.