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Cablegate: Amended Nomination Request for Voluntary Visitor

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 07 WELLINGTON 000671

SIPDIS

FOR ECA/PE/VFE-MCAIN, CMROZOWSKI,
RMARTIN INFO EAP/PD-LHIGH, EAP/ANP-TRAMSEY, ECA/PE/VRF-
TBLATT,JHATHAWAY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO NZ
SUBJECT: AMENDED NOMINATION REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY VISITOR
PROGRAM FOR DEBORAH MCCORMICK AND ADRIENNE STEWART

1. POST AMENDS ORIGINAL CABLE AND NOW REQUESTS AN EIGHT-DAY
VOLUNTARY VISITOR PROGRAM FOR DEBORAH MCCORMICK (DIRECTOR)
AND A SIX-DAY PROGRAM FOR ADRIENNE STEWART (TRUSTEE) OF THE
ART AND INDUSTRY BIENNIAL TRUST.

2. POST REQUESTS FUNDING FOR ACCOMMODATIONS AND DAILY PER
DIEM AND DOMESTIC TRAVEL FOR DEBORAH MCCORMICK ONLY.

3. DEBORAH MCCORMICK AND ADRIENNE STEWART ARE IMPORTANT
EMBASSY CONTACTS WHO ARE LEADING THE "SCAPE" ART AND
INDUSTRY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND,
IN 2006. THIS IS NEW ZEALAND'S LEADING URBAN ART EXHIBITION
FOR PUBLIC SPACES, PRIMARILY IN OUTDOOR SETTINGS.

4. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION.
FOR DEBORAH MCCORMICK: AN OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN
THE UNITED STATES WITH A FOCUS ON URBAN ART FOR PUBLIC
(INDOOR AND OUTDOOR) SPACES. INTRODUCTION TO ARTISTS FOR THE
PURPOSE OF EXCHANGE PROGRAMS AND THE PURCHASE AND/OR
PRESENTATION OF AMERICAN ART IN NEW ZEALAND.

FOR ADRIENNE STEWART: OVERVIEW OF THE GOVERNANCE OF
SUCCESSFUL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH
INTRODUCTIONS TO COUNTERPARTS.

5. THE PROGRAM DATES REQUEST IS FOR EIGHT DAYS FOR DEBORAH
MCCORMICK: OCTOBER 11-14 AND 17-20, AND SIX DAYS FOR
ADRIENNE STEWART OCTOBER 11-14 AND 17-18.

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POST-EMAIL: benger@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Wellington
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4005
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START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VRF
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 126
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Art and Industry Stewart and McCormick
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
A project for two visitors: to gain an understanding of
American contemporary art in public spaces: to meet with
contemporary public space artists and study the governance
and management of arts institutions and organizations.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Individuals Traveling Together
PROG-TYPE: Voluntary Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 10/09/2005
SESSION-DATE: 10/11/2005
RETURN-POST: 10/21/2005
NO-OF-PART: 2
RANK-ORDER: 1
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
For Deborah McCormick:
Overview of contemporary art in the United States with a
focus on urban art for public ( indoor and outdoor) spaces.
Introduction to artists for the purpose of exchange programs
and the presentation of American art in New Zealand.
For Adrienne Stewart:
Overview of the governance of successful arts organizations
in the United States with introductions to counterparts.

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:
For Deborah McCormick:
Meetings with contemporary art specialists and institutions.
Meetings with counterpart exhibition directors who manage
public / urban art exhibits and installations.
For Adrienne Stewart:
Meetings and experiences with counterparts who are trustees
and governors of successful arts organizations: for example,
symphony orchestras, art galleries or other philanthropic
organizations such as welfare or education agencies.
Secondary requirement - to meet dance festival producers.
END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1041
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: ITT
PROG-TYPE-ID: 30
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4005
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Arts & Culture
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Deborah
M-NAME: Jean
L-NAME: McCormick
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 09/13/1974
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Darfield
BIRTH-CNTRY: New Zealand
CITIZ-CNTRY: New Zealand
RES-CNTRY: New Zealand
START MEMO POSITION:
Director, Art and Industry Biennial Trust
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Director , Art and Industry Consultants Ltd 1998
Art Consultant to Christchurch City Council
Trustee of the Arts Centre in Christchurch and John Britten
Reserve
Member of Christchurch - Adelaide Sister City Committee
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Art Consultant to Orion New Zealand Ltd 2001
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2001 Singapore, Kuching Malaysia
2003 Hong Kong
2004 Adelaide Australia
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Batchelor of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, School of
Fine Arts, Majors Photography and Art History.
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Introductions/Forewords for the 3 SCAPE Art and Industry
Urban Arts Biennial Catalogues 2000,2002, 2004; Operational
Procedures for Artworks in Public Places, Christchurch City
Council. 3 Policy Volumes 2003/2004
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Non Smoker.
Twin Share Accommodation requested
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 5
ENGL-SPEAK: 5
ENGL-COMP: 5
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
A Voluntary Visitor Program that introduces Deborah
McCormick to Public Art / Outdoor Art Exhibition specialists
from organizations and institutions that present art in
public places ( indoor and out door). Post considers that
through introductions to American artists who specialize in
public/urban art installations, that exchange programs for
American artists to Christchurch New Zealand will result.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
Post suggests the program includes visits in the West Coast
and East Coast and the visitors want to visit in New York
and fly home from there.
Where possible the program should include a city the size
and style of Christchurch by way of comparison would be good
( see Justification and Requirements).
Post is happy to receive ideas from the programmers but the
visitors suggest the following broad itinerary:
For Deborah McCormick:
Overview of contemporary art in the United States with a
focus on urban art for public ( indoor and outdoor) spaces.
Introduction to artists for the purpose of exchange programs
and the presentation of American art in New Zealand.
For Adrienne Stewart:
Overview of the governance of successful arts organizations
in the United States with introductions to counterparts.
Also wants to meet dance festival producers to introduce a
New Zealand Dance protege.
PROGRAM DATES REQUESTED ARE:
Sun 9 October Arrive Los Angeles. Travel to a West Coast
City. Suggest San Francisco.
Mon 10 Oct Public Holiday. Own Time
Tue 11 October begin VolVis Program 'Day 1' in San Francisco
Wed 12 October VolVis Program 'Day 2' San Francisco. Travel
to 2nd West Coast City, to be advised by programmer.
Thurs 13 October VolVis Program 'Day 3'. West Coast City.
Fri 14 October VolVis Program 'Day 4'. West Coast City 2.
Travel to New York end of day or on Saturday 15.
Sat 15 Travel to New York City and own time.
Sun 16 Own time New York City.
Mon 17 October VolVis Program 'Day 5' New York City
Tues 18 October Volvis Program 'Day 6' New York City.
Adrienne Stewart ends Vol Vis Program , International
departure from New York City.
Wed 19 October VolVis program 'Day 7' continues for Deborah
McCormick at 2nd East Coast city
Thursday 20 October Volvis Program 'Day 8' final program
day. 2nd East Coast city. International departure that
evening or on 21 October.


END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
To foster opportunities for American artists and curators to
become part of SCAPE Art and Industry Urban Arts Biennials
in Christchurch New Zealand through residencies,
exhibitions, exchanges, speaking and professional
development opportunities.
To gain an understanding and insight into the American
contemporary arts world and its operations including
organizations working on arts/industry/business initiatives,
modern visual arts galleries and art works-in-public places
departments and municipal authorities.
To enable Deborah McCormick to expand her skill base and
knowledge in the areas of visual and public art / urban
installation works management.
Interested in learning about Visual Artists Awards i.e. Hugo
Boss; Outdoor Civic Light Installations and Presentations.

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
To gain an understanding and insight into the American
contemporary arts world and its operations including
organizations working on arts/industry/business initiatives,
modern visual arts galleries and art works-in-public places
departments and municipal authorities.
Wants to meet counterpart art exhibition/event/festival
specialists who specialize in exhibition curation,
sponsorship and stakeholder management relating to permanent
and temporary installation art in public spaces.
Wants to meet urban art artists who do installations in
public places ( indoor and outdoor spaces).
Wishes to have introductions and meetings with contemporary
arts institutions generally as time allows to meet with
American artists and arts professionals in contemporary
arts.
Interested in learning about Visual Artists Awards i.e. Hugo
Boss; Outdoor Civic Light Installations and Presentations.
Accommodation note: please book twin share room. They are
happy to share a room.
Advice about tickets for both to Metropolitian Opera and New
York Philharmonic Orchestra or other ideas for their own
time on weekend of 15 16 October.
Meet with Renny Pritkin Chief Curator at Yerba Buena Center
of the Arts, San Francisco

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Roy Glover
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Deborah McCormick is the Director of Art and Industry
Biennial Trust which presents a Bi Annual exhibition of Art
in public spaces. She has successfully lead three biennial
exhibitions, raised approximately $3.1 million dollars in
sponsorship and managed many stake holder relationships as
well as maintaining a high curatorial standard. In 2000 she
received an award from the Christchurch City Council
recognizing her achievements in managing this event for the
city. Post has worked with Deborah on the 2002 Biennial
which featured a work by American artist Ed Osborn. Deborah
is in a position to grow the capability of the SCAPE Art and
Industry program in Christchurch. By funding this visit to
the United States her board of directors is expressing their
confidence that she will learn valuable information about
public art and out door art installations in America and
extend her knowledge and networks of counterpart arts
managers and artists in this area. It is intended that
through contacts she develops on this visit that invitations
to American artists to exhibit their work in Christchurch
New Zealand ( and other cities where she has influence) will
be extended as a result.
The SCAPE Art and Industry exhibition is presented in
Christchurch
(Pop 318,000) which is the largest city in the South Island
of New Zealand. It is a sophisticated regional business
center that has two universities, a thriving arts community,
attractive 19th century architecture and beautiful English
style parks and gardens. It is also the tourist gateway into
the southern alpine region. The city hosts the supply
airport base for the United States Antarctic Program
administered by the National Science Foundation. All
supplies for the American Base at McMurdo in Antarctica fly
out of Christchurch. The city is very proud of this
connection with the United States. Interestingly, in 2003,
American artist Ed Osborn presented an art work that
included archive footage of the Antarctic continent.
It would be good if somewhere in the program the visitors
could compare and contrast public art programs in an
American city of similar size and type such as Christchurch.
They want to visit New York as part of this program and
international fares will be arranged to return from there.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Mutual Understanding
SPEAKER?: Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE: NONE
NOMINEE-ID: 178
PERSON-ID: 165
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: NZ
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: NZ
RES-CNTRY-ID: NZ
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID: N
NOM-POST-ID: 4005
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX: Lady
F-NAME: Ellen
M-NAME: Adrienne
L-NAME: Stewart
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: 127 Scarborogh Road
M-ADDR2: Sumner
M-ADDR3:
M-CITY: Christchurch
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: New Zealand
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 64 3 326 5213
M-FAX: 64 3 326 7063
M-EMAIL: adrienne.stewart@masthead.co.nz
M-CNTRY-ID: NZ
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 06/02/1936
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Melbourne
BIRTH-CNTRY: Australia
CITIZ-CNTRY: Australia
RES-CNTRY: New Zealand
START MEMO POSITION:
Chair of Art and Industry Biennial Trust
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Trustee of Canterbury University Foundation, The
Christchurch Cathedral Foundation, Salvation Army Advisory
Board Member, Chair of the Christchurch Symphony Foundation
Trust, Patron of the Court Theatre Supporters, Judge of the
National Business Review Art Awards.
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Major Shareholder Public Company / Director- P.D. L.
Holdings Limited. 1958 - 2001.
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Various visits 1970 - present: for business, holidays or
attending service club Zonta International Conventions.
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Various visits 1962 - present: Europe, South East Asia,
Australia, Pacific Islands.
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:

END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of the Zonta Club of Christchurch, Canterbury New
Zealand.
Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of
Directors
Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
This visitor is called by her middle name - Adrienne. She is
the wife of an industry leader Sir Robert Stewart and as a
custom in New Zealand carries the title of 'Lady' (rather
than Mrs.) Stewart.
It would be appropriate and correct wherever possible to
write her name as 'Adrienne, Lady Stewart' and in formal
situations to introduce her this way.
She is a gregarious and charming person who works tirelessly
in support of the arts (and welfare) organizations in New
Zealand and is not the sort of person to require special
treatment because of her title.
She generally introduces herself by her first name in
informal situations and she is a very easy and grateful
person to work with. She is very energetic and manages the
workload of a much younger person.
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 5
ENGL-SPEAK: 5
ENGL-COMP: 5
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
Post suggests the program includes visits in the West Coast
and East Coast and the visitors want to visit in New York
and fly home from there.
Where possible the program to include a city the size and
style of Christchurch by way of comparison would be good (
see Justification and Requirements).
Post is happy to receive ideas from the programmers but the
visitors suggest the following broad itinerary:
For Deborah McCormick: ( 8 Day program)
Overview of contemporary art in the United States, with a
focus on urban art for public (indoor and outdoor) spaces.
Introduction to artists for the purpose of exchange programs
and the presentation of American art in New Zealand.
For Adrienne Stewart: (6 day program)
Overview of the governance of successful arts organizations
in the United States with introductions to counterparts.
Also wants to meet with dance festival producers to
introduce her protege, NZ Dancer Raewyn Hill.
PROGRAM DATES REQUESTED ARE:
Sun 9 October Arrive Los Angeles. Travel to a West Coast
City. Suggest San Francisco.
Mon 10 Oct Public Holiday. Own Time
Tue 11 October begin VolVis Program 'Day 1' in San Francisco
Wed 12 October VolVis Program 'Day 2' San Francisco. Travel
to 2nd West Coast City, to be advised by programmer.
Thurs 13 October VolVis Program 'Day 3'. West Coast City.
Fri 14 October VolVis Program 'Day 4'. West Coast City 2.
Travel to New York end of day or on Saturday 15.
Sat 15 Travel to New York City and own time.
Sun 16 Own time New York City.
Mon 17 October VolVis Program 'Day 5' New York City
Tues 18 October Volvis Program 'Day 6' New York City.
Adrienne Stewart ends Vol Vis Program , International
departure from New York City.
Wed 19 October VolVis program 'Day 7' continues for Deborah
McCormick at 2nd East Coast city
Thursday 20 October Volvis Program 'Day 8' final program
day. 2nd East Coast city. International departure that
evening or on 21 October.

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
As part of this visit she would like to accompany the
Director of SCAPE Art and Industry Biennial Trust, Deborah
McCormick on her professional development and introductions
to urban art specialists at certain stages. She would like
to attend some of Deborah's meetings and visits but as an
aside to this she would like to have her own meetings with
her counterparts who are trustees of arts organizations or
philanthropic trusts in order for her to develop, compare
and contrast her own skills and competencies and develop
relationships with American institutions and organizations
in support of artists exchanges between New Zealand and the
United States.
She would also like to meet with some dance festival
producers to introduce her protege Raewyn Hill. (See
Visitor's objectives).
Post recommends:
- Meetings with counterparts in Arts organizations ,
particularly chairperson or president level trustees.
- Hospitality by trustees, meeting counterparts and others
involved with arts organization philanthropy.
- Attend a trustee meeting of an arts organization as a
guest of the Chairperson.
- Meet with counterpart specialists regarding donations and
gifting.
- Visits and or tickets to arts organizations activities (
such as Symphony Orchestras ) as guest of trustees.
- Meeting with Dance Festival producers (if time permits).

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
- Meetings with counterparts in Arts organizations ,
particularly chairperson or president level trustees to
compare and contrast management/governance issues.
- Meet with counterpart specialists regarding donations and
gifting to arts organizations and institutions
- Hospitality by trustees, meeting counterparts and others
involved with arts organization philanthropy
- Attend a trustee meeting of an arts organization as a
guest of the Chairperson.
- Visits and or tickets to arts organizations activities (
such as Symphony Orchestras ) as guest of trustees.
Adrienne Stewart wants to meet some contemporary dance
theater producers and festival directors as she is patron to
Raewyn Hill a NZ contemporary dancer who has Soapbox Dance
Company www.soapboxproductions.co.nz ( recently performed at
Sydney Opera House). Wants to meet potential dance festival
directors to discuss opportunities for Raewyn Hill.

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
Some specific contacts are requested and further information
will be supplied by email.
Accommodation note: please book twin share room. They are
happy to share a room. In New York please book accommodation
within range of NY Metropolitan Opera and wherever the show
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' is playing. (Their travel agent
will make booking for this show).
Advice about tickets for both to Metropolitan Opera and New
York Philharmonic Orchestra or other ideas for their own
time on weekend of 15 16 October.
Adrienne Stewart wants to meet some contemporary dance
theater producers and festival directors as she is patron to
Raewyn Hill a NZ contemporary dancer who has Soapbox Dance
Company www.soapboxproductions.co.nz ( recently performed at
Sydney Opera House). Wants to meet potential dance festival
directors to discuss opportunities for Raewyn Hill.

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Roy Glover
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Adrienne, Lady Stewart is one of New Zealand's senior,
leading and most respected philanthropic trustees. She has
close links with members of the New Zealand government and
arts organizations nationally. She is the Chair of the Art
and Industry Biennial Trust in Christchurch and has a close
interest the development of SCAPE Art and Industry ( Urban
Art in Public Spaces) 2006 exhibition in Christchurch. As
part of this visit Post has recommended she accompany the
Director of SCAPE Art and Industry Biennial Trust, Deborah
McCormick on her professional development and introductions
to urban art specialists at certain stages. She would like
to attend some of Deborah's meetings and visits but as an
aside to this she would like to have her own meetings with
her counterparts who are trustees of arts organizations or
philanthropic trusts in order for her to develop, compare
and contrast her own skills and competencies and develop
relationships with American institutions and organizations
in support of artists exchanges between New Zealand and the
United States.

END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: Mutual Understanding
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE: NONE
NOMINEE-ID: 179
PERSON-ID: 166
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: AS
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: AS
RES-CNTRY-ID: NZ
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID: N
NOM-POST-ID: 4005
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

7. POST APRECIATES CONSIDERATION OF A PROGRAM FOR DEBORAH
MCCORMICK AND ADRIENNE STEWART. THANK YOU AND REGARDS,
BURNETT, acting

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