Daina Augaitis has been a curator of contemporary art for fifteen years in artist-run centres, alternative organizations and public galleries. In 1986, she began a nine-year period at The Banff Centre where she was curator and director of the Walter Phillips Gallery and led visual art residency programs. She is currently chief curator/associate director at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her exhibitions and publications have frequently addressed cultural and social issues.
Charlotte Townsend-Gault is an associate professor in the University of British Columbia's Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory. She has written extensively on First Nations art in books, catalogues and journals, and she was co-curator of Land, Spirit, Power: First Nations at the National Gallery of Canada in 1992.