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Meet The Team


Meet The Team


Connect the Dots Charitable Trust was established in Auckland, New Zealand in 2014 by arts educators Andrea Gaskin & Selina Anderson. The purpose of the charity is to build individual and community capacity through creative arts projects.

The team


Andrea Gaskin

Andrea Gaskin is an artist and arts educator with a passion for strengthening communities through arts projects. She has a long history of working in communities, having worked for a homeless men's shelter, a women's refuge, trade unions, and with families of terminally ill children. Andrea worked as the Access Educator at the Auckland Art Gallery for five years. 

She currently works at the Manukau Beautification Trust, and as the Coordinator of the Families Art Programme at the Ronald McDonald House Auckland.

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Selina Anderson

Selina Anderson is an art historian and arts educator who is dedicated to project-based youth work.

She worked for six years as the Senior Gallery Educator at the Auckland Art Gallery.

Selina is currently combining her passion for art, and youth, in her role as Director of Creative Operations for Ngā Rangatahi Toa Creative Arts Initiative Trust. 


Jaap Rigtering
Website and IT Coordinator

Jaap is an Occupational Therapist, Feminist, and rabbit enthusiast.
He provides Connect the Dots with a 24 hour IT-hotline, website maintenance, and round the clock 'cheer leading.' 
He assists at fundraisers, programmes, bakes for us, and generally offers amazing support. Jaap is a kind, warm-hearted Dutch man, and without him our only method of communication would be pigeons (or owls). 


Lucie Blaze
Senior Graphic Designer

Lucie volunteers as the designer for Connect the Dots and has worked on Girls to the Front, getting them to design their own skateboard with a positive message, bringing her brand of creativity and pizazz. She is a graphic designer, who has worked both commercially and as a freelancer for over six years. She studied Art History and Graphic Design in The Czech Republic and Visual Communication in Paris.


Sherylene Chan
Graphic Designer

Shery is a a 24-year-old graphic design student at Media Design School, Auckland who credits sporadic bursts of inspiration for her artsy exploits. Hailing from Singapore, she is openly kiasu (Singlish for dedicatedly competitive). She has a voracious appetite for the current, adventures and stories of eccentric worlds. Shery's work is fuelled by her believe that genuine connections are the only way to truly understand the unknown and we couldn't agree more.


Paul Steven Chapman
Photo Editor and Archiver

Paul is an exhibiting print-maker, and photographer, with over ten years experience working in art galleries. Paul assists us with editing, correcting, and archiving our images. He is a kind, generous, wonderful human being who values creatvitiy and the arts as much as we do! 



Connect the Dots Board of Trustees: Priscilla Brown, Erin McVeigh, Sarah Ferens, Eimi Tamua, Julia Craig and Jaap Rigtering.

Their skills include law, older peoples health, the arts, volunteer management, and council. They are an amazing asset to Connect the Dots and guide our vision and mission into fruition. 


Our Partners

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with us


with us

Office Address


Nathan Homestead
70 Hill Road
Manurewa, Auckland, 2102
New Zealand

Office Hours Friday: 10AM – 2PM

Postal Address:
2/62 Galway Street
Onehunga, Auckland, 1061
New Zealand


General Inquiries

Andrea Gaskin
Make Moments inquiries

Selina Anderson
Girls to the Front inquiries

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