Hannah Moselen

Retail and Customer Services Coordinator
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre

Hannah Moselen is a breath of fresh air. Often on front desk at the Govett Brewster Art gallery she is responsible for a number of activities including the general running of the day-to-day at the gallery. With an eye for fashion Hannah is normally dressed in something bright to match her personality.


Where were you born?

Born in New Plymouth. Taranaki is the mountain that speaks to my heart.


What is your role? Explain your day-to-day.

I lead the customer services team here at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery delivering exceptional customer service and amazing experiences to our visitors.

A large part of my role involves research, development and the selection of merchandise for our retail shop that welcomes visitors to the Gallery.


How long have you worked here?

I have been part of the Gallery family since returning home from Sydney after working in the fashion industry- starting at the Govett-Brewster as a Customer Services Officer. I love my job and the team I work with, I feel very blessed.


What do you love about working in the West End Precinct?

Someone’s managed to bundle up some of New Zealand’s finest Art cultural creative experience dining socialising in one place, it’s welcoming its accessible you just have to show up. Some visitor’s say we are ‘punching above our weight’ and I say thank-you to those with the foresight and vision to imagine this all working together.


Are you a dog or cat person?

Dog person. I love our dog Russell, he is super-needy and has a tail that can clear a coffee table.


Best spot you have lived?

Honestly, right here, right now…


Best travel spot?

Travel is linked to age- for me its unforgettable memories of New York City and Paris in my twenties; at present it is exploring our beautiful country with Wade and the kids. My son Flynn is desperate to see the blossom festival in Japan so I see our next adventure being in that direction when the world opens up again.


Best achievement?

Being a Mother – balancing being a parent with Wade whilst building a career alongside; maturing, setting a direction to continually iron out the creases, to remain curious and keep growing. Also, to remain fashionable and age amazingly!


How do you find the juggling of mother-hood and work?

It’s good; different stages present different challenges- lockdown was a real test! I like the separation of my two worlds so I can focus on what’s in front of me. I have set myself the goal to be that cool fun mum who sings Disney hits and always rides the hydro-slide.


If you were stranded on a deserted island what are three things you would take?

A machete, matches and a great pair of sunglasses.


Favourite film?

Mad Max


Favourite book?

Just finished Untamed by Glennon Doyle – a great read.