Artspace in Auckland has been up and running for 21 years and in that time has had six directors with an even male /female split. The entries for the next Artspace director’s race are little more loaded. Word is that the applicants are Emma, Heather, Natasha (say what?), Laura, Sophie, and a couple of guys who were early scratchings (no one even seemed to know their names). For what it’s worth, we picked up a strong Artspace is a “local shop for local people” chill in the air, and that the odds-on favourite was Emma. The selection will be made by the neatly gender-balanced group of William, Murray, Greg, Jonathan, Finn, Lisa, Elizabeth, Judy, Sue and Melanie.
A note from Heather Galbraith today to say "my hat was never in this ring. I have more than enough to keep me occupied with Francis' project for Venice ..."