Friday, July 30, 2010

Outta space

The Dowse (it must be about time to drop the New Dowse thing) has had its ups and downs. It has certainly looked up more recently since the appointment of Cam McCracken as director and his reinvention of the art programme. Now we hear there is more good news for the Dowse as McCracken appoints his colleague from Te Tui days, Emma Bugden, as the Dowse’s new senior curator. Bugden, who is the current director of Artspace will leave to work at the Dowse around March next year. The great drift South has begun. You have been warned.
Image: Emma Bugden (foreground) lifting artist Alicia Frankovich during her Artspace performance