Tuesday, March 01, 2011


One thing that's incredibly irritating is art curators and museum directors being photographed in front of art works or standing right in front of them when they give floor talks. Why don't they get the hell out of the way so we can see the work?

To make this point OTN started collecting photographs of art people standing in front of art works for a new series. The thought was to have a typically droll OTN post with lots of images and suitably dry understated commentary. For various reasons we have now decided the idea is a bit of a cheap shot and we've canned it. 

However, we want to make it clear that this editorial decision has nothing whatsoever to do with this image sent in to us last week. It features one of our editorial staff back in the day as director of the Dowse Art Gallery. The painting in the background is Waiata 1977 by Gordon Walters.