Wednesday, April 03, 2013


unvarnished facts, reckless guesswork, insinuations and possible inventions that have come the way of otn via its readers: robert leonard has been secured as the city gallery’s senior curator and will start work in wellington at the beginning of next year • one prominent art dealer has taken up fencing (the touché kind) • jonathan mane-wheoki is back at te papa again this time bringing a marsden grant and a publication along with him • auckland art gallery is offering as little as $5,000 to nz artists making major installations for the 5th auckland triennial • the minister of the arts is off to join the fun at the venice biennale • john and jo gow's group has raised $80,000 so far for darryn george's participation in the palazzo bembo • in the last cnz funding round women artists got twice as much as men • waikato museum is advertising for a social media coordinator • maddie leach, local time, tahi moore, peter robinson, luke willis thompson and wayne youle  are included in the auckland triennial along with the 24 imports announced so far - five to go • the interview panel for te papa’s senior curator (a reader has suggested that this was in fact for the selection of a curator for NZ art up to 1970) included te papa’s acting senior curator sarah farrar and mary kisler from the aag. any missed details, indignant denials or additions gratefully received, and any that makes us laugh out loud will be suitably rewarded.