Monday, June 01, 2009

The arts Dame

"The New Gallery project was inspired by a conversation with a friend in the United States. I said to her, 'Auckland really needs a contemporary art space, I'd love to be able to help with that. I'll do something in my will.' She said, 'Darlin', don't wait till then - do it now, when you can see it and enjoy it.' "
Jenny Gibbs, who was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the arts today, describes how Auckland got its New Gallery in the NZ Herald