Friday, December 18, 2009


reckless guesswork, insinuations and possible inventions that have turned up in otn's email: francis upritchard is to exhibit in vienna’s secession (gasp for air) • mark amery is to leave playmarket and freelance (cross fingers) • tara banks paid a special visit to michael parekowhai’s show at michael lett (squeal) • there is no father christmas (lip tremble) • sriwhana spong has been selected for the statements section of art basel (applause) • te papa has called it quits on its obscurely located sculpture court (sigh) • peter mcleavey is to show nick austin and andrew barber (omg) • chances of roundabout showing at the city gallery not good (raise eyebrow) • cnz to drop art-form categories for grants (say what?) • ivan anthony purchases karen walker’s house in west auckland (grudging respect) • rohan wealleans, jason greig, shane cotton, fiona pardington, reuben paterson and julia morrison are around half the artists selected for the sydney biennale (pause for reflection) and it’s not the welshman for te papa (groan) • any missed details, changes to outright lies, indignant denials or embellishments gratefully received and the best of them generously rewarded.