I am ... I am beyond delighted to be able to say that I will be the next Director of the Dowse and Petone Settlers Museums.
It was being in Michael Parekowhai's exhibition on Saturday that really brought home for me, once and for all, what a tremendous power art can be in our lives. What a joy it is that our society thinks art is important enough, meaningful enough, to make it available it all. What a privilege it is to be part of the constellation of artists and gallery professionals and dealers and historians and writers and critics and collectors and vast Milky Way of fans and visitors and visitors-to-be that art brings together.
I can't wait. I can't wait! There are still things to figure out, but one thing I know for sure: I'll still be writing here, still tweeting, still being me. The focus may change a little, but the heart stays the same.