Tuesday 4 September 2012

Some things change

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.


Mike Riversdale said...

Congratulations to you and to them, very cool news

Michael Peter Edson said...

Oh, Courtney, I am just unspeakably happy for you (!!!), and proud of your community and your country (!) for calling you in this direction. I shall become a Friend of the Dowse immediately. Please call on us, your international BFF's, to help at every opportunity. Global village.

Courtney Johnston said...

Thank you both!

Mr Edson - you bet your sweet ass I'll be calling on you all. It's going to be amazing!

Linda said...

Congratulations! You will be wonderful in the role.