[-empyre-] Nick Waterlow's death
gana at iinet.net.au
Tue Nov 10 17:05:38 EST 2009
yes I am totally stunned. He was very much part of so many lives. And
to have lost such a young life in a grand daughter. I personally find
all of this hard to comprehend. And so i am sure would so many others.
On 10/11/2009, at 4:54 PM, Timothy Conway Murray wrote:
> Dear Members of the -empyre- community,
> I am forwarding this fibreculture announcement from Melinda Rackham
> the shocking death of Nick Waterlow, Curator of the Ivan Dougherty
> at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts, which
> hosts our
> server. I'm sure you all join me in wishing Melinda and her
> colleagues our very best.
> We were shocked this morning to here of the tragic death of Nick
> Nick Waterlow director of Sydney's third Biennale and curator of the
> Ivan Dougherty Gallery was murdered last night. Nick and his daughter
> were found dead of multiple stab wounds, and his 2½-year-old grand
> daughter remains in a serious condition at Sydney Children's Hospital.
> Nick was an inspiration to many and mentored at least two generations
> of Australian artists and art administrators.
> Professor Ian Howard, Dean of the University of NSW’s College of Fine
> Arts, said the college was shocked and devastated at the news of Mr
> Waterlow’s death.
> ‘‘It is beyond belief and beyond reason that such a person of high
> standing, of such respect, could meet this tragic end.’’
> Speaking outside the college’s Ivan Dougherty Gallery in Darlinghurst,
> Professor Howard said Mr Waterlow was great mentor to students and had
> played a major role in three Sydney Biennales.
> ‘‘So this has international ramifications in terms of the loss of this
> great mind, this great curator.’’
> The Dougherty Gallery remained closed. A note placed on it’s entrance
> said it would remain closed until further notice.
> Professor Howard, who had known Mr Waterlow for about 30 years, said
> the curator was a great friend.
> His voice faltering, he described how only a couple of nights ago at a
> Bacchus ball ‘‘Nick was there in full swing as a 68-year-old acting
> like an 18-year-old back in the ‘60s. He was a great personality, a
> great friend, and a great family person.’’
> Melinda Rackham
> melinda at subtle.net
> empyre forum
> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
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