[-empyre-] Nick Waterlow's death
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Wed Nov 11 09:31:37 EST 2009
I am very sorry to hear about this. It is shocking and awful. My
condolences to his family and friends.
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On 11/10/09 12:05 AM, "Gianni Wise" <gana at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> 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 212-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 NSW¹s College of Fine
>> Arts, said the college was shocked and devastated at the news of Mr
>> Waterlow¹s death.
>> It is beyond belief and beyond reason that such a person of high
>> standing, of such respect, could meet this tragic end.¹¹
>> Speaking outside the college¹s 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.¹¹
>> The Dougherty Gallery remained closed. A note placed on it¹s 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.¹¹
>> Melinda Rackham
>> melinda at subtle.net
>> empyre forum
>> empyre at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au
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