Breaking news: Graham Sheffield quits Hong Kong

Breaking news: Graham Sheffield quits Hong Kong


norman lebrecht

January 07, 2011

Five months into the job, the former Barbican Centre artistic director has resigned as chief of the West Kowloong arts complex.
Here’s the press release:
And here’s Graham on the stomp:
And here’s his upbeat New Year’s message, posted only a fortnight ago:
As the year ends, I should like to take the opportunity to thank you all very warmly for your support of WKCDA throughout 2010. It has been an eventful and fruitful time for us as a new Executive Team, with many young professionals also joining our ranks. Since August the project has evolved from abstract ideas to concrete concept plans, on which the public and stakeholders have been enthusiastic in giving us their views during the consultation. We will take the project forward in the coming year and the objective, by this time next year, is to present a detailed Development Plan to the Town Planning Board and begin the process of construction after its endorsement.