Jaeger and Ramsey sacked

Black Totem II

Newcastle media this morning reports the sacking of Future City director Judy Jaeger and Art Gallery Director Ron Ramsey.

Following a three month investigation the pair were terminated due to revelations about the acquisition of Brett Whitley Sculpture Black Totem II.

There are numerous versions of what has actually occurred with Newcastle Council General Manager Ken Gouldthorp  and Judy Jaeger both putting forward conflicting information.

We at Newcastle Live of course love art and think it’s great that this work is displayed so prominently in our city. What we don’t know is the truth behind what has actually happened here, and Mr Gouldthorp’s reluctance to release details only muddies the waters.

Make up your own mind and tell us what you think in the comments below.