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Such is life: Ned Kelly and Sidney Nolan in Dublin

The man who sentenced Ned Kelly to death would be instrumental in creating the institution that educated Sidney Nolan in famously capturing the outlaw. John Kelly looks at the legacy from Ireland.

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An artistic map with routes to another country

Fremantle Arts Centre’s current exhibition We Don’t Need A Map is an artistic journey into a unique part of Australia, giving local desert people the chance to tell their stories.

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Power and privilege: the 25 ‘trophy’ boards high-flyers covet

What are the boardrooms Australia’s corporate high-flyers most want to be in? The ones with perks where no experience is necessary — but it’s still hard work. Crikey names the most coveted.

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If MONA is our Guggenheim, does Walsh deserve a free pass?

Philanthropic punter David Walsh is battling to keep his millions. So what happens to his celebrated Museum of Old and New Art if he goes down? Ben Eltham examines a unique and precarious gallery model.

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In a world of art, advancing Australia’s fairs

As Australia’s largest art fair opens next week in Melbourne, Crikey examines the growing importance of art fairs in an increasingly global art market. Australia is emerging as a player.

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Who’s making money in art? Everyone but the artists

The National Association for the Visual Arts is running a campaign on artists fees at the moment. It tells us a lot about the risks of being an artist.

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Greek brinkmanship is the word

Crikey readers have their say.

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The superstar economics of gallery directors

The appointment of Michael Brand as the new director for the Art Gallery of NSW demonstrates that gallery directors have become international art stars in their own right.

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Putting bums on seats: new ways to sell old arts

The ultimate aim of arts companies is to put bums on seats. But the multi-media, multi-faceted strategy is an inexact science. Crikey speaks to arts marketers about the challenges of their jobs.

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The legacy of our departing gallery gurus

With the retirement of Edmund Capon from the Art Gallery of NSW and Gerard Vaughan from the National Gallery of Victoria within weeks of each other, two of the biggest jobs in the Australian art world are open.

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Art galleries are still in the business of public service

The 150th anniversary of the founding of the National Gallery of Victoria is a good time to take stock of our cultural institutions. Galleries and libraries are in many ways models of what “public service” can be in the year 2011.

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Hatched in Perth, visual artists make it big

One of the best-known graduate art shows iopens tonight at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art. Hatched is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has again attracted a vibrant field of 35 of the country’s most promising talents.

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In the world of art, everything new is popular again

New art is not just challenging — it’s also very popular. Crikey arts correspondent Ben Eltham fought through the crowds at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art to find a vibrant and pleasing exhibition demonstrating what contemporary art should be.

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Arty farts in uproar: culture isn’t just in the eye of the benefactor

Art gallery directors are begging, pleading and quitting over the lack of funding being made by state governments to their state cultural institutions. With funds drying up and art seen as charity, we’re becoming a second-rate culture, writes John McDonald.

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