Now in their seventh year, the Bald Archy Art Prize still itches to aggravate the art establishment with its shameless dig at the Archibald. Julia and Tony were among the winners, writes Lloyd Bradford Syke.
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.
Yet another Sid Nolan Retrospective opens tonight in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, before touring to Melbourne and Brisbane. The following four anecdotes give some flavour of the artist and the man, writes art historian Humphrey McQueen.