Having become famous as a conceptual artist, Damien Hirst has just opened his first painting exhibition. And it's making his reputation look as pasty as one of his woefully executed skulls, writes Stephen Feneley.
There might be much to criticize about Backman’s column and its absurd misplacement in the finance section, the one thing it wasn’t was anti-Semitic, writes Stephen Feneley.
The Australia Council has become so hopelessly out of touch with the creative constituency it's supposed to serve that surely the time has come for the OzCo to be put out of its miserable existence.
Geoffrey Smith is ideally suited to take on a senior role in the highly competitive auctioneering trade because, according to his new boss, he has "tremendous commercial acumen".
The Melbourne International Arts Festival kicks off tonight amid concern that box-office takings could be down on previous years thanks to Kristy Edmunds' stridently non-mainstream programming, which her critics say is too far removed from "traditional mix".
This year's Sydney Biennale ended six weeks ago but there are mutterings in the art world about a glaring conflict of interest involving the biennale's director and one of the artists he chose for the event.
Former NGV curator Geoffrey Smith may be hot property but he's not going to join Australian Galleries or any other art institutions we've contacted.
What comes next for Geoffrey Smith is anybody's guess ... or is it? A generous story in the weekend paper hasn't done his immediate prospects of a new job any damage at all.
Geoffrey Smith and the National Gallery of Victoria, have reached a secret settlement, avoiding a trial that was certain to cause, at the very least, extreme embarrassment to both sides.