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To paint is human: why painting will never die

To paint is human: why painting will never die

W H ChongSep 23, 20161 Comment

Critic and painters stoush. People will paint on regardless.

Sentencing delayed over Whiteley forgeries

Sentencing delayed over Whiteley forgeries

Angus SmithSep 13, 20161 Comment

Two men have been found guilty of selling fake Brett Whiteley paintings, but their sentencing has been thrown into upheaval by an 11th-hour compensation bid. Freelance journalist Angus Smith reports.

To catch a thief: who stole Picasso's Weeping Woman (part 2)?

To catch a thief: who stole Picasso's Weeping Woman (part 2)?

Angus SmithSep 1, 20161 Comment

The theft of Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) remains one of their most mysterious in Australia's art history. In the second part of this series, freelance journalist Angus Smith enters the refined world of high art to try to solve the crime.

To catch a thief: who stole Picasso's Weeping Woman?

To catch a thief: who stole Picasso's Weeping Woman?

Angus SmithAug 31, 20167 Comments

For the police who investigated the crime, the theft of Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) remains one of their most mysterious and baffling unsolved cases. Freelance journalist Angus Smith enters the refined world of high art to try to solve the crime.

Champing at the Brit: arts leaders feel snubbed by new appointment

Champing at the Brit: arts leaders feel snubbed by new appointment

Ben NeutzeAug 26, 2015

Not everyone is pleased with the appointment of veteran theatre director Jonathan Church to the role of artistic director for Sydney Theatre Company.

One gallery's stranglehold on the Venice Biennale

John KellyMay 7, 2015

Australian-born and Ireland-based artist John Kelly says our Venice Biennale art is all starting to look a bit familiar ...

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Guy RundleMar 13, 2015

IS' barbarism has shocked the world. But its most horrific crime has been the destruction of our common heritage. And the almighty dollar has done that even more effectively.

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Stephen MayneMar 9, 2015

New ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr accidentally killed off Canberra's famous Skywhale last week, but the artist behind the creation explains she's not going anywhere.

Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Guy RundleJan 28, 2015

Allen Jones has gone from enfant terrible of the avant-garde to a bit of a historical footnote.

Sheikh-ing it at Hobart’s MOFO

Cathy AlexanderJan 20, 2015

Syrian electro-pop star Omar Souleyman was just one of the highlights at this year's MONA FOMA.

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