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James Paterson’s sledge of Pollock painting is jingoistic dog-whistling — and it’s wrong

James Paterson’s sledge of Pollock painting is jingoistic dog-whistling — and it’s wrong

Senator James Paterson says the Australian government should sell Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles. But it would mean selling more than a canvas.

How smart <em>is</em> the National Gallery of Australia?

How smart is the National Gallery of Australia?

James Rose examines the NGA in the latest installment of his series on national identity and story telling.

Fake or remake: National Gallery in contemporary art tiff

Fake or remake: National Gallery in contemporary art tiff

A contemporary Australian artist is accusing the National Gallery of Australia of purchasing a "fake" painting of his, a claim the gallery vehemently challenges. You spot the fraud.

Efficiency divided cuts deep into national gallery, library

Efficiency divided cuts deep into national gallery, library

The federal government's efficiency dividend is causing real pain for cultural bodies, with key museums and institutions forced to delay exhibitions and lay off dozens of staff.

Take a colourful dance through Russia

Take a colourful dance through Russia

Ballet Russes, a new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, is packed with modern and folk art costumes, from medieval ball gowns and carnivalesque clowns. It's a surreal and fascinating experience.

Director of National Gallery of Australia surrenders his job — sort of

Director of National Gallery of Australia surrenders his job — sort of

Ron Radford, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, made a bold announcement -- if any of the graduates of the new Indigenous Arts Fellowship at the NGA wanted his job, they could have it.

A gift shop that makes an impression

A gift shop that makes an impression

Looking for a lovely way to pass an afternoon in our nation's capital? May I suggest a sojourn to the "Masterpieces from Paris" exhibition. And if the queues are too long, there's always the gift shop.

Political bite-sized meaty chunks

Political bite-sized meaty chunks

What do we read into this? ... You don’t become a senior judge this way ... Independent inquiry compromised?

Arts minister clears the decks: what does he know?

Arts minister clears the decks: what does he know?

Ten emails in one day from the arts minister? Surely no coincidence, writes Nicholas Pickard.

Finally, Hank Ebes stops playing possum

Finally, Hank Ebes stops playing possum

For the past decade, Hank Ebes, the Melbourne Aboriginal art dealer who put Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri’s Warlugulong up for auction, has been deploring the fact that many of Australia’s most important indigenous art works have been going into private collections or sold to overseas buyers, writes Geoff Maslen.