We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Senator James Paterson says the Australian government should sell Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles. But it would mean selling more than a canvas.
James Rose examines the NGA in the latest installment of his series on national identity and story telling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do we read into this? ... You don’t become a senior judge this way ... Independent inquiry compromised?
Ten emails in one day from the arts minister? Surely no coincidence, writes Nicholas Pickard.
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.