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.
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.
The ultimate aim of arts companies is to put bums on seats. But the multi-media, multi-faceted strategy is an inexact science. Crikey speaks to arts marketers about the challenges of their jobs.
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.
Leader of the Right and keeper of the Howard flame, Nick Minchin is still regarded by some as the Liberal Party's spiritual leader. Also, the NGV's power benefactor, Alan Joyce finds friends in the market and Bolt and Negus back in 2012.
The 150th anniversary of the founding of the National Gallery of Victoria is a good time to take stock of our cultural institutions. Galleries and libraries are in many ways models of what "public service" can be in the year 2011.
W H Chong has been twice to the National Gallery of Victoria's self-portrait exhibition, Naked Face. To illuminate the structure of a Rembrandt self-portrait, Chong sketched the picture and superimposed his illustration onto Rembrant's. "The looking is the question, the painting is the answer."
A curator at the National Gallery of Victoria talks with Broadsheet about the curating process. It's not always about whether they like the art, it's about if it's important.
Art historian Henry F. Skerritt reviews for Crikey Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: the first ever exhibition of barks paintings from the Donald Thomson Collection.