We’ve scrubbed Dennis Nona’s art from our galleries to our cost

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Sasha Grishin

Should the punishment of the individual extend to a censorship of that person’s art?

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Saulal by Dennis Nona won the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Award. Dennis Nona/Aboriginal Art Network

By the time Dennis Nona turned 35, in 2008, he was hot property on the Australian art market. He was the winner of the of the most prestigious art prize for Indigenous artists, the A$40,000 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. He was exhibited nationally and internationally. He was headhunted for major international commissions and key national and state art collections extensively acquired his art.

About the author

Sasha Grishin is the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University.