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Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? We revisit this topic for UNESCO World Art Day on 15 April.
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Addressing the Sydney Institute this week, Arts Minister Paul Fletcher outlined key reasons the government funds the arts, but stepped on toes with 'clubbish' description of the arts.
While the media has been full of opinions on NFTs and their recent stratospheric rise – we take a look at the pros and cons, and ask whether it’s a career option for artists.
Could the stratospheric rise of NFTs be on the turn? And has this tech folly damaged the value of the art market?
From digital pivots, to government funding (or lack there of), to conversations and resilience – we take a look at the year that was as COVID took its toll on the arts and culture sector.
Using vintage Aboriginal-styled fabrics, artist Tony Albert's new work sits in conversation with Margaret Preston's iconic linocuts and asks the tough questions around appropriation and design ethics.
Who's hot in 2021? We asked seven curators to name the visual artists who are on their radar for the year ahead.
We asked ten of our major collecting institutions nationally what they acquired in 2020, as a document of this incredible year and its impact on the visual arts.
From the scandals, the censorships, the funding wins, gender re-balance, staff cuts, new museum openings, and the big exhibitions that made a mark – we take a look at the big news of 2020 in the visual arts.
Australia's Craft and Design community will be severely impacted by the implementation of proposed cuts to the Australian National University's School of Art and Design rolling out in 2021.
From the '80s to now, artists and art historians unpack the thwarted terrain of gender equity in our museums, in our art histories and our future, at the recent Know My Name conference, led by Griselda Pollock and Genevieve Grieves.
As Victorians emerge from lockdown, cartoonist David Blumenstein thinks governments need more artists to help them focus on how they are talking about the pandemic. And it’s not another flow chart.
This week, as part of our 20x20 series celebrating 20 years of ArtsHub, we revisit the state of art criticism, and ask have things worsened or is there hope yet for diverse Australian criticism?
It is usually artists who are heard complaining that galleries are not working for their commission. It’s not great news when collectors are echoing their voice. Is complacency killing our art market?
Brisbane's Metro Arts has been part of the city's cultural landscape for four decades and now it is re-inventing itself. Penny Everingham looks back at its growth and change.
While the ATO seems to understand how artists’ incomes fluctuate year by year, Centrelink does not; nor do its guidelines help artists sustain their careers, a situation NAVA is keen to see changed.
Solvency records show that the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) still owes around $350,000 to artists and vendors, while its Director moves on to open a new gallery.
As international art freight has become more difficult in a COVID and climate concerned world, major local exhibitions are the new blockbusters – thinking long overdue.
Still struggling to be self-supporting after a decade, Australia’s Resale Royalties Scheme continues to be perceived as skewed and behoven to the whim of disclosure.
What does 'normal' look like in a post-COVID environment? We asked four curators to gaze into their crystal balls and offer their views on where the visual arts sector might be in 12 months’ time.
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