It has been going for months, but this week the inquiry into the grants system in New South Wales finally turned its attention to the arts. At a hearing in Sydney, six leading arts professionals told the inquiry about underfunding, uncertainty and sector-wide frustration with lack of transparency. Full story over on ArtsHub.
Sydney Contemporary closed on Sunday with record sales for an Australian art fair, generating over $14 million across five days. It blitzed fair organiser Tim Etchells’ hopes of a $10 million turnover, and also passed the high point set in 2008, before the global financial downturn shook the local contemporary art market, when the Melbourne Art Fair delivered $12.1 million in sales.
Full story in the Australian Financial Review, 17 September 2015.
A major feature for the culture section of the AFR’s weekend edition, looking at Sydney Contemporary and Spring 1883, and the growing importance of art fairs in the Australian art market.
Full story in the Australian Financial Review, Weekend Edition, 5-6 September 2015.
Ah, art collections to die for.
Full story in the Australian Financial Review, 6 August 2015.