Australia

Mystery surrounds relic of British Empire due to be auctioned in Australia

Object came from British Empire and Commonwealth Museum’s collection

Published online: 21 August 2014

Debate, ridicule and claims of unoriginality overshadow Sydney public art

Three permanent works due to be installed will cost the city AUS$8m

Published online: 20 August 2014

Christie’s sued over Australian fake

A Sydney-based barrister says the auction house failed to tell her their concerns over a work purportedly by Albert Tucker

Published online: 19 August 2014

Matthew Barney to make solo debut in Australia on an epic scale

US artist will incorporate pieces from David Walsh's antiquities collection

Published online: 01 August 2014

Neighbours worth getting to know

Australia’s museums are acquiring more contemporary Asian art but its private collectors blazed a trail to the region

Published online: 14 May 2014

National Gallery of Australia agrees to return dancing Shiva

The museum has surrendered the work to the federal government

Published online: 29 April 2014

Sydney Biennale survives crucible of controversy

The artistic director of the city-wide exhibition explains why the art takes the lead after sponsorship row

Published online: 26 March 2014

Chairman of Sydney Biennale steps down to remove 'dark cloud' threatening event

Artist-led boycott due to controversial sponsor ends

Published online: 07 March 2014

Five artists withdraw from Sydney biennial

Group says their participation in event linked to asylum seeker detention centres would have been “undeniable and indefensible”

Published online: 26 February 2014

Museums take action over works looted from India

In advance of next week’s trial against Subhash Kapoor, public collections start to deal with the objects they bought through the New York antiquities dealer

Published online: 26 February 2014

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