Australia

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

Artists threaten to boycott Biennale of Sydney

The exhibition’s main sponsor is contracted to provide service to the government’s controversial detention centres for asylum seekers

Published online: 21 February 2014

Heirs of refugee who fled Nazis seek portrait from Australian gallery

Painting was once owned by a UK arts minister who knew its provenance; questions remain about its attribution to Van Gogh

Published online: 30 January 2014

Sydney art gallery sizes up its future

Director clears first funding hurdle as he plans to expand Art Gallery of New South Wales

Published online: 02 August 2013

Big American art show heads to Australia via Korea

Sydney adds Edward Hopper to exhibit list, courtesy of Virginia museum

Published online: 02 August 2013

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