Australia

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Collectors

Tasmanian museum expands with £230m luxury hotel that includes a Marina Abramović-designed spa

Collector David Walsh plans to build new Motown complex alongside his Museum of Old and New Art

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Art market

Bark painting comes out of the woodwork at Sydney Contemporary

Work by the indigenous artist John Mawurndjul sold for $140,000 at the fair, where organisers estimate AUD$21m of sales were made

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Museums

$890m Sydney museum move could be most expensive gallery relocation in history

Critics fear that plan will lead to parts of the Powerhouse Museum’s collection being sold off

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China

Uranium glass chandeliers banned from Shanghai exhibition

Chinese authorities did not explain why Ken and Julia Yonetani’s four works will not be part of Powerlong Art Museum group show

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Exhibitions

Australian artists and inmates collaborate to make videos about the reality of life behind bars

Works are on show as part of Dark Mofo, a festival organised by the Museum of Old and New Art just north of Hobart

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Biennials & festivals

Sydney biennial appoints its first indigenous Australian artistic director

Artist Brook Andrew’s work deals with notions of history, identity and race

Performance art

Down under: Australian artist Mike Parr buries himself under a road for 72 hours

Veteran performer's tribute to victims of totalitarian violence is part of Dark Mofo festival in Hobart

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Building projects

Australia's largest contemporary art gallery to be built in Melbourne

New space will help National Gallery of Victoria to capitalise on blockbuster exhibitions

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In the frame

Couples lock lips and make sweet music in Sydney

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Photography

Bill Henson unveils new works in Melbourne

Show will be first commercial viewing of controversial photographer’s latest works

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Exhibitions

The many faces of Australia’s colonial legacy unveiled across two shows

National Gallery of Victoria’s mega-shows range from art by convicts to contemporary indigenous work

Analysis
Art's Most Popular

The world's most popular exhibition? Ancient sculptures in Tokyo versus Modern masters in Paris

Plus record crowds in US, UK and Australia

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Venice Biennale

Risk is the key to success at the Venice Biennale

Museum founder David Walsh on Australia's controversial new artist-selection process

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Biennials & festivals

Top Australian donors pull funding from Venice Biennale

Funders are furious about plans to exclude them from selecting the artist to represent the country

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Venice Biennale

Why I’m no longer funding Australia at the Venice Biennale

The financier and philanthropist Simon Mordant says the proposed restructure is 'not in Australia or the artists’ best interests'

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Art market

Emily Kame Kngwarreye painting sells for $1.6m, breaking record for an Australian female artist

Aboriginal work, Earth’s Creation I, was shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale