Australian art

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The destruction of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal heritage

Plus, art under threat in Putin's Russia and George Shaw on Thomas Jones. Produced in association with Christie's

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Repatriation

'A major step forward for Britain’s colonial museums': Manchester Museum returns objects to Indigenous Australians

Move might pave the way for repatriation of sacred artefacts from other UK institutions

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War & Conflict

Shaun Gladwell on life in Afghanistan

The Australian artist’s three-week sojourn with troops will form basis of new work

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Shaun Gladwell sets off for Afghanistan as Australia’s official war artist

He is creating video and photographic works to document the conflict

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Authentication

Gallery raid sparks panic over supposed fakes of late artist d’Arcy Doyle

Artist’s widow in marathon authentication exercise

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Collectors

Collector interview: Peter Fay, Australia’s champion of the outsider

The collector of works that are knotty, passionate, perverse and deeply personal talks about his tastes and his gift to the nation

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Australia

Ethnographica or art?

Some European and American museums have bought work by Aboriginal artists but there is no broad base of collectors outside Australia for such paintings and no consensus that this work qualifies as “art”