Elizabeth Fortescue

Art theftfeature

The shocking story of a Picasso painting that was brazenly stolen and held at ransom by the 'Australian Cultural Terrorists'

Weeping Woman is one of the star works in the new exhibition Picasso Century at Melbourne's National Gallery of Victoria

'A desecration': Australian Aboriginal elder fights plans for Indigenous art gallery in Outback, claiming it will disturb ancient spirits

Government plans to build $111m Alice Springs venue would violate numerous sacred sites, First Nations woman says

Australian artist couple documents destruction of Central House of Culture in Irpin, Ukraine

George Gittoes and his wife Hellen Rose are living in Kyiv for at least a month and filming stories about the impact of war on everyday citizens

Australian artist couple pack up their video cameras and head to Ukraine to film impact of war

George Gittoes and Hellen Rose will create a large “peace mural” in Kyiv and develop collaborative videos and performances with locals

If a polluted river could speak, what would it say? Sydney Biennale gives waterways a voice

Event’s artistic director says bodies of water “will be represented by ancestral custodians or contemporary custodians that will speak on their behalf”

Ukrainian-born artist Stanislava Pinchuk unveils poignant work on the refugee experience at the Adelaide Biennial

Marble work, which intertwines texts from Homer's Odyssey with leaked documents on Australia’s offshore refugee detention centres, touches on the "universal experience of having to leave home through turmoil"

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art highlights ‘marginalised artists on the precipice of being the next establishment’

Exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia opening today aims to provoke discussions around Aboriginal heritage

'Most people won't like my work': Marco Fusinato, artist representing Australia at the Venice Biennale, reveals pavilion plans

Visitors will experience a durational performance featuring a barrage of images including war scenes and defecating dogs

Have archaeologists discovered Captain Cook's ship Endeavour? Experts in the US and Australia fight it out

The director of Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum announced that he is "convinced" it is the long-lost vessel, while the director of Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project says the findings are not conclusive

After years of wrangling, Australia commits $228m to build a landmark centre for Indigenous culture

Ngurra precinct in Canberra will provide a home for returned ancestral remains in the heart of the capital

Traditional art forms are fighting back in the Asia Pacific region

The 10th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane explores connections between people and place—and the encroaching danger of climate change

Australian painter's beloved Bundanon estate to be reborn with 32 guest rooms and a bushfire-resistant gallery

Arthur Boyd's rural home—which hosts his collection and Australia's largest residency programme—will reopen after a major expansion in early 2022

Melbourne Art Fair aims to be ‘Australasia’s most sustainable art fair’

The February 2022 edition of event will offset carbon and use a reusable wall system, organisers say

National Gallery of Australia commissions its most expensive ever piece of art

Lindy Lee's A$14m sculpture will be one of the country's first environmentally sustainable public works

National Gallery of Australia to return 13 stolen objects to India that it bought from disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor

"The decision to return the works is the culmination of years of research and due diligence," the Canberra museum says

Christian Boltanski made a work that live-streamed his Paris studio. What will happen to it now that he has died?

After a boozy dinner in Paris, the French conceptual artist proposed the work to David Walsh, the founder of Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art—and it has been running for over a decade

US collectors aim to give Indigenous Australian curators 'a seat at the table' with fundraising sale of $1.5m Tommy Lowry Tjapaltjarri painting

L. John and Barbara Wilkerson are selling Two Men Dreaming at Kuluntjarranya via Melbourne gallery to fund new arts leadership education programme in the US

Sydney floods reignite Powerhouse museum controversy as Parramatta River bursts its banks

Waters "would not have come within four metres of the entrance" of the future site, president says

That's my grandad! Descendant of sheep shearer depicted in one of Australia's best-loved paintings sees work for first time while it visits rural Victoria

To celebrate the 130th anniversary of Tom Roberts’ 1890 painting Shearing the Rams, the National Gallery of Victoria sends work to Wangaratta Art Gallery, close to where the painting was conceived

Boola Bardip: Perth’s revamped Western Australian Museum opens with new name and focus on Aboriginal heritage

The museum worked with around 60 Aboriginal language groups across the vast state to bring their perspectives into every gallery

Say my name, say my name: huge exhibition aims to put Australian women artists on the map

The show at Canberra's National Gallery of Australia spans the past 120 years and includes works by Nora Heysen, Tracey Moffatt and the Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Sydney bucks trend for marginalisation of drawing at art schools with new National Centre for Drawing

Opening on 4 November, the centre, which is part of the city's National Art School, is modelled on the the Drawing Centre in New York and London’s Drawing Room

How a £3m Soulages almost sank off the coast of Tasmania

The MV Merino had gone aground on its way to Hobart for an exhibition of Modern French art in 1953

‘Broken’ heritage laws: Australia launches investigation after 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art is obliterated

Parliamentary enquiry will examine how mining giant Rio Tinto obtained legal right to destroy ancient Juukan Gorge site

Sydney arts centre goes into voluntary administration after cancelling six months of events due to Covid-19

Sydney Opera House may step in to take over Carriageworks, which hosts the art fair Sydney Contemporary and exhibitions

Sydney Biennale puts climate emergency and Indigenous struggle front and centre

Show’s 22nd edition aims to be as much a conversation as an exhibition, with hundreds of public events including bushwalks with aboriginal elders and campfire talks