The Coalition hasn't released specific pre-election arts policies for 20 years, but while Labor promises fair pay for artists and to protect their copyright, it makes one major fail in the document it is using to promote the plan.
The winner of Australia's oldest and best-known prize for portraiture is announced in Sydney.
Listed for $80,000, the small 'oil on cardboard' attracted four determined phone bidders who pushed the final price close to $1 million, likely a new world record per-centimetre price for Australian artwork at auction.
In 1978, Edmund Capon catapulted from being an assistant keeper in a London museum to become the Art Gallery of NSW's longest and most influential director. He died after a long battle with cancer.
There has been an influx of bankers and lawyers appointed to arts boards but industry insiders are calling out a lack of expertise … and money flowing into arts institutions' coffers.
This painting was sold as a portrait by famed Australian artist Brett Whiteley of his mother, Beryl. But since then, both the artist and the sitter have been disputed. Tracking down the truth has proved challenging in the complex world of art trading.
Look at the Moran Prize and the Young Archies and you see two very different snapshots of Australian faces, writes Michaela Bolad.
The great-great granddaughter of Melbourne founder William Lonsdale is putting a 62-piece set of silver up for auction after her family carried the slice of history around the world for generations.
A writer for almost 40 years, Corris was an academic, journalist and former literary editor, in addition to being known as the "godfather" of Australian crime fiction.
Charles Blackman, best known for his Alice in Wonderland series of paintings, was revered as one of Australia's greatest painters of the human condition.