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.
Would you eat possum while sipping a bloody Mary that has a wild boar's eye floating in it? A new cookbook suggests doing just that — all in the name of art and the environment.
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.
A large-scale light show, similar to Uluru's Field Of Light and the Spectra beams at Dark Mofo, is suggested as a way to bring tourists back to the bushfire-hit south-east of Tasmania — but first, million of dollars will need to be found.
This is not a happily-ever-after story, though it has plenty of joyful moments. It's the story of Turbo Brown, who grew up on riverbanks but rose to greatness through his art.
Once fined or reprimanded, street artists are now being encouraged and commissioned by councils and advertisers, creating some tense competition for limited space.
The New York based artist who designed a controversial $2 million Gold Coast artwork which cannot be read by drivers, says the installation was never meant to be a sign and council's idea to remove it is "crazy".
As we bid farewell to a year punctuated by extremes, here's a reminder of some of the moments that moved you in 2018.
Mention "family portraits" at this time of year and you're likely to conjure awkward images of reindeer jumpers. But one artist is giving them a dazzling update, to celebrate different types of families.