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posted 24 February 2022

The Australian, 24 February 2022 Art-loving National Australia Bank boss Ross McEwan put his money where his mouth was on Tuesday evening, personally snapping up two of the most prestigious works to be sold as part of the wider divestment of the bank's multimillion-dollar art collection. McEwan was at auction house Deutscher and Hackett's South Yarra gallery Melbourne to see the first 73 of the...

posted 24 February 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 24 February 2022 Not even a prolonged technical glitch could dampen the enthusiasm of buyers as they vied for a share of the National Australia Bank's historic art collection on Tuesday night in the first of a series of auctions. The rush of online bidders caused the Invaluable bidding platform to crash, stalling the sale at Deutscher and Hackett...

posted 19 February 2022

Tim Stone, The Art Newspaper, 19 February 2022 After two years of remote work, National Australia Bank (NAB) staff have recently returned to bare office walls as the bank prepares to sell off its corporate art collection. According to the bank’s chief operating officer, Les Matheson, the collection is no longer “core to our role as a bank”. And over the next 12 months NAB will divest its...

posted 16 February 2022

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 16 February 2022 Two of the year’s most anticipated sales begin in Melbourne next week as the National Australia Bank's art collection goes under the hammer in the first of a series of auctions that will disperse more than 2000 artworks worth around $10 million.

posted 28 January 2022

Helen Trinca, The Australian, 28 January 2022 It reads like a list of the Greatest Hits of Australian art — from Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin to Sidney Nolan, Fred Williams, John Brack, Jeffrey Smart, Fred Williams, John Olsen, William Delafield Cook plus so many more in a collection of more than 2500 pieces up for grabs in arguably the biggest ever sale of Australian corporate art....