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posted 2 December 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 2 December 2021 In December, the art auction circuit traditionally winds down. But these are far from typical times and this December the market is steaming ahead with back-to-back sales in an action-packed week before the year wraps up. Next Monday, Smith & Singer will privately auction a major Del Kathryn Barton painting three weeks after...

posted 18 November 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 18 November 2021 In the week after COP26 came to an end, it’s bitter-sweet that one of Australia’s major banks has announced that it’s selling its $10 million art collection to support projects that will help communities prepare for natural disasters in the face of climate change.

posted 8 November 2021

Kerrie O'Brien, The Age, 8 November 2021 After many years out of circulation, masterpieces by revered Impressionists Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts are set to go under the hammer on Wednesday. Streeton’s The Centre of the Empire (1902) is one of the Victorian-born artist’s first efforts at recreating what he saw in London around the turn of the century.

posted 3 November 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 3 November 2021 Don’t be afraid to be the dumbest person in the room. That’s the advice of Shannon Bennett when it comes to collecting art. “Just keep learning and absorbing,” says the celebrity chef and founder of Melbourne’s fine dining powerhouse Vue de Monde. It’s an attitude the chef has applied throughout a lengthy career in art collecting,...

posted 21 October 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 21 October 2021 If by now you can’t name at least five Australian female artists, you haven’t been paying attention. Mind you, many Australians would struggle to name five Australian artists, full stop. Culture plays second fiddle to sport in this country, whose serving prime minister, let’s not forget, erased the word “arts” from his ministries....