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posted 18 November 2021

In the early 1970s NAB began to acquire Australian artworks that celebrated the diversity and depth of modern Australian artistic vision. Over the decades NAB’s collection has given art appreciators a unique glimpse into some of the very best examples of our country’s contemporary art. In that time, NAB has accrued more than 2,000 artworks. The majority of the collection is held in Australia and...

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....

posted 14 July 2021

Gabriella Coslovich, Australian Financial Review, 14 July 2021 It was back-to-the future last week as enthusiastic bidders rediscovered the work of artists from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, pushing prices far above their estimates at the online auction of highlights from the Pat Corrigan collection of contemporary photography.