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Portrait Gallery spent $700,000 on repairs in 2012, more needed already

Portrait Gallery spent $700,000 on repairs in 2012, more needed already

The building is just 10 years old.

  • by Sally Whyte & Sally Pryor

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When did an art exhibition just become an opportunity for selfies?
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When did an art exhibition just become an opportunity for selfies?

Warhol, who made great use of repetition in his work, would have been thrilled to see this narcissistic selfie-taking industrial arts complex in action.

  • by Michael Scammell
Why do we like the art we do? Scientists are looking for answers

Why do we like the art we do? Scientists are looking for answers

How do the titles on works of abstract art influence us? Why do we prefer original works to copies? These are some of the topics being researched.

  • by Tom Mashberg
Firefighters extinguish fire at National Gallery

Firefighters extinguish fire at National Gallery

Staff and visitors have been evacuated.

New NGA director says courage is key

New NGA director says courage is key

"The big, the small, the exquisite, the brash, and everything in between": Nick Mitzevich has big plans for the National Gallery of Australia

  • by Sally Pryor
Gerard Vaughan goes out on a high note

Gerard Vaughan goes out on a high note

He may have weathered several storms during his three years at the National Gallery of Australia, but Gerard Vaughan says it's always been about the art.

  • by Sally Pryor
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Another botched statue restoration: Is that St George or Tintin?

Another botched statue restoration: Is that St George or Tintin?

After the church asked a local workshop to give the statue a makeover, the results horrified the town's authorities.

  • by Mark A. Walsh
Stone the crows: image of a cocky found in 13th century manuscript
Animals

Stone the crows: image of a cocky found in 13th century manuscript

It's no joke: images of a white cockatoo spotted in a medieval Sicilian text.

  • by Carolyn Webb
If Canaletto had painted Canberra
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Opinion

If Canaletto had painted Canberra

If only we were all a little more liberal with the truth.

  • by Ian Warden
Winner of Australia's richest women's arts prize named
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Winner of Australia's richest women's arts prize named

A grand video narrative inspired by survivor accounts of the fall of Singapore has won Australia's richest women's art prize.

  • by Linda Morris
'Stop pretending and do what you want to do': Quilter finds her niche
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'Stop pretending and do what you want to do': Quilter finds her niche

Jennifer Bowker combines passions for quilting and the Middle East to find where life is at.

  • by Laura Chung