Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Art News, STANDOUT | Tags: Art, Art News, Art Theft, Crime, Indian High Commission, National Gallery of Australia, NGA, Shiva as Nataraja, Subhash Kapoor | Comments Off on National Gallery of Australia to Receive $1.2 million Refund on ‘Stolen’ Buddha
The National Gallery of Australia will receive a refund of more than $1.2 million for a 2,000-year-old stone statue of Buddha after it was revealed it may have been stolen.
The Canberra-based gallery, which has been involved in provenance issues before, announced in January it would return the Seated Buddha statue to India. The dealer has now agreed to refund the purchase price :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 8th, 2015 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Art News | Tags: 2013 Dunalley Bushfires, Art News, Mount Barrow, Mt Barrow, Nigel Hewitt, Tasmania | Comments Off on Glover Prize: Winning Landscape by Artist Nigel Hewitt Used Ash From Dunalley Bushfire
An artwork using ash from the 2013 Dunalley bushfires has won this year’s Glover art prize. Nigel Hewitt won the $40,000 prize, the country’s richest landscape award for his work, Woven.
The Tasmanian-born artist, who now lives in Western Australia, used wood ash to depict a forest landscape. Hewitt was thrilled with the award, which honours colonial artist John Glover :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 12th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News | Tags: Art News, David Bromley Studio, Melbourne, To Be Auctioned By Leonard Joel Melbourne | Comments Off on David Bromley Studio To Be Auctioned By Leonard Joel Melbourne
The iconic Chapel Street Studio and part-time residence of Melbourne artist David Bromley is going under the hammer this week. This magical space has stood out for well over a decade, as Chapel Street has grown much less glitzy, now filled with glass-covered modernity and prefab showrooms, Mr Bromley’s premises have remained a wonderfilled oddity :: Read the full article »»»»