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Art Gallery hijacked by Planning NSW

By | February 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

By JUDITH WHITE Search for a construction manager The position of Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, currently held by Dr Michael Brand, has been put up for grabs just as the institution is about to deliver its response to the many objections to [...]

Planning Minister in spotlight over Sydney Modern

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts is caught in the spotlight over the mysterious process to provide approval for the $344 million Sydney Modern Project. Roberts, a spear carrier for the Liberal Party’s right-wing faction, will be the sole arbiter of whether the Development Application (DA) [...]

Sydney Modern Project placed under review

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The NSW Government has been inundated with objections to the Development Application (DA) for the Sydney Modern expansion plan at the Art Gallery of NSW, forcing it to initiate a review of the grandiose $344 million proposal. Submissions from the public stand at a staggering [...]

Say ‘no’ to Art Gallery entry fees

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Since 1980, when Premier Neville Wran demolished the entrance turnstiles, admission to the Art Gallery of New South Wales has been free to all comers. The director he appointed, Edmund Capon, made it an article of faith throughout the 33 years of his tenure to [...]

New Year in the culture wars

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Welcome to 2018! It’s certain to be a year of battles for appropriate funding and resources to support public institutions, schools and colleges, and the communities they serve. Just before Christmas, while most people’s attention was on shopping or packing, two developments spelt trouble ahead [...]

Exemplary submission on Sydney Modern

By | December 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

A group of distinguished professionals has lodged an impeccably detailed objection to the Sydney Modern Project Development Application (DA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Running to 40 pages, it has been prepared by urban designer and architect David Chesterman AM, horticulturist Ros Andrews, former chair [...]

Enough is enough – stop the war on culture

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

By Judith White It’s been a difficult year for many public institutions in Australia, but as it draws to a close we can take heart from the growing numbers of people ready to speak out against the governmental idiocy responsible. When writer and former Wallaby [...]

Sport, art and the vanity project

By | November 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Infrastructure spend and the corporate lobby  Rebuild Sydney’s sports stadiums at a cost of $2.3 billion? Gladys, you can’t be serious! It’s yet another ill-considered cash splurge of a kind all too familiar to supporters of cultural institutions. This isn’t just about sport – it’s [...]

Time to rethink Sydney Modern – Have YOUR say

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

By Judith White The NSW government is on the brink of making another expensive blunder in arts policy, and it’s time for concerned citizens to speak out. On 15 November the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) revealed the final design for the massively ambitious expansion [...]

Sydney Modern under fresh scrutiny

By | November 5th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Criticism grows over Gallery expansion plan A fresh obstacle is confronting plans to spend $344 million to build the grandiose Sydney Modern gallery near the current site of the historic Art Gallery of NSW. A distinguished group of architects, environmentalists and arts professionals is calling [...]