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NSW Art Gallery continues to ignore key issues

Alternative locations, future funding not seriously considered By JUDITH WHITE The Art Gallery of NSW has now responded to the raft of submissions opposing its Development Application (DA) for the Sydney Modern project, condescendingly dismissing some of the most significant concerns. Its 126-page response report, [...]

April 25th, 2018|5 Comments

Don’s arts party

The 2025 Summit and recurrent funding By JUDITH WHITE You’ve got to hand it to NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin – he’s stolen a march on the Labor Opposition in the run-up to the NSW State elections to be held in March next year. Harwin, [...]

March 27th, 2018|3 Comments

Scandals of Sydney’s museums

By JUDITH WHITE Corporatisation and the Powerhouse after-party The NSW museum sector has been alarmed by reports of an alleged drunken after-party following the $1,000-a-seat Fashion Ball at the Powerhouse last month. Chair of the Upper House Inquiry into Museums and Galleries, Robert Borsak MLC [...]

March 10th, 2018|1 Comment

Art Gallery hijacked by Planning NSW

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 [...]

February 27th, 2018|5 Comments

Planning Minister in spotlight over Sydney Modern

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) [...]

January 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

Sydney Modern Project placed under review

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 [...]

January 14th, 2018|3 Comments

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