At Daily Review we think so, which is why we are proud to publish the writing of John Kelly whose essays on art and the machinations of the art world saw him nominated for the inaugural Walkley Award for Excellence in Arts Journalism this year.
But not everyone agrees. Gareth Sansom, the artist whose work — now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria in a major retrospective — was the subject of critique by Kelly on Sunday in Daily Review, commented:
“Naturally I have views about your work, especially your last two exhibitions in Melbourne, but I am inclined to keep them to myself, as I hold apparently an old fashioned view that artists shouldn’t bitch about fellow artists,” Sansom wrote of Kelly.
To read Kelly’s original article and the subsequent and spirited comment thread between the two artists, click here.