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Art consumption: the billion dollar industry (but mostly for architects and builders)

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News & Commentary, Visual Arts |

As we begin to reflect on the discussions that Future/Forward has opened up about a contemporary arts sector that’s ambitious and fair, across Australia unprecedented billions of dollars are being committed to the contemporary arts – to bricks and mortar, that is, and not to artists themselves. $244 million from the NSW Government towards a

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Australia Council’s Sam Walsh responds to artist David Pledger’s quest to be his left-hand man

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Music, News & Commentary, Stage, Visual Arts |

Last week, artist David Pledger applied for the position of CEO of funding body, the Australia Council for the Arts, by publishing his application for how to take the organisation into the 21st Century on Daily Review. Pledger wrote a long and thorough brief of his vision to the new chair of the Australia Council, Sam Walsh, the

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