Category Australian Art News

Andrew Bennett Artist

Changes to self managed super fund rules for investing in art… What you need to know!

The Australian Financial Review 19-20th September, wrote a fine piece on Impending SMSF rule changes are affecting the art world noting the looming date to get your super art sorted, the deadline approaches! In essence it said the art purchased in the past within a super fund needs to be stored, or rented to a […]

We Get By

We Get By in 2015 | Showcasing emerging artists

In 2013 the concept for We Get By was developed, it was to be an art exhibition to encourage and showcase emerging artists aged 40 years and younger. The desire was of course to offer support to younger and emerging artists who still had time to build their careers in the visual arts and to […]

Brett Whiteley's 'Nobby's Head and the Entrance to Newcastle'

Whiteley is in the air…

Brett Whiteley is certainly newsworthy at the moment! In Newcastle the major sculpture titled ‘Black Totem II’ (1993) was installed at the entrance to the Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG) this week after some negotiation by NAG Director Ron Ramsey. I’m sure you have read the story as to its history, two excellent articles here:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-26/brett-whiteley-statue-heading-to-newcastle/5046264 & […]

Charles Blackman and Mark Widdup | Welcome to Mark Widdup's Art Affair | Mark Widdup

Welcome to Mark Widdup’s Art Affair

Art Affair | Collecting Australian art. Buying and selling Australian art. Australian art investment advice. Australian art commentary. Art Affair is a place for Mark Widdup to share his art knowledge, developed over 40 years of being an integral part of the Australian art industry. As an active commercial art gallery owner dealing with peoples art requests, purchase, investment and […]