Robert Menzies and the Visual Arts

2017-04-20T14:25:59+10:0017 October 2016|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Australia’s Commonwealth government has been involved in the arts virtually from federation. The visual arts especially attracted government involvement with the 1912 Fisher Government appointment of a Commonwealth Art Advisory Board which grew from strength to strength in the post-war Menzies era.  Contrary to what many historians have assumed, Australia’s long serving Prime Minister Robert [...]

Clifton Pugh: Art and Politics in the 1970s

2018-06-08T11:32:36+10:0030 April 2009|Categories: Paper|Tags: , , |

Judith Pugh is an art dealer and award winning writer. She writes journalism, essays and poetry (some of which has been set to music by the composer Philip Nunn). Her recent memoir Unstill Life (Allen & Unwin) is about social change and politics in the 1970s and it describes the artworld of the time, in [...]

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