How well do we remember our artists?

Remembering artists today goes beyond the retrospective exhibition or coffee-table monograph. Find out what’s leading the trend in keeping those conversations fresh.
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Sydney Ball; courtesy Sullivan + Strumpf and University of South Australia

In November, there are exhibitions celebrating artists Robert Klippel, Sydney Ball, Brett Whiteley, Tony Tuckson, Robert Dickerson and Clement Meadmore. All passed some time ago, and yet this recent slew of shows begs the question whether our galleries and art museums have got better at “remembering”.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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