ICYMI: A wrap of the week’s arts news

Sotheby's sold, a new museum, kids theatre centre stage for 2020, festivals unveiling their programs, and a significant diversity survey in the arts as we bundle up the week in the sector.
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Winner of the Footscray Art Prize, Megan Evans’ PARLOUR comments on colonialism and the Stolen Generations. Image supplied.

The Footscray Art Prize was awarded to Dr Megan Evans on Thursday night (21 June) for her work PARLOUR, which makes a controversial comment on colonialism. The photograph features Evans dressed in a replica of her grandmother’s Victorian dress embroidering a skull with her ‘friend and colleague Maree Clarke who is “ghosting” in traditional mourning wear’, according to the artists’s statement.

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