New $32M arts centre for Sydney

Arts philanthropist Judith Neilson is set to expand her Sydney footprint with a new art centre that gets the "green light" from council.
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A portrait of Judith Neilson by Jiawei Shen, How to explain art with a white rabbit, was a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize; Photo ArtsHub.

Zimbabwean-born Judith Neilson not only became one of Australia’s richest women in 2007 when her billionaire husband and founder of Platinum Asset Management floated the funds management company for $2.8 billion, but she has proven herself to be one of Australia’s great contemporary philanthropists in less than a decade.  

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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