The most popular stories of 2017

We look back over the most-read stories of the year and ask what they say about the zeitgeist across the creative sector.

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2017 was a year of big stories, from sexual harassment within the international arts, media and entertainment sectors to fake news, the changing climate, and a turbulent international art market, including the sale earlier this year of the most expensive painting ever sold.

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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