This week’s arts news and trending topics

What's in the headlines and what arts news people are talking about in the last week before Christmas.
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As we’re all feeling the burn of end of year exhaustion, and counting the hours until signing off, we take a look at the arts news that pushed to the top of the wrap-up pile this week.

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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