This week’s arts news and trending topics

We break it - you read it. This week's top Arts news stories.
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We take a look at the arts news that pushed to the top of the pile this week, from bookstore owners under fire to funding outcomes and honouring our sector.

Backlash after divisive comments from Victorian bookshop owner
The owner of a Victorian independent chain of bookstores, under fire for her tweets, apologises after community furore.

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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