In Australia, we hold state funerals for political leaders, however divisive or unloved they may have been while they lived. And we grieve the departure of sporting greats.
- Julian Burnside
- Daily Review
Perhaps we should set aside one day each year to remember great Australian artists who have died during the past year.
So far in 2018, a significant number of great creative Australian talents have died: painters Charles Blackman (b. 1928) and Mirka Mora (b.1928); photographer Polixeni Papapetrou (b. 1960); cartoonists: Jeff Hook (b. 1928) and Ron Tandberg (b. 1943); composers Colin Brumby (b. 1933) and…