The case to set aside one day of the year to remember our great artists

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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.

Reme 4dSo 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

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