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Sydney finally gets the destination museum it deserves

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Source: The Washington Post

SYDNEY — Sydney Modern isn’t just the most important building in Sydney since Jørn Utzon’s magnificent Opera House. The new addition to the city’s premier art gallery is also a global test case for tackling some of the most difficult and important issues facing museums today.

Until now — and despite its enviable harborside location, a lovely walk across the Botanic Gardens from the Opera House — the Art Gallery of New South Wales, as the museum is called, has always been slightly underwhelming. The collection is not as deep or impressive as its equivalent in Melbourne, the National Gallery of Victoria, and its building is a patchwork of grand old neoclassical galleries and cramped modern add-ons.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2023/03/14/sydney-modern-museum-opera-house/

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ATC Acquires Majority Stake in Raw Power to Form UK Artist Management ‘Powerhouse’

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Financial terms reveal that ATC paid £1.4 million ($1.8 million) for a 55% stake in Raw Power, which was founded in 2006 by CEO Craig JenningsRod Smallwood and Andy Taylor. Headquartered in London and with offices in Los Angeles, Raw Power’s other clients include The Mars Volta, The Damned, You Me At Six, Don Broco, Heartworms, Kid Kapichi, The Chisel and Refused.

Under the new partnership, Raw Power’s U.K. team, including Jennings and commercial director Don Jenkins, will relocate to ATC Management’s London headquarters. Both companies’ LA-based operations will also merge with immediate effect.

Read More: https://www.billboard.com/business/management/atc-raw-power-merger-uk-artist-management-powerhouse-1235684373/amp/

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Braille art gift for girl born without eyes

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Source: BBC UK

A one-year-old girl who was born without eyes has received a Braille artwork specially made by a blind artist.

Margot was born with a rare condition called bilateral anophthalmia, meaning her eyes and optic nerves never developed in the womb.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cpdggljeg7eo.amp

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King Charles III portrait: About Jonathan Yeo, the artist behind the first official portrait?

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Source: LifeStyle Asia

English tradition dictates that every newly anointed monarch be represented in an official portrait for posterity, a practice that dates back to the Tudor period in the 15th century. Since then, almost every head of state succeeding Henry VII has had his or her visage depicted on canvas. King Charles III is the latest to join this storied legacy, with his first Royal portrait created under the hands of celebrated portraitist Jonathan Yeo.

Read more: https://www.lifestyleasia.com/sg/culture/king-charles-iii-first-official-portrait-jonathan-yeo-artist/

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