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Tate criticised for acquiring Constable stolen by Nazis

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Tate criticised for acquiring Constable stolen by NazisThe work was looted during the Second World War. Photo / Thinkstock

The Tate has been ordered to return a valuable Constable painting and criticised for failing to adequately research its background after it emerged the work was looted during the Second World War.

The Spoliation Advisory Panel, set up to scrutinise claims over works in public

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Aboriginal 'songline' show hits sour note

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It was supposed to showcase ancient Aboriginal stories and promote cross-cultural understanding. Instead, a "songline" exhibition due to open last night at the South Australian Museum, one of the nation's leading art institutions, has been postponed indefinitely after a group of traditional owners threatened legal action.

The

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Tate told to return stolen painting

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Tate told to return stolen paintingThe painting 'Beaching a Boat, Brighton.'

Britain's Tate gallery has been ordered to return a valuable Constable painting and criticised for failing to adequately research its background after it emerged the work was looted during World War II.

The Spoliation Advisory Panel, set up to scrutinise claims over works in public collections that were

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T.J. McNamara: A variety of rich, evocative visions

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Quiet charm and deft paintings give insight into artists' concerns
T.J. McNamara: A variety of rich, evocative visionsGretchen Albrecht The Fire and the Rose Revisited 2013. Photo / Courtesy the Artist and Two Rooms

The work of four senior artists dominates the scene this week. At Two Rooms Gretchen Albrecht is showing groups of works on rectangular canvas that allows the edges of her well-known

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Artist's tiny project boldly ventures into space

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Artist's tiny project boldly ventures into spacePriest's tiny satellite will be one of 200 on board a rocket-launched cargo capsule taking food and equipment to the International Space Station.

Wanganui artist Julian Priest will watch his satellite being launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral at 10.41pm on Sunday.

It may only measure 2cm by 2cm but getting it up there has been an "adventure".

He

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