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23.04.18

RMIT - Luisa Hansal
Luisa lost her younger brother tragically this year and went on to make work that dealt with the physical and emotional dimensions of loss in an unflinching and unsentimental way. She now has a studio at The Artery.

19.04.18

Once again I had the privilege of travelling to Hong Kong for the sixth iteration of ART Basel, held from the 27 to 31 March 2018.

19.04.18

Artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos - who is currently working on a range of projects in the USA - was born in Port Said, Egypt, to Greek parents and grew up at the mouth of the Suez Canal until the age

19.04.18

Just a friendly reminder that for those clients who wish to lodge their 2017 tax returns without incurring any nasty penalties and fines, you have up until May 15 this year to do so. Please arrange to send your paperwork in  to Lowensteins or, alternatively, make a time to see one of  our accountants  to get this tax return all sorted before the due date of 15 May 2018.

19.04.18

The WorkSafe Premium Policy Team has just published a new Contractors and Workers Guideline on the WorkSafe website which is summarised below for your convenience. The guideline has been simplified into easy steps which assist in identifying if an individual is a common law worker, a deemed worker or if they are carrying on an independent business.

19.04.18

It is with deep regret that we have learned of the passing of our dear friend and talented photographic artist, Polixeni Papapetrou, after a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer.

19.04.18

When we were moving our offices to Albert Road, the directors and I had an engaging discussion about finding a prominent spot for a painting by Alun Leach-Jones at our new premises. Earlier this year, we attended to a much more solemn exercise: drawing up the estate inventory of the artist, who passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24.

19.12.17

In November 2017 Professor David Throsby, the eminent arts economist, released a further instalment of his report, Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia

19.12.17

Lowensteins 2017 prizes for tertiary visual art students.

19.12.17

In this Fact Sheet 'How can artists best manage their money?' we turn our attention to the many ways that artists earn their income and see what is the best way for them to manage their cash flow.

19.12.17

As we near the end of the calendar year, it is timely to remind our clients of the need to prepare any tax returns and BAS statements that may be outstanding.

19.12.17

Shaun Tan, Artist, talks to Fiona Gruber

19.12.17

On the weekend of the 1st of December 2017 I had the opportunity to explore the art scene in and around Brisbane.

As well as viewing the stunning Gerhard Richter show and, in complete contrast, the Kusama show at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA),

23.10.17

Every decade many Australian artists, curators, collectors and art tourists swing around Europe between April and November when the Venice Biennale, Documenta and the Skulptur Projekt Münster are aligned.

09.10.17

Following on from the last Fact Sheet that was published in the June 2017 Newsletter, the next step is to examine the issues of ABN or Australian Business Number and GST or Goods and Services Tax registrations.

09.10.17

It is with great pleasure that the Directors of Lowensteins announce that Mr Piyush Thakrar, who until recently has been our Senior Accountant, has been promoted to the management team and has been appointed as a Senior Associate.

09.10.17

The Government has released draft legislation that seeks to put into effect the changes for rental property claims, as foreshadowed in the last Budget.

09.10.17

During the week of the 6th to 10th of September, Sydney hosted the bi annual Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (SCAF).

09.10.17

Plenty enough of the books about visual arts, art histories  move forward painter by painter. It is something different and welcome to read how our art has galloped ahead, gallery by gallery. In this new book Christopher Heathcote handles the later post-War period, 1956-1976, in this way.

09.10.17

For this edition I invited Emeritus Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe from Melbourne University to review a very interesting book I read that is an excellent source of history about the genesis of the commercial aspects of the Australian art world.

27.07.17

It is with great sadness that we learned of the closure of the Castlemaine Art Gallery, one of Regional Victoria’s premier art institutions. 

03.07.17

From the start of the new financial year, we have decided not to issue any more refund cheques to our clients. We will be asking all clients for banking details as we will be making EFT payments direct into your account.

03.07.17

Housed in a former rag trade warehouse, fortyfivedownstairs is a gallery and performance space tucked up the top end of Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s art gallery strip.

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