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NGA space closes

The NGA Contemporary art space will close this weekend after being open for just 18 months. Photo: Jay Cronan.

Sally Pryor, National Gallery of Australia’s contemporary art space to close due to funding cuts, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 April 2016

It’s another case of a “blink and you’ll miss it” venture that has come to an end in a tucked-away Canberra space.

But in this case, the venture involves one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions, and the cause is relentless government cutbacks, rather than a failed commercial enterprise.

The National Gallery of Australia is set to close its contemporary art space on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin less than two years after it opened.

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