Kind, dry and cheerful, John Clarke was a comic genius "interested in everything, but nothing else."
John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most influential critics of the last fifty years, extracting radical content from tradition.
His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. (Martin Sharp 1942-2013)
See art come to life: Victorian Opera's satisfactory rendition of a musical about art, a painter and his painting (and the difference between historical heroic individualism and contemporary collaboration).
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, one of our great conjurers of calm and silence, passes away. She was a proud potter; she declined to be an "artist." ('In the West where the appreciation of pottery is a marginal activity.' Edmund de Waal)