2012: The Most Memorable Moments in Australian Art

"Do You Remember When?", 2009–12 by Postcommodity
(Courtesy Postcommodity)

One of the most memorable years for art in Australia, 2012 will go down in history as the last year of the Dobell Prize for Drawing and the year that an Australian portrait painter was commissioned to paint Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Other highlights of the year include the amazing Sydney Biennale, co-directed by Catherine de Zegher and Gerald McMaster, and the VIVID Sydney festival which saw will.i.am “play” Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art building. On a more solemn note, 2012 will be remembered as the year that the world lost Australian art critic Robert Hughes and Australian artist Adam Cullen.  What was your most memorable Australian art moment of 2012?

Click the slideshow to see 2012's most memorable moments in Australia art