Detritus: Addressing Culture and the Arts

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'Let's promote all artforms - the ephemeral as well as the solid and saleable - for all the things our people do as creative individuals to stimulate our brains and our own individual and collective creative muscle.'

Robyn Archer has been a redoubtable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director and singer and writer.

In this passionate collection of speeches, some even in song, Archer investigates the artistic process - the...

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Overview

'Let's promote all artforms - the ephemeral as well as the solid and saleable - for all the things our people do as creative individuals to stimulate our brains and our own individual and collective creative muscle.'

Robyn Archer has been a redoubtable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director and singer and writer.

In this passionate collection of speeches, some even in song, Archer investigates the artistic process - the myriad ways in which artists create a body of work - and the importance of how we, the public, regard, value and use that work.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781742580678
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2010
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Detritus 1

Art & Society 7

Garma Opening Keynote 9

The Price of Survival 29

Materials for Life: The Enduring Value of Biography 61

Reflecting Identity: The Inevitable Role of Culture 74

Cultural Politics 103

Address to the Museum of Australian Democracy 105

Keynote Address: Fourth Biennial International Museum Theatre Alliance (Imtal) Conference 113

Lightness Flexibility Resilience: Tools for Survival in the Twenty-First Century 131

Universally Adored, Unequivocally Abused: The Paradox of Music and Its Composers 146

Failure 170

The Myth of the Mainstream 177

Reflections 219

Contemplating Community: Notes from a Singer on the Road 221

Unconditional Love: Industry that Pays, and Art that Doesn't 242

Keynote Address: Music Panel, World Culture Forum, Kyoto 267

Selected Keynote Addresses 2003-2009 285

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