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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Myth of the Mainstream : Politics and Performing Arts in Australia Today
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In a passionate personal/political statement, Australia's most celebrated festival director and cabaret artist accuses Australia and its political leaders of selling out its arts to populism. 'A prejudice against the intellectual, a preference for pure entertainment, the adherence to 'in or out', 'black or white' -- these are some of the consequences of falling for the myth of the mainstream.' Archer urges her readers to be curious, to question and debate. 'If the myth goes unchallenged, the spirit of art will continue to be marginalised. Those who believe we can afford that loss in the morass of mistakes and short-term thinking that make life on this earth increasingly pleasurable for the few and tortured for the many, those people need the power of art far more than they know.'

(Source: Currency House website, http://www.currencyhouse.org.au/pages/pp_issue_04.html)

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    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2005 .
      Extent: 70p.
      ISBN: 097573010X
      Series: y separately published work icon Platform Papers Currency Press (publisher), Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004- Z1171343 2004 series - publisher 'A quarterly publication (January, April, July and October) on an issue affecting the health of the performing arts.' Number in series: 4

Works about this Work

Archer on Target James Waites , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 64 no. 3 2005; (p. 199-207)
Hear Them Roar Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 272 2005; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Myth of the Mainstream : Politics and Performing Arts in Australia Today Robyn Archer , 2005 single work criticism ; The Woman I Am : A Memoir Helen Reddy , 2005 single work autobiography
Hear Them Roar Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 272 2005; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Myth of the Mainstream : Politics and Performing Arts in Australia Today Robyn Archer , 2005 single work criticism ; The Woman I Am : A Memoir Helen Reddy , 2005 single work autobiography
Archer on Target James Waites , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 64 no. 3 2005; (p. 199-207)
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