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Johnston contends that the city of Canberra has 'gaps, disjuctures, edges that don't fit ... And in those gaps, what can - and sometimes inspiringly does - grow up is a form of theatre, a parody of public faces and publicly acceptable facades.'
Anita Heiss examines the invisibility of Indigenous peoples in Australian culture. She sees hope in the activities of the artistic community - musicians, writers, filmmakers and artsits - who bring the stories of Indigenous peoples into mainstream culture.