marcus westbury

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Elitism (or why art is a bit like tennis)

June 1st, 2011 18 Comments

IN POLITE company in arts circles these days, you do not mention the “e” word. No, not e-books or e-commerce or the other electronic innovations running a wrecking ball through Australia’s much loved big-box retailers. The uncomfortable e-word in the arts is “elite”. The arts are in a bind when it comes to elitism. Once […]

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Art v. Sport (or not)

June 19th, 2009 5 Comments

ARTISTS and sportspeople have a lot in common… really. I’ve never understood the idea that art and sport are somehow opposed to each other. I’ve spent a lot of time with artists, and a little time with sportspeople, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they’ve got more in common with each other than just […]

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