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New Matilda

December 27th, 2008 No Comments

Just a quick link to a piece i wrote for New Matilda’s summer series about cultural policy. I am not greatly happy with the piece – i put it down to the fact i wrote it in a campervan somewhere on the South Island of New Zealand and the last thing on my mind at […]

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forms v. audiences

August 4th, 2008 7 Comments

From the Not Quite Book notes. Click here for an explanation… Traditionalists will hate me but I am less and less convinced that artforms are a particularly useful way to slice up the way that cultures are talked about or resourced in the world. The qualities that interest me are far more about the resonance […]

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Perth Talk: Flotillas v. Flagships

August 1st, 2008 9 Comments

I was asked recently by the folks at the Department Of Culture and the Arts in WA to take part in a forum about “Creative People” as part of their process to develop an “Umbrella Policy Framework” for the state. I thought it might be useful to post the notes here that i made for […]

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The Art Word

July 31st, 2008 3 Comments

From the Not Quite Book notes. Click here for an explanation… I have a problem with the word “Art.” I duck the question of what is and isn’t Art. I’ve resorted to all the flippant throw away clichés: that like pornography “I know it when I see it”; that “I don’t know what it is […]

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Not Quite Book Notes

July 31st, 2008 4 Comments

I am stuck in Singapore for a few days. There is nothing quite like being bored and away from the constant series of distractions that pepper my life to focus the mind a little. I’ve decided to spend at least some of this time productively by digging through some old notes I’ve compiled and posting […]

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Griffith REVIEW essay: Fluid Cities Create

May 10th, 2008 3 Comments

I was asked by the good folks at Griffith REVIEW to write a major essay for their current edition Cities On The Edge. It’s my first crack at the “writing a major essay” caper so i’d be very interested to get people’s thoughts. The essay Fluid Cities Create picks up on several of the themes […]

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