Culture, difference and the arts
A collection of essays addressing questions of culture and difference.
Culture, difference and the arts brings together a set of essays by leading cultural critics, arts practitioners and administrators who address the challenge of developing new ways of thinking about the role of the arts in a multicultural society.
First published in 1994, the collection remains startlingly relevant.
The Australia Council for the Arts would like to thank the editors for their generous permission to publish this book online.
Cover illustration: Imants Tillers, Diaspora, 1992. Collection: Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, exhibited at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Cover design: Megan Smith
- Introduction (PDF file - 1.0 MB)
- Arts for a multicultural Australia: redefining the culture (PDF file - 1.3 MB)
- Vocabularies of excellence: rewording multicultural arts policy (PDF file - 2.1 MB)
- An inconstant politics: thinking about the traditional and the contemporary (PDF file - 1.8 MB)
- The arts, education and the politics of multiculturalism (PDF file - 1.6 MB)
- Aboriginal arts in relation to multiculturalism (PDF file - 1.8 MB)
- Australian (dis)contents: film, mass media and multiculturalism (PDF file - 2.4 MB)
- Traditions and transition in South Asian performing arts in multicultural Australia (PDF file - 2.5 MB)
- Big banana and little Italy: multicultural planning and urban design in Australia (PDF file - 2.0 MB)
- Community arts and its relation to multicultural arts (PDF file - 2.0 MB)
- Consultation and ethnic communities (PDF file - 1.6 MB)
- Funding: a checklist (PDF file - 1.1 MB)
- Persistant encounters: the Australia Council and multiculturalism (PDF file - 1.7 MB)
- Index (PDF file - 881.8 KB)