Justin O'Connor

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12 Jun 2017

The Smart Cities movement promises reinvention, just like the Creative Cities movement before it. But what about the public's right to the city?

Journal article

26 Apr 2017

This study aims to better understand local engagement with the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and shed light on potential socio-cultural transformation.

30 Aug 2012

In 2012, public debate over the value of art and culture has reignited as conservative state governments in Victoria and Queensland cut arts funding from their budgets.

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman’s plan to scrap the Premier’s Literary Awards (107) in April this year was...

Research report

28 Jan 2011

Australia should seek new and liberating ways to bring together the arts, popular culture and the creative industries, according to this report.

The report, funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and prepared by Professor Justin O’Connor of the Creative Industries Faculty at...


3 Jul 2008

This account takes a sixty year trip from 'The Culture Industry', through the 'cultural industries', ending at the 'creative industries'. Its main theme is the tension between culture and economics which lie at the heart of this terminology. This is not simply a question of...

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