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Marcus Westbury

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The battle for our buildings

The overwhelming majority of Australians say they care deeply about our built heritage, but recent battles over heritage listed Melbourne properties reveal that the protection and preservation of our buildings is fraught.
Chapter

Cultural policy in Australia

This chapter from More than luck argues that it is time Australia revised its cultural policy and questions the current role of the Australia Council. In early 2010, more than 15,000 people gathered on Bourke Street in front of Victoria’s Parliament building to register their...
Essay

Evolution and creation: Australia's funding bodies

Our funding bodies are designed for the mass scale and based on the idea that culture comes from a relatively small number of large places, yet as Marcus Westbury argues, the dominant trend of our era is that culture is diversifying and moving away from...
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Fluid cities create

What makes a city culturally dynamic? What makes a city the sort of place that people want to visit, move to and explore? What makes a city the sort of place that spits out or draws in artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers? What makes a...
Essay

Fluid cities create

What makes a city culturally dynamic? What makes a city the sort of place that people want to visit, move to and explore? What makes a city the sort of place that spits out or draws in artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers? What makes a...