Robyn Archer


Garma Festival 2009 key forum address

The 2009 Garma Festival Key Forum focussed on the creative industries and how they interface with Indigenous Australians. Robyn Archer, singer, writer, artistic director, and arts advocate, gave the opening address to the session Indigenous creative industries: across the spectrum.

Industry that pays, and art that doesn't

"I take this opportunity to adopt a critical attitude to what I see as something of a hoodwink in current language about the arts. And it’s not just semantics. It is an overarching brand that casually (and largely without protest) engulfs the arts and threatens...