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Transcending the National Capital Paradigm: The Evolution of Bitumen River Gallery/Canberra Contemporary Art Space

Doyle Wawrzynczak, Anni


This dissertation investigates the fertile tensions in Canberra’s dual status as national capital space and local polis, that dramatically affected the development of a unique contemporary arts practice in the late 1970s. The primary thrust of this thesis is the triumph of local arts practice and community over the powerful nation- building cultural imperatives of a national capital. A complex narrative, informed by rich archival material and interviews, exposes local arts practice as a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d70ecbf8a672


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