The end of Catalyst: four ironies Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles How conversation can solve contemporary issues Modern philosophers dissect the 'racist statue' debate and focus on the very real and divisive issue which Australians face: our colonial past. How do you solve a problem like Queensland? Queensland artists are in high demand overseas. Queensland artists are also moving to southern states to survive. How to resolve this defining contradiction of culture? More jobs for local opera singers? Govt supports National Opera Review (Premium locked content) Opera companies that don’t employ an ‘appropriate balance’ of Australian singers could be fined up to $200,000. Sydney's Cloud Arch critics and our mean-spirited approach to public art Australians displays a consistently miserly approach to public art, with typically miniscule budgets requiring artists to respond with agility to find practical ways of achieving their vision. (Premium content) Premium content Julian Meyrick Tuesday 18 April, 2017 We need to understand the failure of Catalyst in more complex terms than a zero-sum game of winners and losers. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Julian Meyrick is Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University.