All at sea: the cannibalisation of the Australian arts industry

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Ben Brooker

The arts in Australia are at risk of being cast adrift from culture and the diverse social and artistic values and visions that comprise it.

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Le Radeau de la Méduse (detail), 1818–19, Théodore Géricault.

About the author

Ben Brooker is a writer, editor, critic, playwright, essayist, and bookseller. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Review. His most recently produced work for the stage was the dystopian triptych This Storm (2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival). He is a co-facilitator of Adelaide’s Quart Short literary reading salons and in 2016-17 was an inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellow.