Cultural precincts battle for the global marketplace

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Gina Fairley

What is driving the $US250 cultural precinct billion trend? World expert on cultural precincts, Adrian Ellis knows.

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'Cultural precincts appear to be very fashionable right now,' Adrian Ellis, Director of Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), opened his address to the City of Sydney's Design Excellence 2014 seminar earlier this month with a statement that rings true in many Australian capitals.

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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