The Turnbull government’s move to gut the tertiary funding of the arts, forcing them to rely solely on universities, is a grave misstep.
Now that the government has made further cuts to the arts, is it time for the arts to stand on their own two feet and govern themselves?
Adrian Barnes applauds European humanity when it comes to the treatment of refugees, even as he wipes a tear from his eyes and hums Pat Wilson’s ode to asylum seekers written nearly 15 years ago but still so pertinent today.
Adrian Barnes may be old enough to be considered a drain on the economy, however, as long as he has work to do, things to learn and politicians to piss off, he intends to be 68 years young.
As a long-term Arts professional, Adrian Barnes asserts that Opera Australia did the only thing possible in bringing the curtains down on Tamar Iveri…