Thursday, October 06, 2011

Revitalizing Regional Australia With the Arts

Greetings from Digital Culture Public Sphere, in Sydney, where Simon Crean, Minister for the Arts, started his talk by using the example of revitalization of the Newcastle city center through the arts. The Minister released a National Cultural Policy discussion paper 11 August 2011 and input is invited from the community.

The Minister mentioned the Bangarra Dance Comany's recent performance of "Belong" (which I attended at the Sydney Opera House). At the other cultural extreme, the Minister mentioned Baz Luhrmann's 3D filming of The Great Gatsby. He pointed out that this involves digital technicians, as well as traditional film production staff.

No comments: