Eating dust: Electronic media and regional arts

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Traditional 'bush culture' has for the best part of a century been a defining
characteristic of Australian identity, but now new media and new modalities of
communication and entertainment are posing a challenge to its centrality. The impact of television and video even in remote regions, the increasing attention being paid to contemporary culture by government initiatives and the (generally) cautious curiosity of the arts community towards new media, suggests the emergence of a visible intersection between 'past' and 'present' forms of culture. In this paper, I examine the connections between traditional practices and narratives of identity and contemporary arts practice, with a particular focus on regional central Queensland communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Australian Studies
Issue number58
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes


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