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A Question of Identity

This series of talks explores the nature of the Australia we present to the world. Are our iconic cultural notions and images relevant to the Australia we live in, and why are they buried deep in the bush, while most of us live clinging to the coastal fringe?

What does it mean to be Australian today? Is being Australian important to the art we produce, or promote?

As Melbourne Festival brings the best of international art to Melbourne, this series of talks explores the nature of the Australia we present to the world. Are our iconic cultural notions and images relevant to the Australia we live in, and why are they buried deep in the bush, while most of us live clinging to the coastal fringe?

Over three nights we present panel discussions hosted by some of Melbourne finest cultural commentators, to explore our place in the world, investigate how Australian identity is shifting and discuss what it all means for the art we create. Join the conversation.

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