Here Be Dragons

Here be Dragons is an article on Splinters and its milieu published in RealTime, Australia’s critical guide to international contemporary arts, #93 Oct-Nov 2009. This is the article that sparked the research project.

A followup article Where to now? in RT94 explores Canberra theatre and performance since the Splinters period.

Robyn Archer penned New Seeding in response to the above for RT95. At this point I contacted Robyn, who had just been appointed Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra, and put it to her how wonderful it would be to have Splinters and the many other amazing artists who have left Canberra come back for the celebration. Robyn had already had the same idea! What you see here is a direct result of that dialogue.

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About tonebuddha

I am undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Digital Humanities Research , Australian National University. My research is developing a theoretical framework for using online archives of theatre and performance video to research audiences over long time periods. The Splinters archive is a case study for my research.
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One Response to Here Be Dragons

  1. Gina Dow says:

    “… how wonderful it would be to have Splinters and the many other amazing artists who have left Canberra come back for the celebration”

    Yes! – and THAT is the Canberra diaspora. Why I wonder is there a site on Canberra Centenary where people who happen to have spent a month or so in Canberra are described as “Canberra diaspora”? Factually wrong and highly misleading. You have to be a Canberran to belong to the Canberra diaspora! That site should be renamed, “Impressions from visitors to Canberra”. ..

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