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VOTE 1: Regional Artists for Government Election

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As Australia goes to vote we need to rally behind the artists of this country. The Centre for Regional Arts Practice has formed a faux political party and is out on the hustings alongside Tony, Clive, Kevin and Christine. It’s about time that their policy documents were made public – so here they are …

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Cover – Artist Survey #XI Democracy

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ART IS ALWAYS THE BEST POLICY

Recent democratic debate in Australian politics has been apprehended by special interest lobby groups. It is now time for artists to stand up and be vocal to capture their share of the political scene.

This policy booklet presents the Regional Artists for Government Election (R.A.G.E.) campaign and its political demands. The R.A.G.E. policies at first seem flippant and glib, however, as we have experienced in contemporary politics, the absurd can, with the right ‘spin’ and ‘media cycle’, become plausible – in fact, even highly appealing to the voters, leading to positive opinion polls and success at the ballot box.

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SUPPORT R.A.G.E. – Join the Art Revolution Today.

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POLICY DOCS-Pt1

POLICY DOCS-Pt1

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Ballot Paper

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The Cooper+Spowart book Art is always the best policy, was included in the grahame galleries exhibition Lesson in History Vol. II – Democracy curated by Noreen Grahame. The book is a satirical commentary on the ambivalence of contemporary politics towards art and artists, and was published as part of the Centre for Regional Arts Practice – Artists Survey book series. The edition of the book is 25 with 5 artist’s proofs. Copies of the book can be purchased from grahame galleries for $25 + packaging and post.

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A video performance of the book is available here …

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Art is the Best-POLICY

VOTE 1 for R.A.G.E.

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Texts & Concept © 2012 Victoria Cooper+Doug Spowart,

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The photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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