Cover title: The Great divide, 1977.
Why is Australia a World of Absolute of Silence? / Ian Burn, Nigel Lendon, Terry Smith -- Why Do They Keep on Coming? / Ian Burn, Nigel Lendon, Terry Smith -- The Art Establishment and Working Class Culture / Jeff Stewart -- Cuban Posters: Photographs by Elliot Lavis, Michie Gleason, David Hay and Dany Torsh in Cuba, March 1977 -- Socialist and Capitalist Realism in the Arts and sciences: A systemic View / Dallas Smythe -- The Myer Foundation Report on PrivateSector Support for the Arts / Ann Steohen & Charles Merewether -- The Story of Cur, Piggy and the Prefect / Terry Smith -- 3ZZ Producer's Statement -- The 3ZZ Experience - The Minorities Versus the Fraser Government for Freedom of Speech / George Zangalis -- Public Broadcasting in Melbourne / Mark Edmonds -- 3CR - 'There Was a Movement at the Station ...' / Martin Muntz -- Who's Eating Australia / Ann Stephen -- Review of Australia's Media Monopolies by Humphrey McQueen / David Griffiths -- The Government Menace - dismantling the Melbourne Film-makers Co-op / John Hughes -- Nindeebiya Aboriginal Workshop / Sharon Firebrace -- Aboriginal Land Rights Posters -- Melbourne Murals - Between the Wars 1924-1940 / Deane Harwick -- The Reactionary / John Nixon -- Review of Twoards a People's Art - The Contemporary Mural Movement by Eva Cockcroft, John Weber, James Cockcroft / Geoff Hogg -- Community Art Workers / Charlotte Clements, Magnus Beugglar -- Permanent Red Group / Sandy Kirby -- Melbourne Poster Workshop / Julian Pefanis -- Art Education Under Capitalism / Charles Merewether -- Me and Daphne - Political Cinema / Charles Merewether -- Defeat Formalism in Art / Ian Burn, Nigel Lendon -- Sexism and Education / Bonita Ely -- Women's Art Programme / Bonita Ely & Anna Havana -- A Critique of the Victorian Ministry of the Arts - Tapestry Workshop / Elizabeth Nettleton -- The Woodchip Industry and Protest Art / John Wolseley -- NotesTowards an Open Creative Worhsop - Preston / Rob Dixon -- Architecture for the People / Norman Day -- Debney Park Cable Television - The Beginning of the End / Karen Barrett -- Papers Presented at the Adelaide Seminar: 'The Role and Direction of Public Art" -- 1. Who Decides Which Artist for Any Project? / Noel Sheridan -- 2. Culture, Ideology and Power / Brian Medlin -- 3. The Nature of art and Some Implications for Public Policy / Donald Brook -- 4. The South Australian Government Cultural Policy / Julie Ewington -- The Tin Sheds: A Rose by Another Name? / Chips Mackinolty -- The Mode of Production Best Suited to Leisure / Bernard Smith -- Art and Leisure / Lawrence Bendle -- Uranium and the State / Peter Wardle -- Political Theatre: Is It Obsolete? / Bill Garner -- Uranium Comic.
This anthology documents the Australian artists who were challenging Malcolm Fraser's Liberal Party rule on a 'cultural/ideological front'. It has 40 essays on community radio; Nindeebiya Aboriginal Workshop, Melbourne murals (1924 -1940); community art; poster art women's art; protest art (against woodchipping); the Tin Sheds; political theatre etc.