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Art was their weapon : the history of the Perth workers' art guild / Dylan Hyde
Bib ID 8051106
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hyde, Dylan, author
 
Description Fremantle, WA : Fremantle Press Inc., 2019 
© 2019 
365 pages : map ; 24cm 
ISBN 9781925815740 (paperback)
Summary

The Workers' Art Guild was a radical cultural and political force in Perth in the 1930s and 1940s, embracing new ideas in a provincial, isolated city. The Guild's innovative approaches to theatre and art were praised by critics, but its left-wing politics, influenced by the Communist Party of Australia, were denounced by many. Police and intelligence officers kept close tabs on the Guild, censoring its activities and intimidating and jailing its members in the lead-up to World War II. Through the lives of its key players, such as writer Katharine Susannah Prichard and theatre maverick Keith George, Art Was Their Weapon illuminates a fascinating era in Western Australian history.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-345) and index.

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Subjects Workers' Art Guild (Perth, W.A.) -- History.  |  Communist Party of Australia -- Influence.  |  Arts -- Western Australia -- Perth -- History.  |  Guilds -- Western Australia -- History.  |  Perth (W.A.) -- History, Local.  |  Western Australia -- History.  |  Australian

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