What’s Art Got To Do With It: The death and rebirth of the live music industry in Australia

27 September 2019

City Library

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Join us at City Library for this lively talk presented by Paraskevi Kontoleon, teaching academic at the UniSA School of Law and co-author of Music and the Law published by Federation Press.

The 1970s. A thriving era for Australia’s live music industry. Any night of the week you could pop into a bar and stumble across some guy called Paul Kelly or some band called Cold Chisel. All you needed was good music and a drink. Sadly, the industry fell victim to the political movements of the 90s and many iconic Australian venues were forced to shut their doors. Come join us on a historical journey through the decades of live music in Australia, its death and rebirth.

Paraskevi has a background as a legal practitioner and has performed across Australia in bands Dirt Playground and Lipsmack, and in her native language, Greek.

What’s Art Got To Do With It is delivered in partnership with the University of South Australia.

Contact Details

City Library

8203 7203

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City Library

Level 3, Rundle Place, Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

8203 7203


Friday 27 September, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm



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