Australian Artists and Archaeologists in the Sweet Land of Cyprus
"Including artists was an experiment in an ongoing debate to widen the parameters of research" wrote Richard Green in 1996 on the occasion of the first Paphos Theatre installation, Images, Vestiges, Shadows held in the Maclaurin Hall, University of Sydney. "Artists", he suggested "produced results of a different order"Yo Artists and archaeologists are related in their passion for the material culture of the past, but each has a different way of looking and interpreting. The "impulse for life" identified in the ancient hymn to Ishtar/Aphrodite can be given nuance by the intricacy of archaeology. The inclusion of artists in the excavation of ancient architecture has proved a catalyst for looking freshly at the contemporary world.
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