Complex by the Yarra. "The Place Across the River: The Story of the Building of the Victorian Arts Centre" by Vicki Fairfax. [review]
The Victorian Arts Centre is not the Sydney Opera House, but, in its humbler way, it is also a miraculous creation. The reader of Vicki Fairfax's account will be struck by the serendipitous way in which the institution came into existence and achieved its present, and now seemingly inevitable, form. But that reader must grapple first with the more fundamental question of what in fact constitutes the Arts Centre.