Expert Comment On Nick Cave Statue

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Expert comment on Nick Cave statue —


A giant statue of musician Nick Cave could take pride of place in his home town of

Warracknabeal, with the local council saying it will consider the idea.


The singer has backed a statue portraying him bare-chested, on a rearing stallion,

and the local mayor has said a statue of Cave could be an added tourist attraction

for the small Victorian town.


Is there a lack of statues celebrating Australia’s musical heroes?


What kind of statue would be appropriate for a trailblazing artist like Nick Cave?


RMIT University lecturer Barry Hill has spent more than two decades working in the

Australian music industry.


Mr Hill has performed with leading Australian artists and collaborating

internationally on a range of music and multimedia projects.


He has published research papers on contemporary Australian music culture and

electronic music.


A lecturer in Music Industry Studies at RMIT, Mr Hill is available for comment on

proposals for Nick Cave to be commemorated with a statue in his home town.


For interviews: RMIT University’s Barry Hill, (03) 9925 3789 or 0414 877 677.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.



24 June, 2008






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