Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice
Vol 3 (2009)
Welcome to the third edition of our online, peer reviewed multi-media journal Public Space: The Journal of Law and Social Justice. This edition, our third, is "On Art" and includes: Greta Bird and Nicole Roger's witty and insightful work on the "Art of Judgement". Utilising our multimedia capability, the article includes a virtual performanceof the paper; Marett Leiboff's wonderful characterisation of judges as 18th century connoissuers in "Art, Actually! The Courts and the Imposition of Taste"; Susan Bird's "Aesthetics, Authority and the Outlaw of the Street" which takes a fresh look at the ever changing face of graffiti, and Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios' fascinating analysis of art auctions in "Evidence of Auction House Influence Over Buyer Behaviour and Price Formation in the Australian Art Auction Market". In addition to these peer reviewed articles our Open Space section includes an important reminder of the funding vulnerability of cultural institutions in Kristen van Barneveld's "Australia's Cultural Institutions and the Efficiency Dividend: Not a Pretty Picture". Alexy Buck and Liz Curran provide an important and timely analysis of community and legal access in "Delivery of Advice to Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups: The Need for Innovative Approaches." And finally, we are proud to publish the speech given by Justice Ronald Sackville to the Lawyers and Ethics Eminent Speakers' Series, on 19 May 2009, "Judicial Ethics and Judicial Misbehaviour. Two Sides of the Same Coin?" The series is run by the Law Faculty of the University of Technology, Sydney and Justice Sackville's erudite article is another important contribution to this topic.