A Place Across the River

They Aspired to Create the Victorian Arts Centre
by Vicki Fairfax

Vicki Fairfax’s account of the struggle to build an Arts Centre for all Victorians located in the heart of Melbourne makes for very exciting reading. Set against problems ranging from identifying and securing a site to seeing it completed and in operating mode many years later, the story provides insights into the generosity, creativity and vision of the many people involved. This book, with its hundreds of historic photos, plans and drawings will interest arts academics and architectural enthusiasts alike.


Published by Macmillan Art Publishing 2002
Macmillan Publishers Australia Pty Ltd
627 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Victoria 3141 Australia

ISBN 1876832134 (paperback), 1876832193 (hardback)