Art Was Their Weapon: the History of the Perth Workers' Art Guild

Author(s): Dylan Hyde


The Workers' Art Guild was a left-leaning political force and influential cultural movement of the 1930s and 1940s in Perth. Police and intelligence arms kept close tabs on the Guild and its members, jailing some and intimidating many others prior to and during the period of the banning of the Communist Party in Australia.

The book covers the personal and professional lives of key figures such as writer Katharine Susannah Prichard and theatre maverick Keith George, while charting the influence of the Communist Party on Western Australian artists.


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  • : 9781925815740
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : Fremantle Press
  • : 0.456
  • : October 2019
  • : 2.6 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters X 23.3 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 360
  • : Paperback
  • : Dylan Hyde