Why artists live in regional Australia

Although cities get the lion’s share of funding, regional towns are home to many of Australia most creative people.

Deciding to live in the relative isolation of a remote or regional place is a radical choice when you’re accustomed to the comforts, conveniences and work prospects of cities.

Yet moving to the country to make art is a decision made consciously and purposefully by many Australian artists, because it’s here, away from the white noise of the urban landscape, that we’re our most productive, focused and inspired.

Read the Full article HERE –  published in ArtsHub 2nd February 2017

This article is an extract from the Platform Paper Restless Giant:Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia by Lindy Hume published by Currency House.

Image: DanceNorth Photo: Amber Haines 

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