City arts don’t have a monopoly on excellence Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Australia’s ‘big’ problem – what to do with our ageing super-sized statues? In a nation now littered with at least 200 Big Things, there is a sizeable problem. What to do with them as they age and wear out? Artists on film – is Australia on trend? (locked) With the recent release of two feature films about Australian artists, we take a look at the hidden agendas and the broader context. Exchange, don't appropriate (Premium locked content) Is cultural appropriation a racist act or just run-away political correctness? And how can the arts ensure a more sensitive approach to cultural exchange? How public art is adapting to our changing world (Premium locked content) Public art is leaving the ‘plonk’ method behind, evolving into meaningful art works that hold great value for the wider community. (Premium content) Premium content Lindy Hume Monday 27 October, 2014 When a Townsville-born show is up for an award against metropolitan arts giants, it’s time to stop talking down to regional arts. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Lindy Hume is Artistic Director of Opera Queensland.