Should you go international?

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Naima Morelli

Australians no longer need to look overseas to build an arts career but it remains a temptation and a challenge.

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The idea of building a career as an international artist is irresistible to some, terrifying to others. What lies in wait on the other side of the ocean? Great opportunities, eager collectors and fame; or useless struggles, misery and shame? Will there be enough space in the art scene for newcomers overseas? Will the market be more competitive? And most importantly – is doing something drastic like moving out of Australia the only choice?

About the author

Naima Morelli is an arts writer and curator who specialized in Italian contemporary art and art from the Asia-Pacific area.