City arts don’t have a monopoly on excellence

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Lindy Hume

When a Townsville-born show is up for an award against metropolitan arts giants, it’s time to stop talking down to regional arts.

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Townsville-born show Abandon: Image: DANCENORTH

I’m probably one of the few leaders of Australia’s 28 Major Performing Arts companies who actually lives in regional Australia. That's where I'm most at home and where my heart is, but I love urban life too. I'm drawn to the connectedness rather than the separateness of the different worlds I inhabit: and my hope for the future of the arts in Australia is a more integrated arts ecosystem.

About the author

Lindy Hume is Artistic Director of Opera Queensland.