Artists prove their excellence in public hearing

Artists and arts managers step up to the plate and do the independent and small-to-medium sector proud in the first Senate Inquiry hearing. Read edited extracts of their impassioned opening addresses.
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Photograph from the Brasilia series: Phillip Adams and Matthew Bird 2015

Sharing a small, fluorescent-lit hotel room with a handful of Senators isn’t normal behaviour for many artists or arts managers. Nor is sitting neatly in a row as colleagues read one by one from prepared statements and answer an onslaught of questions from politicians from the Greens and ALP.

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