Counter-urban movement city arts doesn’t see

The absence of major performing arts companies at the key regional arts conference indicates a failure to see the vitality outside city limits.
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Poncho Army, Mural of Kate Leigh in Dubbo

Lindy Hume, Artist Director, Opera Queensland, believes that regional Australia needs to undergo a huge re-branding exercise.

‘The big thing is shifting the mindset to a more assertive position, so we assume an even playing field,’ she said.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina