Why artists live in regional Australia

Although cities get the lion’s share of funding, regional towns are home to many of Australia most creative people.
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Deciding to live in the relative isolation of a remote or regional place is a radical choice when you’re accustomed to the comforts, conveniences and work prospects of cities.

Yet moving to the country to make art is a decision made consciously and purposefully by many Australian artists, because it’s here, away from the white noise of the urban landscape, that we’re our most productive, focused and inspired.

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Lindy Hume
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Lindy Hume is Artistic Director of Opera Queensland.