ICYMI: the week’s arts news

Opera comes to Cockatoo Island, mental health day streaming, phone art, jazz in WA, plus more arts news.

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TALKS: Join Create NSW on Tuesday 5 October for three online panel discussions (registrations required) on a range of thought-provoking topics, including: 

STREAMED CONVERSATION: Get insights into Abdul-Rahman Abdullah’s sculptural practice in our Lunchtime Artist Talk conversation with Mikala Tai, co-curator of I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2 – explorations of diasporic experience – as an idea, a lived reality and an elusive sense of cultural geography. The event was hosted by Campbelltown Arts Centre in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and International Curators Forum in August and is available to watch via YouTube.

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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

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