Inspire60: Belinda Hanrahan

VIDEO: Inspiration is not reserved for the majors. Belinda Hanrahan proves that regional galleries can think big while delivering inspiration to the grassroots.
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Belinda Hanrahan; Photo ArtsHub

Our regional and metropolitan galleries are some of the most inspiring spaces within our sector, and yet they often stand outside the “stage lights” of the art world.

Why that is remains a mystery, given that these cultural centres proportionally touch just as many people as the majors, impacting Australians at a grassroots community level – and successfully debunking the arts’ “elitist” tag.

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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