Recent attendances reaffirm value of IRL experiences

Summer equals open studio trails and festival for many, and recent attendances confirm the value of those ‘IRL’ experiences.

Everyone would agree that we are not past the pandemic yet. Daily numbers continue to be charted, our workplaces are impacted with sick colleagues, and for many there is still that ‘wobbly feeling’ of uncertainty around large crowds or attendances at events.

Despite these challenges, people are committed to supporting the arts’ return – and the numbers are showing it.

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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