This week’s arts news and trending topics

What's in the headlines and what arts news are people talking about this week.
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What caught our readers’ attention this past week? This is the arts news that caught your eye:

Activists will tell you that trans roles should go to trans actors – I disagree
When a certain children’s author is played by a trans performer and a trans character is played by a cis actor, has the world turned on its head?

Recent art prize winners bucking the norms
Artists aren’t generally known for their love of rules and convention, but some recent art prize winners have been inspiring the judges with their novel takes on their art forms.

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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