I’ve written a couple of fun-to-make articles in the last few months.
The first, for Artshub, is about was meant to be about ‘maintaining a cutting-edge arts practice while living regionally’. Which it is about, though probably not in the way they were expecting as it argues, in essence, that moving to ‘the sticks’ might be the best move you can make to sharpen up your practice. You can read it here.
The second, for Meanjin, is about stats. Hot hot stats. I am passionate fan of spreadsheets (they are my first preference for every document!) and of data. The article looks at a new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which measures, for the first time, the significant economic contribution of the creative industries to Australia’s economy. Yes, you read that right, the creative industries are givers not takers, in economic terms as well in all the other ways. It’s no longer available through their site but you can read it here.
In between writing them I took a friend to visit the Coolgardie Camel Farm which you should do to if you are coming to Kalgoorlie for the Regional Arts Australia Summit in October. Which you should do, for all sorts of reasons but especially because CAMELS.
I’m a reading fiend at the moment, so send me suggestions.