+ Climate change will have a significant impact
on the environment and on social well-being if
the current projections continue through this
+ The best that the majority of working contemporary
artists can hope for is a paltry, uneven return
for their creative effort.
+ Make no mistake this is one of the hardest games
in town. The odds of enduring financial success
for an artist working in any field in Australia
are longer than on a Melbourne Cup outsider.
+ Although my own experience has been with popular
music and we were eventually able to build a sustainable
career, nothing comes easily in the performing
+ Some people are born with the necessary gift,
and some work hard to build on the few gifts they
+ The infamous quote of Hobbes to the effect that
life is brutish, nasty and short accurately
describes the career prospects for many performing
and visual artists.
+ I happen to think that early exposure to the
Arts, particularly through some kind of Arts education
but also exposure in the home and the community
can instil in a young person an enthusiasm for
the Arts, and a greater sense of cultural, societal
roots ; and , dare I say, a broader cultural understanding
+ Too often in politics, there are fallacious
either/or arguments put up as a justification
or an excuse for an action or view which is skewed
in such a way as too suggest that there is only
one acceptable choice.