Arts training is an essential part of an innovative nation

To describe creative arts training as a “lifestyle” choice in my view demonstrates a lack of knowledge of what is involved and what is produced. There seems to be no understanding or recognition that artists/arts workers are trained professionals who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and adept. They are also highly employable in many industry sectors… Read More Arts training is an essential part of an innovative nation

I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice”

Apparently, we appear to have reached the point in Australia where pursuing a creative career is considered a “lifestyle choice”. One that won’t lead to satisfactory career or economic outcomes, and is therefore unworthy of government assistance. Source: I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice” NB: I couldn’t believe what I… Read More I was surprised to learn my career is actually a ”lifestyle choice”

Duran Duran Were Always Great | Music Aficionado

Thirty-five years ago, a little baby band called Duran Duran seemed poised to be critics’ darlings. They certainly had the right pedigree. Influenced by David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and Roxy Music, they’d slogged it out on the Birmingham, England, post-punk club scene alongside future indie heroes like the Lilac Time’s Stephen Duffy and the Jacobites’ Dave… Read More Duran Duran Were Always Great | Music Aficionado