Lindy Hume: Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia

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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

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Bathurst, NSW 2795

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HIGHLIGHT EVENT: Opera, theatre and festival director Lindy Hume will present her paper ‘Restless Giant: Changing Cultural Values in Regional Australia’ in Bathurst on February 28 as part of the Currency House Platform Papers.

Lindy will be joined in a panel by top regional performing arts professionals Vic McEwan, Adam Deusien and Kylie Shead.

Ms Hume’s persuasive and aspirational paper outlines the current Australian regional arts landscape and opens discussion on the possibility of creating a tantalizing opportunity for our regional and urban arts communities, namely, creating a truly integrated national arts landscape.

Lindy Hume, a longtime convert to country living, puts the case for better understanding between arts practitioners and authorities in the metropolitan and regional centres. Artists in the regions, she says, are seen in the city as ‘poor cousins’; but this view is badly mistaken and a lost opportunity. Through colourful portraits of artistic innovation in small towns and communities, Hume traces the rise of a more assertive, even radical state of mind. She discards the cosy qualities of backyard creativity described in Lyndon Terracini’s 2007 Platform Paper, A Regional State of Mind, seeing instead the stirrings of a restless giant: a rebellious counter-urban movement ready to make a profound impact on the national culture. As an artist living in regional NSW, she finds it an ideal place to develop new performance work, and argues that more flow and greater integration between the regional and metropolitan arts ecosystems could, over time, reshape Australia’s cultural identity.


Panel Members
Vic McEwan Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellowship recipient, comtemporary artist and director of the Cad Factory based in the Riverina.
Adam Deusien Theatre director, founder of Lingua franca and Arts NSW Regional Arts Fellowship recipient.
Kylie Shead Creative Producer at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.


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