This is Not Art

October 2, 2014


Around the country a brain drain is taking artists from smaller towns to the big cities. Talk with writers who made the move from their hometown to the big smoke.


Michele Lee

Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and author whose memoir, Banana Girl, was published by Transit Lounge in 2013. Her play ‘See How The Leaf People Run’ won an AWGIE award for Best Original Radio Play in 2013. She writes about identity, race ...

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Alan Vaarwerk

Alan Vaarwerk is a writer, editor and GIF enthusiast. His fiction and reviews have appeared in Griffith REVIEW, Stilts, Readings Monthly and ABR. He grew up in Grafton, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now lives in Melbourne, where he studies editing and ...

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Claire Campbell

Claire Campbell is a South Australian regional journalist with Fairfax Media telling news in engaging, creative ways through printed word, video and social media. Meeting interesting folk and retelling their stories is my favourite part of her job.

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Claire Sullivan

Claire Sullivan was a Raw Comedy Finalist in 2011 and has performed two successful shows at the Melbourne International Comedy festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. She appears frequently on the Melbourne stand-up comedy scene and is a regular host on SYN fm

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