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Well done everyone and don’t give up! ... See MoreSee Less
Such a great message about the value of doing things without the weight of expectations to excel! 🙌🏻“When I was 15, I spent a month working on an archeological dig. I was talking to one of the archeologists one day during our lunch break and he asked those kinds of ‘getting to know you,’ questions you ask young people: Do you play sports? What’s your favorite subject? And I told him, no I don’t play any sports. I do theater, I’m in choir, I play the violin and piano, I used to take art classes.
And he went WOW. That’s amazing! And I said, ‘
‘Oh no, but I’m not any good at ANY of them.”
And he said something then that I will never forget and which absolutely blew my mind because no one had ever said anything like it to me before: ‘ I don’t think being good at things is the point of doing them. I think you’ve got all these wonderful experiences with different skills, and that all teaches you things and makes you an interesting person, no matter how well you do them.’
And that honestly changed my life. Because I went from a failure, someone who hadn’t been talented enough at anything to excel, to someone who did things because I enjoyed them. I had been raised in such an achievement-oriented environment, so inundated with the myth of Talent, that I thought it was only worth doing things if you could ‘Win’ at them.”
Kurt Vonnegut: ... See MoreSee Less
Love Kurt Vonnegut. Such a wonderful soul.
FYIAs a proud supporter of the Australian music industry, Virgin Australia are pleased to announce that they will be reintroducing the complimentary Musicians baggage allowance from Monday, November 30.
Artists can now access 3 pieces of checked luggage at 23kg per piece when travelling domestically within Australia.
For details on how to claim this discount along with all others that we have on offer, log into your Music Victoria account here: www.musicvictoria.com.au/login/
To sign up as a Music Victoria member, head here: www.musicvictoria.com.au/membership-account/membership-levels/ ... See MoreSee Less
Representation is vital!
Michelle Yeoh talks about the positive changes she’s seeing occur in the film industry with regards to age and race. ... See MoreSee Less
I wonder how diverse the Asian and Indian film industries are and why it is especially incumbent on the 'western' film industry to be diverse. I mean, I think it's great that it is, but maybe we should also watch many more foreign films?
Captivating! ... See MoreSee Less
Lissie Mary Geyer !!!
Absolutely exquisite and magical. WOW
Ana Garcia Pinto Tyzzer
Yup 👍 ... See MoreSee Less
~Love Don't Run~💘
Coleen C Kimbro
#foresakenheartandwanderingsoul ... See MoreSee Less
😢The Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney to close due to COVID-19 lockdown, the shift to smartphone photography & funding cuts.
’Opened in 1974... the organisation lost multi-year state and Australia Council funding in 2019... It was ineligible for rescue and recovery money from Create NSW.’
”The ACP board announced Thursday it had made the ’painful decision‘ to cease its programs at its Darlinghurst gallery and ’hibernate’ while it restructures the organisation to protect it from ’ongoing financial losses‘...
December 16 will be the last day for the ACP's four full-time, two part-time staff and 15 casual tutors in what its director and chief executive Pierre Arpin describes as the latest in a series of hard knocks for the arts sector.
ACP chairman Michael Blomfield said in a statement: ’In the face of massively reduced income in the COVID era, and the reality that our organisation will not receive any operational funding from federal or state funding bodies for the next three years as a minimum, it is clear that continuing to operate in our current form is a pathway to extinction’. “
photo: Brooke Mitchell ... See MoreSee Less
Killed by technology and government support and ignorance .
The further a society drifts from the truth the more they hate those who speak it. ----Orwell
I am so sad to see this Suellen. I started working at 5the ACP in Oxford St Paddington soon after it opened. It’s philosophy of combining galleries with photo workshops was such a success and that facility should never have been sold. Another cultural icon destroyed by greed and our neo liberal world.
The ACP Board who decided to sell the building which was gifted to the ACP which housed the community of photography artists teachers students & important events should never have been allowed to sell it should have been blocked!
Killed by mismanagement . Who sold the building ? Why ? That needs a major article . I was at the early formation meetings for ACP . It took 10 years to get that building - a great gift to the photographic community . So who sold it ? Why ? We need to know .