Alice Pung [Photo © Olivia Tran]

March 29, 2016

Alice Pung

Artists spend so long creating their work and attempting originality, to have this taken away easily is an insult to their craft.

Photo by Olivia Tran

Sally Rippin [Photo © Olivia Tran]

March 1, 2016

Sally Rippin

I am fascinated by people: the relationships between them and what drives them to act the way they do. Creating art is my way of making sense of the world.

Photo by Olivia Tran

February 2, 2016

Ben Ward

I began painting to share my cultural knowledge with others. Art gives me an opportunity to express myself and tell the traditional Miriwoong stories.

Bibi Barba [Photo © Bryan Sun]

November 4, 2015

Bibi Barba

For those who appreciate my work and want to reuse it, I do expect to be fairly paid.

Photo by Bryan Sun

September 9, 2015

Susan Hawthorne

As a writer, the challenge is always to find the right form and structure.

Gus Warren [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 31, 2015

Gus Warren

As a Surveyor, you are called upon to make information based, sound, reasonable judgements based on method, law and precedence.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Ramesh Nithiyendran [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 30, 2015

Ramesh Nithiyendran

Despite our necessary contribution to the cultural life of this country, many artists continue to struggle economically. While we are (in a way) privileged to be able to make art and contribute to public discourse, artists do need to be protected from exploitation.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Lachlan Philpott [Photo © Bryan Sun]

July 20, 2015

Lachlan Philpott

…I am such a strong advocate of supporting writers to connect to their own voice. It’s very different from emulating other people’s work. The significance of a writer’s own voice is an important thing to preserve…It is not only worth nurturing and supporting, it is worth protecting.

Photo by Bryan Sun

Image Credit: Carriageworks exterior, Sydney Contemporary 2018. Photo by Jacquie Manning.

Image Credit: Winnie Dunn, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Omar Sakr at the Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist event. Photo: Belinda Rolland

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