Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert took aim at the often-paralysing traits of fear and perfectionism in her talk on "How to be creative" at the All About Women festival this week.
Image: A different kind of Art
Speaking at the sold-out session at the Sydney Opera House, the author of Eat Pray Love, Committed and The Signature of All Things, urged women to get past their need to produce perfect work before letting it loose on the world. ‘If you want to live a creative life somehow you have to take on your perfectionism,’ she said, adding that it was a particularly huge issue for women who often held themselves back from fear of failure or judgement whereas men would jump in.
This content is only available to members of ArtsHub
Join Now for instant access!
A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to:
- Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly
- Keep up to date with the latest industry news
- Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides
- Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily
- Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder
... and much, much more.
Join Now and join the Australian arts community today