We’ve got the stereotypes wrong

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Gina Fairley

A new study reveals a surprising picture of Western Sydney artists and arts practitioners, and documents their resilience despite a lack of funding and resources.

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A still of Khaled Sabsabi's 2012 video work, Syria appears on the cover of the report; Image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane. Photograph: courtesy of the artist.

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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