When COVID pushed the pause button, it gave us the chance to reflect on better ways of doing things and it accelerated change. Lindy Hume reports on the surge in hyper-local and socially engaged creativity that happened as a result, and asks if it’s now time to look at Australia’s cultural landscape through a regional lens.

Big hART
Ella Togo, Logan Adams and Sean Sambo taking photographs on Country as part of a Big hART program. Photo © Claire Leach

Limelightreaders will surely have arts-in-the-pandemic story fatigue. We all know how tough these last couple of years have been for people whose work and lifeblood is making and sharing art experiences. Endlessly discussing it is exhausting. In writing this piece, I seek to frame...