So much of the Australian art world is way too heavily invested in the old. So the new, that which is less understood, causes anxiety and often fear. The cling-on-by-their-nails attitude to an earlier way of doing things is remarkable for an arts industry claiming to be contemporary.
Ha! The coast is a soft target. I’ve lived in the same house since I was a kid and I can still ride around on my bike with a lemonade ice-block, watching the surf, pretending life hasn’t changed since I was about ten.