NiTRO + Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Community

I live in Lismore in northern NSW and in 2017 it was devastated by a major flood. Ex-cyclone Debbie had travelled down Queensland’s coast, into the Northern Rivers and hit with a vengeance … I had the urge to provide a space for community reflection on that flood and

Impediments to inclusion permeate the arts, empowered by assumptions about quality expression, talent, the nature of art, and who can and cannot make it. These views are broadly internalised by the outliers many of us want to involve in creation, maximising their repressive powers.