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How to fail and why it’s important (Deakin University occasional address)

April 24th, 2013 60 Comments

  I was asked to give a commencement address at Deakin University today. For various reasons (mainly because i’ve never actually finished Uni myself) it felt like kind of a big deal to me. What follows below is my notes of more or less what i said. I kind of winged it in person… Deputy […]

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In Praise of Failure

January 25th, 2010 7 Comments

Success is overrated. Take risks, be experimental, try failing creatively. ONE of the things I’m hoping for more of in the arts this decade is failure. No, I’m not wishing that the nation’s artists and arts companies spend the coming years slipping into decline, bankruptcy and despair. I’m just hoping that they will find ways […]

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No Log(ie)

April 8th, 2008 1 Comment

I’ve just found out that I’ve failed to secure a Logie nomination for Not Quite Art. The good folks at ABC TV had apparently put my name forward for the Graham Kennedy award for the “Most Outstanding New Talent.” It is a sign of just how delusional you (ok I!) can quickly become that i’ve […]

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