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This seems odd to me tho as normally there are a number of things going on, if not the Lost Trades or some disastrous craft fair (to ruin my marriage on) then there are the unpaid teacher assist gigs I do at the local school (and really enjoy).

I did drive off to some far away place on the other side of Melbourne recently to put my best foot forward for an artist in residency program at a school in one of those pop up suburbs. The interview went well and I thought I had it in the bag but the principle double booked (he had a meeting counting beans) and so I never met him and suspect this might be a massive disadvantage as far as getting the gig goes.

I'm back at work for Arts Access Victoria tomorrow. I'm lead artist in the Melton SRS's and I admit I do love the people I work with in Melton. Intellectually and physically handicapped people really appreciate it when someone makes an effort to do something cool with them like make art.

The GG Brandis has scuppered this a bit with his elitist "excellence in the arts program". Guess what, no one will be taking money from the ACO or the National Ballet, or the National Gallery of Australia, the money will come from societies least privileged. My 26 weeks a year in Melton, bringing a little sunshine into the lives of those most in need of some sunshine, have now been cut to 8 -9 weeks so thanks Mr Brandis, you really haven't a clue about what you do and I hope that you are out of your job soon... 

There is some talk of a new film or tv series about the people involved in lost trades as well... Wait and see...