Why Produce Art? / by Geoff Harrison

I often think of the cave paintings of the first Australians and I've wondered what prompted them to produce those images.  It can only be one thing – a desire to tell a story,  and if they had a story to tell thousands of years ago, we have a story to tell today.  I think it's encumbered on all of us to tell that story, if only to ourselves.

If painting is not your thing, then perhaps drawing, printmaking, sculpting, writing, playing a musical instrument, photography, acting or building something simply because it's you.  Something you can do that defines you as a unique individual with your own particular talents that you've had since day one.  And to me, that's what it's all about.