All artists are people of growth. It’s like food, you take the good and leave the rest.
I’ve done my time in being broke in Indonesia. Eating Goat soup. Australia’s a developed country, you’ve got a lot of taxes, rents are high and its quite difficult to survive as an artist especially when you are just coming up.
Whereas there’s a wealth of galleries in Australia, everyone’s got a gallery in Australia or wants your work. Because the art scene is smaller in Indonesia, there’s not so much competition.