The entrenched problem in Australia is that many sectors of the Art world are seen as backward, romantic crap, and hardly warrant a passing mention (at least a skilled, professional, balanced mention) in media — print or web. Photography is out of favour in Art schools for the same reason: it's still not widely accepted as a legitimate art form and digital isn't doing the established doyens in traditional photography any favours! I take an active interest in the traditional arts (brush+canvas, drawing etc.)observing the huge amount of interest these fields get compared to photography. That the ABC cut its Sunday Arts program is typical of 'trimming fat' where it is not needed, presumably on the premise of "diminished relevance" or lack of interest? Well, that's one more timeslot I can put to good use behind a camera someplace...