Why I did a Reality TV show for my arts practice

We talk to Blown Away contestant Tegan Hamilton on the wins, and pains, of art-based reality TV, and its career impact.

Tegan Hamilton vacillated at first, and then said no to Netflix.

But the now Melbourne-based glass blower was able to quell her disappointment when she was offered a place on Series 2 of Blown Away, a reality TV show that puts creativity on the line, pitting glass blowers against each other. Elliot Walker, the 32-year-old British artist, went on to win.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina