I have always said and I have always thought that I would never have achieved what I have… if I hadn't been Australian… I can walk into an exhibition and say that man was born in Australia or that man comes from Australia. Painters from Australia – they have a vastness, a sense of light, a sense of distance that European people do not have. Being an Australian has given me an outgoing (sic), that supplies something to the theatre that is very very difficult to explain. But I believe, I firmly believe that if I had been born in another country I would not have achieved what I have today.