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by stapletonm
posted 31/05/2017

Arts Thursday 1 June 2017.


This Arts Thursday, join Maisy Stapleton exploring aspects of Asian culture in Australia and a multi art form production by women artists.

Amanda squareSeven Stories is premiering at the Vivid Festival on June 3rd at the City Recital Hall.

The music for Seven Stories is composed by seven women, performed by Ensemble Offspring with video-art by Sarah-Jane Woulahan and storyline by theatre-writer Hilary Bell. ,

Text, visuals and music are interwoven to reveal seven stories that, it is said, form the basis for all myths, legends and literature.

Composer and musician Amanda Brown will join us in the studio to speak of the vision for Seven Stories and how she and her formidable teammates worked collaboratively to produce this very special piece.

For further information about Seven Stories go to: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/seven-stories and about Amanda Brown: http://www.amandabrowncomposer.com/Welcome.html

ASIAN INTERSECTIONS is an ongoing theme for Arts Thursday this year and there are two interviews in this program exploring links with Asian culture in Australia.






I’ll be speaking to Deborah Emmett, who owns Tradition Textiles with her husband Riyaz Hakim. They work with artisans in India who make the textiles, shawls, scarves, clothing and home items that you can purchase in their shop.

Deborah herself is a designer and she works closely with the craftsmen whose exquisite pieces she sells in the shop.

If you’ve ever wondered about the origin of pashminas, of superb embroidery and skilled craftsmanship that goes into making Indian textiles, tune in to hear about the makers of these items.

For further information on Tradition Textiles go to: http://www.traditiontextilesandjewellery.com/ and about Deborah Emmett designs go to: http://www.deborahemmettprintdesigns.com/

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Then to the Nan Tien Institute building in Wollongong – a Campus building, Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, completed in 2015 and designed with Buddhist principles.

I speak with Alan Duffy, a senior architect with Woods Bagot Architects, who worked in close collaboration with the Nan Tien Temple group, to design a modern educational building – the Nan Tien Institute.

Both Alan and the Venerable Juefang, General Manager of the Hsing Yun Education Foundation speak about the striking design, its development and construction and how it relates to Buddhist values as well as contemporary architectural form.

For further information about the Nan Tien Institute: http://www.nantien.edu.au/campus and about Woods Bagot architects: https://www.woodsbagot.com/projects/nan-tien-institute-and-cultural-centre and Alan Duffy: http://alanjduffy.com/about



If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 1 June 2017.

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations with leaders in the arts and regular coverage of Sydney’s exciting arts events.

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