by stapletonm
posted 29/11/2017

THE INSIDE STORY – Dutch Masters; Sydney Festival


Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton covers some major events in Sydney on Thursday 28 November from 10:30am till noon, as well as a special local performance.

Wesley Enoch

Wesley Enoch

We meet again this year with Wesley Enoch the Director of the Sydney Festival who gives us the inside story on this year’s program of over 150 events, including the strong indigenous program Blak Out and fabulous premier performances in music, dance and theatre as well as the visual arts.




Peter Raisis

Peter Raissis

Then we step back in time to the glorious exhibition of Dutch Masters now showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. Curator of European Prints and Drawings at the AGNSW, Peter Raissis, gives us an overview of the exhibition Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age – Masterpieces from The Rijksmuseum and an insight into a number of the works.




Bahmen re jiggedFinally, a window on to a local performance. One of the 2017 Woollahra Council’s artists in residence Bahman Kermany, talks to us about his residency and his great interest in Iranian music and musical instruments.




The whole program can be heard through the Arts Thursday page by clicking on the date 30 November.

And watch out for individual podcasts at a later date.

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.


Wesley Enoch

Sydney Festival this year plays from 6-28 January 2018, in Sydney’s centre and in the west. For further information and to book tickets go to:

Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age is on until 18 February 2018. For further information go to: (Details of works from the exhibition can be seen below.)

There is a joint Festival of Sydney event with Rembrandt exhibition: Rembrandt Live  –

Bahman Kermany will be presenting at the Double Bay Library on Saturday 9 December at 1:00pm. For information and bookings for the event go to: and for information on Bahman’s work go to:

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