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by stapletonm
posted 03/10/2018

Keep your eye on

Arts Thursday 4th October 2018


Join Maisy Stapleton for stories in the arts.


Sydney Craft Week is being staged for the second year by the Australian Design Centre.

This year it’s a festival of creativity and making, with a theme of mindful making – exploring how working with your hands provides opportunities to relax and connect. There are school holiday activities, evening events and opportunities to witness the work and wisdom of makers at every level.

I’ll be joined in the studio by Festival Directors Lisa Cahill and Penny Craswell to discuss the many events, exhibitions, workshops and talks around Craft Week. With over 89 venues participating, in 48 suburbs you’ll have every opportunity to participate over the 10 days from Friday 5 October – Sunday 14 October.

In the second half of the program the focus is on the role of arts in supporting illness.

Mental illness touches many in our communities and its impact is felt not only by the individual suffering this condition, but also by their families and those around them.

Minding Madness is a theatre project produced by Improvising Change. It focuses on the stories of children with mentally ill parents and sets out to share their stories through a performance uniting a verbatim script with physical theatre.

Minding Madness has been developed in collaboration with communities and health services and I’ll be joined in the studio by the members of Improvising Change to discuss the performance and their work in supporting health through the arts.

It will be presented on Thursday 18th October at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Redfern.


Minding Madness – and booking tickets: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/project-minding-madness/

Improvising Change: https://www.improvisingchange.com/

Australian Design Centre: https://australiandesigncentre.com/

Sydney Craft Festival: https://australiandesigncentre.com/sydneycraftweek/


The whole program can be heard on demand through the Arts Thursday page http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ by clicking on the date 4th October 2018.

And watch out for individual podcasts at a later date.

Join Maisy Stapleton fortnightly from 10:30 to noon on Arts Thursday for conversations, behind-the-scenes views and coverage of Sydney’s arts events, stories and issues.


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