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by stapletonm
posted 17/02/2021

Looking Glass & New Requiem 18 February 2021

Arts Thursday 

Join Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers this Arts Thursday to meet two very special gusts.

Hetti Perkins

Hetti Perkins has worked with Indigenous artists for over 30 years as a curator, as well as a writer and presenter, in particular for the ABC documentary art and soul and on colour theory for SBS. For many years, she was the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of NSW and now works as a freelance Curator. Hetti’s strong commitment to supporting and advocating for Indigenous artists and communities resonates throughout her approach to her life and work.

Hetti recently worked with artists Judy Watson and Yhonni Scarce on an exhibition Looking Glass which opened at Tarrawarra Art Museum in Victoria and will travel throughout Australia over the next few years.

Hetti speaks to us about the two artists and their work, the exhibition Looking Glass at Tarrawarra as well as her approach to curating Indigenous artists’ work.

Paul Stanhope

Award-winning composer Paul Stanhope has spent 20 years composing a new Requiem, the music performed at a Catholic funeral mass.

Requiems traditionally offer hope and comfort to the bereaved, while they memorialise the departed. They have a long tradition of performance – not only for funerals – and a long line of composers who have written their own versions of the form. Few requiems have been composed in recent times.

Paul will be speaking to us about the traditions of the requiem, former composers in this genre and we will be able to listen to excerpts from his new composition.

Paul Stanhope is the Associate Professor of Composition and Director of the Chamber Choir at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Paul Stanhope’s Requiem will be performed by The Sydney Chamber Choir, conducted by the composer, at City Recital Hall on 13 March 2021.


Looking Glass exhibition: https://www.twma.com.au/exhibitions/looking-glass-judy-watson-and-yhonnie-scarce/

Hetti Perkins: https://artdaily.com/news/127721/Hetti-Perkins-appointed-Curator-of-4th-National-Indigenous-Art-Triennial#.YCy2degzZPY

Yhonnie Scarce: https://www.artistprofile.com.au/yhonnie-scarce/

Judy Watson: https://www.artistprofile.com.au/judy-watson/

Sydney Chamber Choir bookings for performance of A New Requiem: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/paul-stanhope-a-new-requiem/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA962BBhCzARIsAIpWEL2Bh7Zla4vri0euENaBE8j99iEfuigV_2BZBQwxdBK-YWNBbV8uTvQaAqL1EALw_wcB

Paul Stanhope: http://paulstanhope.com/


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 18 February 2021.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers every fortnight from 10:30 to noon.


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