We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalising content and advertising. To learn more, check out our Privacy Policy


by stapletonm
posted 15/07/2020

New moves – textiles, arts advocacy and Woollahra’s cultural initiatives 16 July 2020

This Thursday, Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers join you to explore arts initiatives that have pushed through the Covid19 lockdown.

First up we speak with Jo Jansyn, Cultural Development Coordinator at Woollahra Council about how Council has stayed active in the community over the last months with the development of Creative Hoardings ; the new Art Gallery and the Small Sculpture Prize this year.

Glenn Barkley

The Australian Design Centre reopened recently with the exhibition Open House: Tamworth Textiles Triennial on tour from Tamworth Regional Gallery. The curator is Glenn Barkley and the exhibition showcases contemporary textile practice in Australia – showing how textile practice has developed, often in surprising ways.

Maisy talks to Glenn about the exhibition, his interest in textiles and curatorial approach to this exhibition.

Joy Ivers Acid Woman – detail

This is the final venue for the tour so the last chance to see the show which finishes on 29th July.

Then Paula speaks with renowned Australian landscape painter Idris Murphy who, with artist Joe Frost and musician and sculptor John Turier have launched “I AmArt Support” – a project aimed at highlighting the crucial role of artists in society as well as their plight in these times; a veritable ‘call to arms’ for visual artists to promote this important issue – to ensure it is kept front and centre to support artists’ work as well as each other.


For further information:

Open House at the Australian Design Centre : https://australiandesigncentre.com/open-house-tamworth-textile-triennial/

Idris Murphy: http://www.idrismurphy.com/

Woollahra Council arts and culture: https://www.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/community/arts_and_culture

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: https://sculptureprize.woollahra.nsw.gov.au/


If you miss the program you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 16 July 2020

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

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!