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2024 Sydney Con Jazz Fest Artistic Director

28, May 2024

David Theak is a respected saxophonist, composer and bandleader on the Australian Jazz Scene. He is a lecturer in the jazz unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In his free time, he is also the artistic director of the Sydney Con Jazz Festival. David joined Matt McMahon and Dan Barnett from Blow to speak about the organisation of […]

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Interview With Annie Looby On The Art Of Mindfulness

09, May 2024

On the Art of Mindfulness show, Chris Phillips dived into a lively conversation with actor and psychotherapist, Annie Looby, about creativity, curiosity and the art of mindful self-inqury. Annie share’s her experience with the Hoffman Process, being on retreat with Eckhart Tolle, her beautiful weekend workshop process -Love Code – and the connection between mindfulness and creativity. […]

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Neil Murray from Wurumpi band

18, April 2024

Neil James Murray is one of the founding member of the Warumpi band that has performed for 20 years and produced 3 ground breaking albums and held down a successful solo career since 1989. He was awarded the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year and is regarded as one of Australia’s finest singer songwriters. Neil […]

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Zachary Bennet-Brook – Bondi Sea Wall

21, February 2024

Zachary Bennet-Brook is a Dharawal man from Wollongong whose fascination with the sea and surf inform his art practice. His first ever mural was painted on the Bondi Sea Wall and now he is up to his third in this location. This latest work, entitled Travelling, portrays the connections between us all. The colours represent the […]

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Sam Kim – Bondi Sea Wall

17, February 2024

Sam Kim (aka SamAbsurd) started his art career as a graffiti artist in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. Over time he honed his aerosol skills to become one of the region’s most prolific mural artists. As well as beautifying countless walls, doors, skate parks and humble infrastructure boxes, he has also spent time as a youth worker encouraging […]

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Keith Stanley – Bondi Sea Wall

08, February 2024

Keith Stanley has painted a big colourful octopus nestling in amongst the coral and seaweed on the Bondi Sea Wall. He is inspired by all the creatures in the ocean, and the octopus signifies the protector of the coral and the ocean ecosystems. Keith’s love of ocean creatures as well as the context of Bondi Beach […]

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Natalia Chabadova – Bondi Sea Wall

05, February 2024

Natalia Chabadova (aka Natasha Art) loves travel and art. The two inform a lifestyle that has brought her to Bondi from Slovakia. Her mural entitled Whales Constellation portrays 3 different species of whale floating in an underwater dream world, expressing freedom and liberation. Check out her website for more spiritually inspired art. […]

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Gaston Duflos – Bondi Sea Wall

28, January 2024

Gaston Duflos, aka Gasty, (originally from Argentina) has been creating art in Sydney’s eastern suburbs since 2018. His mural reflects his fascination with beach culture, Sydney icons and a love of cool dogs wearing sunglasses. He’s inspired by the art of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat as well as images from the world of fashion. […]

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Scott Rathman – Bondi Sea Wall

24, January 2024

Scott Rathman (aka Rusted Tin) is an Arrernte artist from east of Alice Springs now based in Semaphore, South Australia. He creates colourful murals in schools all around Australia, and has realised his dream of painting a mural on the Bondi Sea Wall. His work features his signature tag, “Make Kindness the Norm”, and signifies people […]

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Michael Black – Bondi Sea Wall

22, January 2024

Michael’s work stands out from the other murals on the Bondi Sea Wall because it is an impressionist landscape painting as opposed to the highly coloured graphic murals. He gets his ideas from painting in national parks (particularly in the Blue Mountains) and bringing his sketches back to the studio to turn into outdoor public […]

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Kaina Morais – Bondi Sea Wall

18, January 2024

Originally from Brazil, Kaina Morais has created a beautiful mural on the Bondi Sea Wall called The Gatekeeper. It features two jaguars, one black and one yellow (her spirit anima)l, in front of a portal or mandala. It is a very spiritual work with lots of symbolism representing yin and yang, male and female and the […]

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Melnunnie – Bondi Sea Wall

17, January 2024

On the Bondi Sea Wall we meet Matthew Brettschneider aka Melnunnie Art. As Matthew tells us ‘melnunnie’ means red in his traditional language. He is a wiradjuri man who grew up on the Lachlan River. We can see the river in his mural which reflects his love and knowledge of country. Like a lot of indigenous […]

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Blak Douglas – Bondi Sea Wall

16, January 2024

This week we feature ‘Seaweed Mob’, a mural by Archibald finalist and winner, Blak Douglas. The work has since been removed, in this three part interview we’ll hear why. We’ll also talk to Blak about life, art and love, politics and activism – set against the backdrop of some of Blak Douglas’s music: some complex […]

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Michael Gallus – Bondi Sea Wall

14, January 2024

Next in our podcast series of Bondi Sea Wall muralists we meet Michael Gallus (aka Frallus Design). A graphic artist from Sardinia, Michael has made Bondi his home where he loves the lifestyle and creative energy of Bondi Beach. His work portrays the sensations of surfing, which he equates to be like floating on a […]

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Mulga – Bondi Sea Wall

10, January 2024

Since embarking on his art career Mulga has exhibited in over 60 art shows, published 2 books, painted thousands of artworks and murals, won multiple awards and worked with a multitude of big brands.  Mulga (aka Joel Moore) joins us on the Bondi Sea Wall to talk about his fascination with gorillas, Australian animals and iconography. With […]

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Tania Wursig – Bondi Sea Wall

04, January 2024

In this episode of Bondi Sea Wall we feature an alluring mural painted by visual artist Tania Wursig. Tania is an Australian visual artist specialising in portraiture. Since 2011, Tania has embraced a travelling lifestyle, splitting her time between Sydney and the captivating islands of Tahiti. As an artist in residence, she spends three month […]

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Bondi Sea Wall – Intro

02, January 2024

Have you ever wondered who the artists are behind the Bondi Sea Wall murals?  In this podcast series we meet the mural artists who have come from all over the world and around Australia to adorn the Sea Wall at Bondi Beach with colourful, thoughtful and sometimes provocative public art.  From lush tropical jungles to […]

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Interview with Filmdirector Paul Middleditch on his newest film “Uproar”

04, December 2023

Filmdirector Paul Middleditch joins Dave Brown in the show Cinemascape to talk about his newest film: “Uproar”. The 2023 film follows Josh, a 17 year-old student, who is forced to get off the fence he has actively sat on all his life to stand up for himself, his whanau (family) and his future in this […]

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Interview with Katie Thorne – Hot Jazz Picnic

21, November 2023

HOT JAZZ PICNIC HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2024. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Katie Thorne is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who was born and raised in rural NSW (Wiradjuri Country). She describes her music as “sing-in-the-car songs, cry-on-the-walk-home songs, songs so personal I can’t quite believe I’m sharing them.” Her unique sound blends jazz with […]

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Hamed Sadeghi And The Tar

13, May 2023

Arts Tuesday talk with Hamed Sadeghi about his mastery of the tar, a classical Iranian string instrument. He will be performing at the Sydney Opera House on 13 May 2023. […]

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ARTS MONDAY Interview: Casey Green about Inside/Out at the House

02, May 2023

Inside/Out at the House from 1st May to 7th May 2023 During her latest Arts Monday show, our German Intern Sara talked to Casey Green about what is going on at the Opera House at the moment. Casey Green is one of the Producers of Inside/Out at the House which is happening from 1st May […]

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This Cultural Life – Queer as Flux – Arts Thursday interview

16, November 2022

Queer as Flux opens at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Unwrapped Festival on 24th November and runs until 26th of that month. Arts Thursday’s Maisy Stapleton interviewed Zac Callaghan (they/them) about the performance and its inspiration – his own gender transformation and the concept of transformation and flux, rather than stasis, being […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with Phil Bayly

05, November 2022

South Australian-born, Sydney-based Phil Bayly has travelled and exhibited worldwide since the 1970s. After vice-chairing the collective Kick Arts in far north Queensland, he is now based in Sydney, working on personal projects such as self-published artist books. Phil Bayly Exhibition: The view outside Bondi Beach Promenade, 4 – 11 December 2022 Head On Photo […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with Serena Dzenis

05, November 2022

Serena Dzenis is a lens-based artist from Australia who resides in Iceland. She uses her work to tell stories about science, conservation, environmental issues and the future of mankind. 2021 + II: utopia broadcasting is an exhibition that encapsulates everything about human construction : consumerism, the wonders and dangers of science and sheer curiosity. Serena […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with Murray Fredericks

05, November 2022

Murray Fredericks previously photographed a series of large-scale landscape photographs with fire as their central theme. While shooting, he filmed BLAZE, an observational documentary by Academy Award-nominated team Bentley Dean (director) and Tania Nehme (editor). From the start of his career Fredericks process has involved prolonged solo journeys to remote and often extreme locations. Using […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with Jake Nowakowski

05, November 2022

News photographer, Jake Nowakowski’s, Superheroes in lockdown was produced during Melbourne’s restrictive and prolonged 112-day COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The subjects are serious cosplayers who would usually spend their days visiting patients in hospitals or attending Comic-Con events, but just like the rest of the Melbournian population, they were confined to their homes. Jake Nowakowski, […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with John Donegan

05, November 2022

John Donegan is an artist with a background in photojournalism. His artistic practice searches for the beauty in ordinary rhythms of everyday life, often highlighting the seemingly unimportant, insignificant, or unseen. The Broken Creek marks a turning point, whereby Donegan is exploring finding peace within nature and himself. John Donegan, Photojournalist Exhibition: The Broken Creek […]

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ARTS FRIDAY: Head On Photo Festival with Moshe Rosenzveig

04, November 2022

Moshe Rozenveig OAM is the founder, creative director and lead curator of the Head On Photo Festival and he joins us now to provide insight into this year’s Head On Photo Festival program. […]

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THIS CULTURAL LIFE: THE EXHIBITIONISTS

15, May 2022

A history of an institution could be dull, but not when it’s about the Art Gallery of New South Wales and written by Steven Miller, the gallery’s archivist – who writes with style, wit and great knowledge. The book’s title – The Exhibitionists – gives an intriguing idea of what might be inside! Arts Thursday’s […]

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THIS CULTURAL LIFE: PLIABLE PLANES

14, May 2022

Textiles breaking the barriers of technology, form and material.   On Arts Thursday 28 April 2022, Maisy Stapleton visited  the exhibition Pliable Planes, a major exhibition of experimental textiles and fibre practices by leading Australian practitioners at the UNSW galleries. Maisy interviewed Co Curator of the show, Catherine Woolley and artist Kate Scardifield, who worked […]

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THIS CULTURAL LIFE – VOTE FOR ART

14, May 2022

With the 22 federal elections to be held on 21 May 2022, arts voters might like to consider future support for the arts, when making their mind up about candidates and political parties and groups. Arts Thursday, with Maisy Stapleton spoke to Penelope Benton, the Executive Director of NAVA – the National Association for the […]

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designing for art exhibitions

20, January 2022

Renowned architect Richard Johnson speaks of his philosophy and approach when designing exhibitions […]

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SMASHING!

06, January 2022

Window, Cricket Bat is a performance developed for the exhibition Happy Objects now on show at the Australian Design Centre. The exhibition celebrates the power of objects to link us to people and places, ideas and memories. Written by Hilary Bell, Window, Cricket Bat is a collaboration between Griffin Theatre and the Australian Design Centre, […]

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Considering the Arts – Deborah Ely, CEO of Bundanon

19, July 2021

On 13 May Maisy Stapleton spoke to Deborah Ely AM about her role at Bundanon. Bundanon on the Sholhaven River near Nowra was given to the nation by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd in 1993 as a remarkable cultural and environmental asset. For the last 15 years, CEO Deborah Ely has nurtured, developed and transformed its […]

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Considering the Arts … Jennifer Bott

19, July 2021

Jennifer Bott AO joined Maisy Stapleton on Arts Thursday July 8 for a thoughtful discussion on the value of the arts. It was also a nopportunity to to explore Jenny’s stellar career in the arts and in cultural leadership roles. Jenny’s distinguished career has embraced almost every form of the arts from community practice, to […]

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Paul Kelly by Stuart Coupe

03, August 2020

Coupe has written the definitive biography on one of Australia’s greatest rock icons. His book, ‘The Man, The Music and the Life in Between’,  describes insights about the highs and lows of Kelly’s career from humble beginnings to the everlasting legacy we now know today. […]

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ARTS SPECIAL: Coronavirus and Creatives

20, March 2020

A one-off special looking at the impact of coronavirus on the world of Arts. As Australia adapts to life under new rules, Eastside’s Arts programming is changing. In this podcast we ask how Sydney’s Arts scene is adapting. Featuring an in-depth interview with Dr Fiona Stanaway, clinical epidemiologist at the University of Sydney. Also featured […]

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Mayor Paula Masselos Restoring Bondi Pavilion

12, February 2020

Paul & Anthony chat with Waverley Council Mayor Paula Masselos on Arts Monday on Eastside Radio. Paula discusses that the pavilion will stay the centre of the community and remain the centre of arts for the community as well. During the interview she tells us how the whole building is going to be refreshed. To […]

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PJ from Dial Afrika talks with author Sienna Brown

21, November 2019

Sienna Brown, author of Master of My Fate discusses her novel of one man’s story – being born into slavery in Jamaica, later captured as a convict, sent to NSW and imprisoned at Hyde Park Barracks. A wide variety of topics ranging from Brown’s inspiration, characters and the central role of women in the novel […]

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Megan Washington Talks About We Are Twenty

16, October 2019

Megan Washington is curating and performing We Are Twenty, the 20th birthday concert for the City Recital Hall and joining her on the line up will be Queensland innovators Topology, the Luke Howard Trio and Electric Fields. Megan will be performing a brand new work with Topology based on the speeches of Swedish climate activist […]

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The new Artistic Director for Musica Viva talks to Arts Monday

08, October 2019

Paul Kildea, the newly appointed Artistic Director of Musica Viva outlines his vision and previews the 2020 concert season. […]

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ANZAC Memorial Hyde Park with Sylvia Rosenblum

02, October 2019

Caroline Mackaness was responsible for the delivery, on behalf of the Trustees, for the Centenary of Anzac legacy project to complete the original 1930s design vision for the State’s Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park – along with significant new community and education facilities. She was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 2 October 2019, filling us in […]

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Lucy Bloom talks about her memoir “Get the Girls Out” on Arts Friday with Claudia Chan Shaw

20, September 2019

Would you love your name on a plaque, recognising your charitable contributions? Do you donate to causes and charities because helping others improves lives? Giving makes you feel good. Lucy Bloom knows a thing or two about how charities run. Lucy is a writer, speaker and consulting CEO who raised an impressive $7million for an […]

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Sydney XXXL Chapter 4 with Sylvia Rosenblum

18, September 2019

In this chapter, Ed talks of the challenges of an ever-expanding Sydney and nominates the following 5 areas as critical: population, water, geography and topography, transportation and infrastructure, the harbour and waterfront. Remember to download this chapter (and the others) at https://medium.com/sydneyxxxl   […]

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Rushcutters Creek with Sylvia Rosenblum

18, September 2019

On Arts Wednesday 18 September 2019, Sylvia’s guests were Chrissie Kirkwood and Fergus Barker, landscape architecture students from UTS. As a student exercise, they were required to reimagine Rushcutters Creek, once a meandering stream rising in Darlinghurst and emptying into Rushcutters Bay. What is left  is a mainly concrete stormwater channel through an area that […]

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Sydney XXXL Chapter 3 with Sylvia Rosenblum

11, September 2019

On Arts Wednesday 11 September 2019, Sylvia and Ed discuss Chapter 3, which looks at Sydney from the Bicentennial in 1988 up to today. This period is marked by 3 major infrastructure events: the Olympic Games, Barangaroo and Green Square. Remember to go online at https://medium.com/sydneyxxxl to download this chapter, as well as chapters 1 […]

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Music of the Jewish High Holy Days with Sylvia Rosenblum

11, September 2019

On Arts Wednesday 11 September 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Rabbi Benjamin Elton, Chief Minister of the Great Synagogue in Sydney talking about the liturgical music of the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement. Through 4 prayers selected by Rabbi Ben, we look at the history of the service and its specific musical traditions. […]

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BAD Sydney 2019 with Sylvia Rosenblum

04, September 2019

BAD Sydney 2019 is a crime writers’ festival, being held this weekend. Artistic Director, Catherine du Peloux Menage, joined Sylvia in conversation on Arts Wednesday 4 September 2019. […]

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Sydney XXXL Chapter 2 with Sylvia Rosenblum

04, September 2019

Ed Lippmann joins Sylvia in a discussion of Chapter 2, The First 200 Years. The lack of planning, power of developers and shoddy buildings are a feature of Sydney from the earliest days and still beset us! But there’s the good news: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Bicentennial celebrations! Remember you can […]

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Create NSW Funding

02, September 2019

Create NSW has streamlined its funding programs to make them more accessible and less complicated. The current funding round is open with the next round opening in February next year. Arts report Chris Virtue speaks to Grainne Brunsdon, Director of Arts Investment, Engagement & Development at Create NSW, to find out about the changes. For more information […]

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Sydney XXXL Chapter 1 with Sylvia Rosenblum

28, August 2019

Prominent Sydney architect, Ed Lippmann, has written a book called Sydney XXXL. For the next 6 weeks, Arts Wednesday will feature Sylvia in conversation about one of the 6 chapters in the book. Each week, that chapter will be uploaded onto the net where you can download at: Ed introduces his thesis in Chapter 1, […]

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Sedition with Sylvia Rosenblum

28, August 2019

If you were running an Arts Festival, wouldn’t you like to call it Sedition? That’s exactly what Toby Creswell has done and it looks at the 70s: music, theatre, film, art and more. Toby was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 28 August 2019. […]

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Birds and Bones with Sylvia Rosenblum

21, August 2019

During the course of July/August 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Dr Jacqueline Nguyen, ornithologist and palaeontologist at the Australian Museum. In a six-part series, entitles Birds and Bones, Jacqueline took us through a unique view of birds, via fossil bones. The six episodes are: What does an ornithologist do? Australia: the birth place of song birds […]

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The Collaborator with Sylvia Rosenblum

21, August 2019

Our patience has been rewarded! After a long wait, acclaimed author, Diane Armstrong has published a new novel: The Collaborator. Based on an historical event in the darkest days of the Holocaust, Diane has woven a gripping story. She was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 21 August 2019. […]

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Poisoned Chalice – Peter Hall and the Opera House – Anne Watson speaks with Maisy Stapleton

15, August 2019

Peter Hall was the young talented architect chosen to continue Jorn Utzon’s wotk on the Sydney Opera House. What seemed to be the opportunity of a lifetime tirned out to be a poisoned chalice. Dr Anne Watson speaks to Maisy Stapleton about her PhD research and subsequent book on Hall’s work and fate. […]

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Living Treasures – Potters Prue Venables and Alison Britton with Maisy Stapleton

15, August 2019

Living Treasure, potter Prue Venables and fellow ceramic artist Alison Britton OBE speak to Maisy Stapleton about their craft […]

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Jennifer Irwin – Costume Designer speaks to Maisy Stapleton

15, August 2019

Multi-awarded Australian costume designer Jennifer Irwin speaks to Maisy Stapleton about her craft. […]

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Songs of Home with Sylvia Rosenblum

14, August 2019

Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 14 August 2019 was Dr Matthew Stephens, curator of Songs of Home, the latest exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. The conversation took an idiosyncratic walk through the exhibition, via 8 of the 60 music tracks you can hear when you visit. The tracks were selected by Matthew and range […]

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Bligh: Hero or Villain with Sylvia Rosenblum

07, August 2019

On Arts Wednesday 7 August 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Dr Stephen Gapps, curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum, talking about the latest exhibition Bligh: Hero or Villain. You probably know most about the man from either primary school history or Hollywood, where Bligh is always the villain, undone by the loveable rogue, Fletcher Christian. […]

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Paul Neeson from Monday Arts caught up with the Kweens of Comedy – Dazza and Keif

17, July 2019

Dazza and Keif are best mates and semi-bro-fessional breakdancers from the suburbs, trying to make it big on Youtube. The problem is that their only followers are Dazza’s Mum and the account Keif set up for his cat. When an embarrassing viral video thrusts them into the spotlight for the wrong reasons, Dazza and Keif […]

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Taikoz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth joined Claudia Chan Shaw on Arts Friday

15, July 2019

Have you ever experienced a performance of taiko drumming? It’s very exciting. You can feel the drumming beating in your chest. It’s energetic, theatrical and uplifting. And Australia’s own internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble, Taikoz, will be performing Japanese taiko in their production, The Beauty of 8, at The Joan in Penrith on 20 July and […]

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Shakespeare and Company with Sylvia Rosenblum

12, July 2019

Over the course of June and July 2019, Shakespeare scholar, Dr Anna Kamaralli, made a welcome return to Arts Wednesday with a 6-part series entitled Shakespeare and Company. In this series, Anna explores Shakespeare’s company – The Chamberlain’s Men – which he joined as a young actor. The six episodes are as follows: Two Houses, […]

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Free Speech with Sylvia Rosenblum

10, July 2019

On Arts Wednesday 10 July 2019, Sylvia’s guest was philosopher Dr Simon Longstaff, Director of the Ethics Centre. In the light of recent headline news – Israel Folau, John Setka, AFP raids on journalists – what is free speech in Australia and what should it be in a fair society? […]

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Apollo 11 with Sylvia Rosenblum

03, July 2019

On Arts Wednesday 3 July 2019, Sylvia’s special guest was Dr Sarah Reeves, curator of Apollo 11, the new exhibition at the Powerhouse. On 20 July 2019, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, marking one of the momentous moments in human history. […]

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The Bassoon with Sylvia Rosenblum

26, June 2019

Todd Gibson Cornish, principal bassoon with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 26 June 2019, talking us through this magnificent instrument: its history, construction, sounds and techniques of playing, interspersed with music by Bach, Mozart and Teleman. […]

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The Essential Duchamp with Sylvia Rosenblum

19, June 2019

On Arts Wednesday 19 June 2019, Sylvia’s guest was curator, Nicholas Chapman, from the Art Gallery of NSW talking about The Essential Duchamp. This exhibition, comprising more than 100 works from the  Philadelphia Art Museum, is a comprehensive review of the work of this undoubtedly brilliant but enigmatic man and artist. If you only know his […]

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Pages Suite: Music and Conversation with Leonie Cohen and Sylvia Rosenblum

18, June 2019

From April through to June 2019. each week Arts Wednesday featured one track from Leonie Cohen’s latest album, Pages Suite alongside conversation between Leonie and Sylvia about the music. It is jazz pianist Leonie’s first foray into classical composition and the suite was inspired by the stage performance for The Diary of Anne Frank, for […]

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Heritage Tourism – the essentials. An Arts Thursday podcast

13, June 2019

What are the best international models for heritage tourism and how can they be applied to Australia? Last Year, Dr Caroline Butler-Bowden, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore visitor experiences at heritage sites across 5 countries, 18 cities, 24 museums and 27 historic sites. Join me, Maisy Stapleton, to learn from Caroline’s acute insight […]

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Tudors to Windsors with Sylvia Rosenblum

12, June 2019

On Arts Wednesday 12 June 2019, Sylvia played an interview she recorded with curator, Tansy Curtin, in the Bendigo Art Gallery about its truly monumental exhibition, Tudors to Windsors. It showcases not only the changing nature of portraiture, but the changing nature of beauty, might and power. […]

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Don Was Celebrates 80 years of Blue Note Records with Eastside Radio

06, June 2019

Don Was and Justin Seltzer at Eastside The President of Blue Note records, Don Was, has been in Sydney as part of his world tour celebrating the 80th birthday of this iconic jazz label. With Blue Note’s Vice President Justin Seltzer, he joined Mick Paddon in the Eastside studios during Time and Space. Don Was […]

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Archie Rose with Sylvia Rosenblum

29, May 2019

Jonathan Liu from Archie Rose Distillery, talked Sylvia through the ins and outs of distilling spirits as disparate as gin, vodka, whiskey and rum. They also talk about Archiemite, the latest product, featuring the taste of hot buttered toast and vegemite (although they don’t specify which yeast extract!) […]

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Archibald Prize 2019 with Sylvia Rosenblum

22, May 2019

On Arts Wednesday 22 May, art consultant, Anna Groden, joined Sylvia for their review of this year’s Archibald Prize. As usual, the offerings this year were a mixed bag of the good, the bad and the in between, but, as always, providing a lot to talk about. […]

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Compositions, Court Life and Composers with Sylvia Rosenblum

22, May 2019

During April-May 2019, music historian, Andy Bromberger, presented a 6-part series entitled Composers, Court Life and Compositions. In each episode, Andy examines the social and historical milieu that produced the man and his music. Episode 1: Bach Episode 2: Beethoven Episode 3: Brahms Episode 4: Mozart Episode 5: Tchaikovsky Episode 6: Verdi and Wagner […]

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The Health Star Rating System with Sylvia Rosenblum

15, May 2019

On Arts Wednesday 15 May 2019, Sylvia’s guest was nutritionist, Dr Joanna McMillan, talking about the Health Star Rating System. Why do refined oils like canola and sunflower receive 5 stars while pure oils like olive and avocado receive 4? And has medical research any updates about fat and health? […]

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Julian Assange: Villain or Hero?

10, May 2019

Is Julian Assange a villain or hero? This was the topic of conversation on Arts Wednesday 8 May 2019,  with Sylvia’s guest, Dr Keith Suter. What are his crimes and why is he now languishing in a British prison? And why does the USA want him in custody? […]

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Just Add Love with Sylvia Rosenblum

01, May 2019

On Arts Wednesday 24 April 2019, Sylvia’s guest was foreign correspondent, Irris Makler, talking about her latest book, Just Add Love. She tells the stories of grandmothers (and a couple of grandfathers), Holocaust survivors,  whose memories reside in the taste and smells of food from long lost homes. […]

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The Bugisu Project

17, April 2019

On Arts Wednesday 17 April 2019, Sylvia’s guests were Brody Smith and Bri Kerr, co-directors of the Bugisu Project. This amazing start up by a group of young people imports coffee from Uganda, lends it to customers and use the returned  grounds in compost and manufacture of a surprising array of goods. Profits are then […]

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MELYZ on Eurovision, passion, and her debut EP ‘Don’t Tell On Us’:an interview with Dr Margaux Dombkins

15, April 2019

MELYZ on Eurovision, passion, and her debut EP, ‘Don’t Tell On Us’: an interview with Dr Margaux Dombkins […]

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The Hurdy Gurdy with Sylvia Rosenblum

10, April 2019

On Arts Wednesday 10 April 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Michael Atherton, probably best described as an all-round musical genius, reputed to be able to play every musical instrument known to mankind! This conversation is about the hurdy gurdy, a most unusual instrument – part barrel organ, part bagpipe, part violin, part keyboard and part lute! […]

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The Recorder and Baroque Flute with Sylvia Rosenblum

03, April 2019

On Arts Wednesday 3 April 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Melissa Farrow, recorder and Baroque flute player with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Melissa brought both instruments into the studio and talked us through the history of these instruments as well as their sounds – which, of course, she was able to demonstrate. […]

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Rhythm Sequence with Sylvia Rosenblum

20, March 2019

On Arts Wednesday 20 March 2019, Sylvia’s guest was artist, Gemma Smith, talking about her career survey exhibition, entitled Rhythm Sequence at UNSW Galleris. The conversation centres on the language of painting: colour, shape and materials. […]

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About autism with Sylvia Rosenblum

13, March 2019

Like you, I suspect that autism was something you never heard of growing up. Now however, we all know the word and we all know or, know of, someone who has it or who is on the spectrum – in other other words, we’ve  all heard of it. But what is autism? Who does it […]

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White City of Tel Aviv with Sylvia Rosenblum

06, March 2019

In 2003, UNESCO placed Tel Aviv’s White City on the World Heritage list. The White City refers to the more than 4,000 buildings, designed by Bauhaus architects, fleeing from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Dr Micha Gross is one of the founders of the Bauhaus Centre in Tel Aviv and Sylvia recorded this conversation with […]

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Beauty in the Burbs: Sydney through the lens of photographer Lousie Hawson

05, March 2019

Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan interviews Louise Hawson, the photographer behind the 52 Suburbs blog and book. How well do you know your city? How far do your notions about community extend beyond your immediate neighbourhood? Louise Hawson woke up one day and realised she was a stranger in her own city. And then she set […]

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Design Museum Holon with Sylvia Rosenblum

27, February 2019

On Arts Wednesday 27 February 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Maya Dvash, Chief Curator of the Design Museum in Holon, Israel. Hear about the origins of the museum and its development over the last few years. The conversation continues with a discussion of the temporary exhibition by Dutch design master, Maarten Baas and the commissioned works […]

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Wil Roach Talks Recently Released Book ‘Black, Gay & Underage – A Memoir of London’

27, February 2019

Author Wil Roach chats with Gaz and Di on Arts Tuesday about his recently released book titled ‘Black, Gay & Underage – A Memoir of London’. Roach’s book gives us an inside look into his life, experiences both good and bad, memories, stories, family, revelations and much more that allows readers to be a fly […]

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CEO Elaine Chia Previews 2019 City Recital Hall Season

27, February 2019

Elaine Chia the CEO of City Recital Hall joined us at Eastside FM for an interview by Virginia Lowe on Arts Wednesday. Chia tells Eastside how though she’s always had a passion for music, her degree was actually in interior architecture. During her time studying she worked at The Princess Theatre in Melbourne as an […]

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Interview with Mexican-American Band ‘Las Cafeteras” Denise Carlos

13, February 2019

Arts Friday’s Angela Stretch talked to Denise Carlos from ‘Las Cafeteras’ about their political perspectives, identity and the power of music. Las Cafeteras are a band of Mexican–Americans living in East LA and as the LA times described them, are “a uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock.” By blending traditional music […]

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Interview with Nicholas Ng from Australian Music Centre

13, February 2019

On Sunday 10th February, Riverside Theatres at Parramatta celebrated the Lunar New Year with an afternoon of traditional Chinese music.    Gong Xi! Songs for the Lunar New Year featured music and songs from China performed by a sextet of musicians, members of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Chinese Music Ensemble playing traditional Chinese instruments including the dizi (bamboo […]

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Interview with Actor and Director David Field

05, February 2019

In this week’s episode of Arts Monday Susie Lindemann talks to actor and director David Field. They discuss how arts art and politics interfere, the benefits of shooting low-budget films, his approach to directing and more. The guest also talks about his most recent project ‘The Combination: Redemption’, which is a follow-up to the 2009 movie ‘Combination’. The […]

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‘Home’ in Koori Art – A Contested Place

04, February 2019

Arts Monday’s Jane Raffan and Amanda Peacock (Art Gallery of NSW Coordinator of Aboriginal and Photography Education Programs) discuss the exhibition ‘Home’. Sadly for most Koori artists, reflections on the idea of home are actually infused with the long term effects of displacement through colonisation: “This gallery stands on the home of the Gadigal clan […]

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Interview With Michael Costi From The Overcoat: A Musical

02, February 2019

It was a pleasure for Gaz and Diana to have Michael Costi, the director of The Overcoat musical, in their show. He talked about the classic jazz song “Salt Peanuts” and his new show “The Overcoat” based on an old Russian short story. “It’s surprising, full of mystery, and if you make an error there’s […]

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NIDA at Sydney Mardi Gras 2019

02, February 2019

In this week’s episode of Art’s Tuesday Phillip Patterson and Micaela Ellis, both students at NIDA( National Institute of Dramatic Art) discussed the school’s participation in the 2019 Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney. The students talked about the importance of LGBTQIA+ representation, the details of their project and how the idea came about. It is the first time time […]

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Interview with Actress and Writer Becca Hurd

31, January 2019

On this weeks episode of Art’s Tuesday Becca Hurd, playwright actor and originally from Chicago chats to Gaz and Diana about her one and a half women show ‘The Other Side of 25’, which she wrote and stares in. It tells the story of a women in her mid-twenties that agrees to become her sister’s […]

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Arts Friday: Interview with Daphne Lowe Kelley from Australasian Art and Stagework

29, January 2019

Chinese New Year is coming soon. Claudia invited Daphne Lowe Kelley, the Vice President of Australasian Art and Stagework, to her Arts Friday Show in order to talk with her about their new play ‘Pigsys Wedding’. The show will be presented on the 9th of Feburary at the Concourse in Chatswood. Find more information and […]

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Beauty: a six part series with Sylvia Rosenblum

23, January 2019

The popular series, Beauty,  was repeated on Arts Wednesday recently. The following 6 episodes are included: Dr Simon Longstaff on Beauty and Philosophy Dr Norman Olbourne on Beauty and Plastic Surgery Damian Freeman on Beauty and Art Rachel D’Arbon on Beauty and Body Building Dr James Franklin on Beauty and Mathematics Les Rice on Beauty […]

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Dr Keith Suter on changing warfare with Sylvia Rosenblum

23, January 2019

On Arts Wednesday 23 January 2019, Dr Keith Suter was Sylvia’s guest, talking about the changing face of warfare in our time. The discussion ranged from declining appetite for war since 1950, the change in battle fronts, change in equipment and the change where warfare takes place. […]

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Arts Tuesday: Interview with Jenny Ericsson – The Marais Project

22, January 2019

Jenny Eriksson is part of the baroque ensemble The Marais Project. Jenny completed her initial musical studies at the then NSW State Conservatorium of Music studying music education and cello with Barbara Woolley. Her band just released their new album ‘What Should I Say’ in cooperation with the band Elysan Fields. In Gaz and Diana’s Arts […]

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Honeysuckle Creek: Andrew Tink in conversation with Sylvia Rosenblum

16, January 2019

On 19 July this year, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong took his historic steps on the moon and those steps were beamed onto television sets around the globe from Honeysuckle Creek, just outside Canberra. On Arts Wednesday 16 January 2019, Sylvia’s guest was Andrew Tink, who’s latest book, tells the story of […]

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Arts Tuesday chats to Australian Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director: Glenn Elston

15, January 2019

Glenn Elston is the Artistic Director of the Australian Shakespeare Company and joined Diana and Gaz on Arts Tuesday this week! He enlightened us on the different programs that you can expect from the company this year. To find out more click here […]

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Arts Monday chats with Opera Australia performer Shanul Sharma

15, January 2019

Shanul Sharma was a guest on the latest Arts Monday show with Susie. He spoke about how he went from heavy metal to opera, why he even started to sing and what you can expect about his show. If you want to see him live, you can visit the Domain at the 19th of January […]

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Arts Tuesday chat with journalist Elissa Blake

08, January 2019

Elissa is a career arts and culture journalist. It was a pleasure for Gaz and Diana to have her on their weekly Arts Tuesday show . Elissa talked about what is happening in January and gives her recommendations on new magnificent shows including a new slam poetry show. […]

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Neer Korn on Social Trends 2018 with Sylvia Rosenblum

19, December 2018

On Arts Wednesday 19 December 2018, social analyst, Neer Korn once again returned to Arts Wednesday to talk about the major studies he undertook this year. Learn about how we see ourselves, switching off – the dilemma of constant use of our screen devices – and finally corporate giving. […]

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Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage with Sylvia Rosenblum

12, December 2018

On Arts Wednesday 12 December 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Peter Raissis, Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of NSW. The conversation covers the origins and history of the Hermitage collections, starting with Catherine the Great and two of the Russian artists represented in the exhibition: Vassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich,  both towering figures […]

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Until by Nick Cave with Sylvia Rosenblum

05, December 2018

On Arts Wednesday 5 December 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Beatrice Gralton, Head Curator of Visual Arts at Carriageworks, talking about the astonishing exhibition, Until, by American artist, Nick Cave. […]

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Words That Go Ping: Onomatapoeia with Sylvia Rosenblum

28, November 2018

Barbara Lasserre’s latest book is called Words That Go Ping and subtitled The ridiculously wonderful world of onomatopoeia. And a wonderful world it is! Barbara was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 18 November 2018. Learn about words that sound like the action described and how those actions – such as a heartbeat – are expressed […]

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Interview with Dino Dimitriadis and Di Adamson Arts Tuesday

27, November 2018

What a pleasure to have Director Dino Dimitriadis and actress Di Adams come in to chat on Arts Tuesday. ‘All My Sleep and Waking’ is a new play written by Mary Rachel Brown, and in this podcast we get Dino & Di’s insight into this wonderful play. It starts previewing at Old 505 Theatre on […]

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Ed Lippmann on Technology and Architecture with Sylvia Rosenblum

21, November 2018

During  September/November 2018, Arts Wednesday hosted its second series for the year of Sydney By Design with prominent architect, Ed Lippmann. This 6-part series looks at how technology has changed building, buildings and architecture from our days in caves through to the 21st century. Part 1: Ed introduces the series with a précised of episodes […]

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Alan Landis on Porcelain with Sylvia Rosenblum

21, November 2018

On Arts Wednesday 21 November 2018, antiques expert joined Sylvia in conversation about porcelain: what it is, its history and a focus on English porcelain. […]

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Creepy Crawlies with Sylvia Rosenblum

14, November 2018

Entomologist Bryce Peters may well be the only person on earth who likes cockroaches. Find out why in this conversation. As summer is upon us, Sylvia took the opportunity to talk about those creepy crawlies we hate the most. […]

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Jay James-Moody From STC’s A Cheery Soul

14, November 2018

Miss Docker is one of Nobel Laureate Patrick’s White’s most memorable creations. She and her neighbours are as hilarious and peculiar as they are uncannily familiar. Together, this pioneering text and marvellous characters take us on a dizzying ride through suburban Australia, exploring the meaning of morality, mortality and the need for belonging in A […]

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Russell Smith and Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

14, November 2018

Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance. Gaz Simpson and Diana Simmonds invited actor Russell Smith into Arts Tuesday […]

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Fran Dorey on Whales/Tohora with Sylvia Rosenblum

07, November 2018

Exhibitions Co-ordinator at The Australian Musee, Fran Dorey, was Sylvia’s guest on Arts Wednesday 7 November 2018, talking about Whales/Tohora, a new exhibition at the museum. For centuries, whales have captured our imaginations. We have revered and mythologised them, hunted them to the brink of extinction and passionately protected them. But how much do we […]

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Saul Smith on the djembe with Sylvia Rosenblum

31, October 2018

The west-African drum, the djembe, was the subject of Sylvia’s conversation with djembe master, Saul Smith, on Arts Wednesday 31 October 2018. Saul teaches us about the history of the instrument, how it’s played, how it’s made and how it is used. Interspersed in the conversation are tracks from his album Rhythms of Life. […]

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Professor Geoff Masters on NSW Curriculum Review with Sylvia Rosenblum

24, October 2018

When the future of the world as we know it becomes increasingly less predictable, what sort of education should we be giving our young people? What skills will they need to equip them for uncertainty? On Arts Wednesday 24 October 2018, Sylvia’s guest was Professor Geoff Masters, CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research, […]

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Arts Tuesday- Interview with Neil Hodda and Mary Rachel Brown

23, October 2018

Valley Artists is proud to announce that its next major production will be the premiere of Australian playwright Noel Hodda’s latest work, The Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden will be directed by Bob Philippe, who also directed – to popular acclaim – Valley Artists’ 2013 premiere of Noel’s play Across the Water, a story of age, loss, recriminations and regrets, acceptance and love. […]

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Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage

20, October 2018

Interview on Arts Thursday Eastside 89.7 about the Hermitage Exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW […]

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MODERN MASTERSPIECE

18, October 2018

Arts Thursday 4th October 2018 The Horizon Apartments in Darlinghurst – designed by the late architect Harry Seidler on the site of the former ABC studios and offices has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Two of the Horizon residents, Peter Morton (who once worked in the ABC studios) and architect Mark Broadley (Chairman of the […]

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David Coles on Chromatopia with Sylvia Rosenblum

17, October 2018

David Coles is a master paint maker, using traditional pigments to create gorgeous oil paints for artists. In his recently published book, Chromatopia, he explores the history of colour. In this conversation, Sylvia focuses on the toxicity of so many pigments and the variety of black pigments. […]

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UNDERMINED: TALES FROM THE KIMBERLEY + Q&A

11, October 2018

Australia’s vast and unspoiled Kimberley region is under threat, as mining, pastoralism and irrigated agriculture drive an unprecedented land grab. Award-winning director Nicholas Wrathall investigates the politics of an area branded Australia’s “future economic powerhouse” with the highest percentage of Aboriginal people living on Country. Undermined: Tales from The Kimberley follows young Indigenous leader Albert […]

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Virginia Lowe talks to Tim Brown on Meditation

09, October 2018

Tim Brown has been involved with Meditation and teaching meditation for over 20 years. Tim sat down with Virginia Lowe on Arts Thursday to chat about his journey so far, which involves a trip to Uzbekistan, Vedic Meditation, mantra’s and more. You can find out more about Tim Brown via his website: https://timbrownmeditation.com/   […]

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Geraint Lewis on The Science of Science Fiction with Sylvia Rosenblum

03, October 2018

During the course of August and September 2018, Professor Geraint Lewis, Professor of astrophysics at Sydney University, made a welcome return to Arts Wednesday with a 6-part series entitled The Science of Science Fiction. Listen to all six episodes here. If you would like to hear more, this is the link to the podcast of […]

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What is Architecture? Karen Stein and Ed Lippmann with Sylvia Rosenblum

03, October 2018

The Sydney Architecture Festival 2018 featured distinguished architecture writer, academic and commentator, New Yorker, Karen Stein, who gave the closing address about what architecture is and isn’t. She joined Sylvia in the studio with distinguished Sydney architect, Arts Wednesday’s own Ed Lippmann in discussion. […]

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AI, the Future and Us with Sylvia Rosenblum

26, September 2018

On Arts Wednesday 26 September 2018, Professor Zdenka Kuncic was Sylvia’s guest, talking about AI and where it is headed. AI now can only perform tasks programmed by a human, but what about AIs that can think for themselves? Is this brave, new world something to embrace or something to fear? […]

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Kathleen Berney – an unplanned fashion career and the Shells Exhibition for the Sydney Craft Festival

25, September 2018

Join Maisy Stapleton on Arts Thursday to meet designer, artist and creative maker KATHLEEN BERNEY. Kathleen is one of five textile and craft artists presenting a textile-based exhibition, Shells, during Sydney Craft Week at the Barometer Gallery in Paddington. Using textile processes, artists Barbara Rogers, Irene Manion, Beth Hatton, Liz Gemmel and Kathleen celebrate the beauty and […]

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Architectural Ethics in an Age of Excess – Arts Thursday 20 September

21, September 2018

This Arts Thursday segment on the Sydney Architecture Festival covers Ethics in an Age of Excess, a panel discussion querying if architecture has lost its social purpose, and its focus on the public good during the current building boom and the construction of bigger and ‘better’ building. Maisy Stapleton interviews Shaun Carter principal architect of Carter […]

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In Exile From St Petersburg with Sylvia Rosenblum

12, September 2018

Abram Saulevitch Kagan’s life followed the vagaries of the momentous events of history in the first half of the 20th century. Exiled from his beloved St Petersburg, he goes to Berlin, Brussels and finally New York and in each place rebuilds the publishing house he had established in St Petersburg. Joining Sylvia in the studio […]

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Sydney Architecture Festival – Symposium

06, September 2018

A conversation around the quality of architecture in Australia […]

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Adam Wishart on the Bagpipes with Sylvia Rosenblum

29, August 2018

On Arts Wednesday 29 August 2018, Sylvia repeated an interview from 2015 with bagpipe player,Adam Wishart. Adam explains how the instrument works and plays live in the studio. […]

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Interview with Vashti Hughes about her show “Larry’s Odyssey”

28, August 2018

Live Interview with Vashti Hughes talking about her show “Larry’s Odyssey” coming up at the new East Sydney Arts & Community Centre. Experience a voice class with vocal coach to the stars Larry Olive, who while warming up your “P-Spot” divulges his expert tips on the secrets to success as an Actor in the theatre. […]

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Dr Karen Sommerville on Seed Banks with Sylvia Rosenblum

22, August 2018

Did you know that the Herbarium of our Royal Botanic Gardens is developing a seed bank of rainforest species? Find out how and why with Dr Karen Sommerville in conversation with Sylvia on Arts Wednesday 22 August 2018. […]

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Claire Edwardes- more than a musical virtuoso

16, August 2018

Claire Edwardes is an internationally renowned Australian musician and artistic director, usually described as a percussionist though this does not do justice to the range of instrumentation with which she performs. Though classically changed she is reluctant to use the term “classical” adjective to describe her music. Its contemporary, much of it improvised and in […]

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Chris Bonnor on Education and Equity with Sylvia Rosenblum

15, August 2018

Education expert, Chris Bonnor, joined Sylvia in conversation about education and equity. The major topic of discussion was funding: however, does money really make a difference? And if so, how? […]

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