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by stapletonm
posted 13/04/2022


This Arts Thursday, with Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers the focus is on performance and the visual arts.

First up met artist Richard Rosebery who returned to painting after a successful career in business and marketing and gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The National Art School. During 2016/17 he undertook a major commission Southerly Bondi then completed works in 2018 centred on the McDonnell Ranges –the centrepiece of his solo exhibition The Heart of Australia. Richard then spent time overseas during sketching and painting, experimenting with a European palette before returning to resume painting Australian landscapes. These works of the past three years form his third solo exhibition Journeys at Darlinghurst’s Aro Gallery which runs until April 24.


We then follow with Benjamin Knapton, assistant director at Circa to tell us about the Theatre Royal’s two Circa shows – Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, and Peepshow which are being performed between April 20 to 24th.

Circa is Brisbane-based, contemporary circus company, that regularly tours to international festivals. Ben Knapton has created, directed a number of new circus works and events for international and Australian festivals. He holds a practice -based PhD in directing and is a winner of the Philip Parsons prize.


The program concludes with an introduction to the Potts Point gallery Windowsmiths which opened recently to showcase contemporary, handmade, crafted jewellery, ceramics, visual art and objects. Launching the new gallery are three artist colleagues Fiona Meller, Helen Wyatt and Marcia Swaby – who will join the program. Swaby is a contemporary jewellery and object designer, translating her interpretations of historic objects into modern forms through wood. She holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Jewellery & Object, as well as being a Master of Design graduate, University of New South Wales Art & Design.

We’ll also be playing some great music.


For further information:

Richard Rosebery: http://richardrosebery.com/

Circa at the Theatre Royal: https://www.theatreroyalsydney.com/events/season-2022/wolfgangs-magical-musical-circus/ and https://www.theatreroyalsydney.com/events/season-2022/wolfgangs-magical-musical-circus/

Marcia Swaby: https://www.marciaswaby.com/


If you miss our program, you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 14 April 2022.

Tune into Arts Thursday with Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers every fortnight from 10:30 to noon for insights into our arts and cultural life