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by stapletonm
posted 03/08/2022


This Arts Thursday, join Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers

First up we speak to artist Natalya Hughes whose exhibition The Interior has just launched at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane and whose work will be seen in September at the Sullivan and Strumpf gallery in Sydney.

In her exhibition Natalya presents a psychoanalytic-inspired exhibition, which draws on imagery from the case work of Sigmund Freud and utilises elements from his Vienna studio.

Natalya is known for exploring the role of women and power – or the lack of it; her use of decoration as a communications tool and her work that derives its imagery, if not its rationale, from the work of modernist painters.

Join Maisy in a wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion with Natalya and a generous insight into her practice.

Then we speak to Louise Helfgott, an award-winning writer with a PhD in Creative Writing. She has had an extensive body of work published and plays produced and her work is broad-ranging – also including musicals, poetry, fiction, and [narrative] non-fiction [memoir].

In her latest work, Thistledown Seed, out last month [July] [and officially launching tonight (August 4)], Louise explores another side of her family’s tragic past made famous in the Oscar-winning movie, Shine, about her brother David Helfgott.

Interweaving fiction and memoir, her book follows the displacement of the Holocaust for her Polish family who subsequently settle in Western Australia.

For further information:

Louise Helfgott: https://www.brandl.com.au/writers/louise-helfgott/

The Interior by Natalya Hughes: https://www.ima.org.au/exhibitions/natalya-hughes/

Natalya Hughes at Sullivan and Strumpf: https://www.sullivanstrumpf.com/artists/natalya-hughes/art


If you miss our program, you can listen again by going to http://eastsidefm.org/arts/artsthursday/ and clicking on the date 04 August 2022.