8 episodes

A monthly look inside Australian arts and artists.

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A monthly look inside Australian arts and artists.

    Arts for All with Matthew Hall, CEO of Arts Access Australia

    Arts for All with Matthew Hall, CEO of Arts Access Australia

    If you’ve ever wanted to dismantle the barriers preventing everyone’s equal participation in the arts, this episode of The ArtsHubbub might point you towards some of the resources you need. This month, Arts Access Australia’s Matthew Hall talks about creating more equitable playing fields and giving people better control of their own stories. Plus, Narangga and Kaurna man Jacob Boehme talks about centring First Nations culture; we learn about practical guides to access and equity with Diversity Arts Australia’s Lena Nahlous and appearance activist Carly Findlay; Fleur Kilpatrick discusses life with dyslexia; and Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Veronica Pardo asks what it will take to create real change in the sector.

    Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.

    • 31 min
    Business as unusual: Lessons from lockdown with Sydney Writers' Festival's Michaela McGuire

    Business as unusual: Lessons from lockdown with Sydney Writers' Festival's Michaela McGuire

    Artists and arts organisations have had to be resourceful, innovative and resilient with their practices due to COVID-19. For some, these changes have been welcome while others bemoan this ‘new normal’. Sydney Writers' Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire tells us what it's like to have your festival cancelled just as tickets go on sale and how the festival fought back with a digital programme. Little Foot and Company’s Josh Carell explains how streaming a spoken word event expanded his audience. Musician and entrepreneur Matt Walters tells us how fans hosting musicians in their backyard may be a future business model and sound designer Steph O’Hara wants to give isolated artists sonic appreciation for their virtual performances with his new app Clappi.

    Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.

    • 25 min
    Situation Critical: feedback vs reviewing w/ Abdul Abdullah, Jo Case, Alison Croggon & Clare Watson

    Situation Critical: feedback vs reviewing w/ Abdul Abdullah, Jo Case, Alison Croggon & Clare Watson

    Ever got a bad review or unhelpful feedback? This month we think about the criticism that uncovers what makes a good review. Abdul Abdullah talks about when criticism tips into censorship and his latest work at Adelaide Biennial. Writer, critic and bookseller Jo Case discusses her process of writing reviews and their enduring influence. Alison Croggon tells us about her first critic, her experience of destructive feedback and how to develop objectivity towards your own work. Artistic Director of WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Clare Watson talks about the spectrum of criticism and how you can learn from feedback.

    Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.

    • 25 min
    Artists in COVID-19 lockdown with Josh Earl, Donna Ward, Seb Chan and Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley

    Artists in COVID-19 lockdown with Josh Earl, Donna Ward, Seb Chan and Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley

    How are artists coping with coronavirus? We talk to comedian Josh Earl about keeping performance alive with his podcast, getting audiences to pay for digital content and how Zoom won’t ever replace live gigs. Writer Donna Ward reflects on embracing solitude, finding your isolation project and panic-buying before it was even a thing. ACMI’s Seb Chan opens up about moving his team to working from home, what a post-COVID-19 future could look like and the exhausting intensity of videoconferencing. Plus Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley from the Arts Wellness Collective talks about how we can maintain our mental health and take the pressure off while we stay at home.

    Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.

    • 27 min
    How can we recover? Advice from Judith Lucy, Chris Fleming, Ella Holcombe and Jill Bennett

    How can we recover? Advice from Judith Lucy, Chris Fleming, Ella Holcombe and Jill Bennett

    How do we repair after loss and pain? After this past season of bushfires, and now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a critical time to talk about how we mend ourselves, and our art practice, after tragedy. Comedian Judith Lucy talks to us about exploring family struggle and personal tragedy in her act, and how that’s affected her relationships.
    We talk to Ella Holcombe about regrowing her family after the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires over a decade ago. Associate Professor Chris Fleming chats with us about the problem of using the term “recovery” to describe a life-long process surrounding addiction. While Jill Bennett talks us through the difference between recovery and repair in working through trauma. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel with additional music from The Other Stars.

    • 27 min
    Political activism in the arts - when do we want it? Now!

    Political activism in the arts - when do we want it? Now!

    Visual artist Badiucao speaks out on the power paste-up activism in the face of China’s censorship of his art. Hear about how he makes the streets of Hong Kong his gallery, and creating art in the face of fear and oppression. For the Nudge, we went along to the climate change rally at the State Library of Victoria to find out how artists can be politically active and effective. We spoke to Jessie Ngaio, Lyndal Jones, Neil Pharaoh and Jeff Sparrow protesting and art’s ability to change our world. Plus a monthly round up of what’s happening in the arts.
    Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Scibidoo ,

Great podcast

Insightful, especially loved the latest episode with advice from Dr Jane! 👍

Yo Gabba Cabba ,

I’m looking forward to this!

This podcast really brings out my creative side and encourages me to do more creative things in my lifetime. Can’t wait!!

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