Capturing the spark, conversations with creative people about creativity
Ep 20 Anna Glynn - Contemporary multimedia artist
Anna Glynn is an award-winning contemporary Australian artist who draws on a diversified practice that incorporates painting, drawing, moving image, animation, sculpture, installation, writing, music and sound.
Promiscuous Provenance Exhibition will open at The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum from 12 December 2020 until 1 March 2021
For more information about Anna: https://annaglynn.com
Ep 19 Nat Harker - Publicist, web designer, creative thinker
Nat has worked in the Creative Arts Industry since leaving university in 2001. She works as a website builder, tour manager, music marketer, youth mentor, on-site media manager for Bluesfest, and assistant to Gaynor Crawford. She has packed a lot in and continues to.
You can find out more about Nat here: http://natharker.com
Ep 18 John Blay - Writer and naturalist
John Blay has written extensively about the bush and its people in prose, drama and poetry. During an epic bushwalk in 1982, he discovered a new species of wattle in the Brogo wilderness. Growing to over 30 metres, the species was named Acacia blayana in his honour. He has served as a national Arts & Reviews Editor and has published photographs and stories in magazines like Good Weekend. He continues his work in the SE Forests and writes about the region’s natural history.
After 2001, he has been involved in researching the Bundian Way in association with local Aboriginal communities and as the Bundian Way Project Officer for Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council. His extensive researches and bushwalks whilst investigating the important traditional route, resulted in its official recognition and NSW Heritage listing in 2012.
His prize-winning sculptures have been shown in Sydney, Bermagui, Jindabyne and Delegate. A selection of his photographs was exhibited in Sydney in November 2004 and feature in an ongoing exhibition in Delegate at the Bundian Way Aboriginal Art Gallery (2012-18).
John mentions Red Symons and the song, “The Big Time”: https://youtu.be/OXA8KhKywfQ
John has a website where you can purchase his books and learn more about his work: https://southeastforests.com.au/about/
Ep 17 Jess Martin - Set Designer and Fabricator, Prop Maker and Ceramicist
Jess Martin is a designer/maker and creator with a background in theatre design.
A founding member of the London set design collective Morning Sets, Designing and building sets for theatre, film, events and public spaces. Alongside her role with Morning Sets she worked within a variety of community organisations creating immersive workshops with and for young people.
Recent projects focused on youth participation in the design of public spaces and playscapes.
With Brexit and COVID Jess finds herself back in Australia pursuing the elusive processes of creating in ceramic.
Ep 16 Philip Moriarty - Musician, songwriter
From his first foray as a punk clarinettist in Canberra band The Slammers, through a twenty year career co-fronting the Gadflys, to current incarnation as The Great Muldavio in Kabaret Noir outfit Mikelangelo And The Black Sea Gentlemen, Philip Moriarty's musical path, though not consciously avante guarde or anti-idolist, has certainly been unusual. More recently he has been busy (when not touring with Mikelangelo) releasing his first solo album, rehearsing with various forms of a collective known variously as The Paris Brests, The Troubles and The Hi-Fi Boots and, spasmodically, pursuing a solo career with his latest album “L'espirt De L’escalier"
This conversation deals with some dark issues as well as creative pursuits. If you, or anyone you know needs help:
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Ep 15 Heath Cullen - Musician, songwriter
Heath Cullen returns with his first new album in five years, Springtime in the Heart, unveiled on April 17, 2020. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with three time Grammy winning producer Joe Henry and is the long awaited follow up to Cullen’s 2015 collaboration with Elvis Costello’s Imposters, the critically acclaimed Outsiders.
The release also marks Joe Henry’s triumphant return to the producer’s chair following a tumultuous year in which he received a stage four cancer diagnosis (now, thankfully, in remission), and features an A-team of Henry alumni: Jay Bellerose on drums; Jennifer Condos on electric bass, Adam Levy on guitars; Patrick Warren on keys; and Levon Henry on reeds. The album was recorded and mixed by Pete Min and mastered by Kimberly Rosen.
Like every other performer who relies on touring to make their living, Heath lost his entire income in the blink of an eye. Coming right off the back of a string of canceled work due to the Australian bushfire summer from hell, this COVID-19 pandemic hits hard. Heath was preparing to announce a run of tour dates to launch the new album, but has no option now but to put these plans on hold until it’s safe to go back out on the road.
The only safety net in this time is the connection to his audience, so in response to this emergency Heath joined up with Patreon to help continue bringing his music to his audience. Subscribing through Patreon is an incredible way that you can support the artists that you love, and it helps them to focus on their creative work by providing a reliable, steady income stream. As a Patreon member, you’ll receive access to exclusive content: Whole albums of unreleased material! Demo recordings, sketches and more! Behind-the-scenes updates! Live stream concerts! And the pride of fuelling work that (he hopes) truly matters to you.
You can find more about Patreon and Heath here: www.patreon.com/heathcullen