23 episodes

Podcast presented by the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

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Podcast presented by the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

    Artist Interview: Tony Kearney

    Artist Interview: Tony Kearney

    In this episode, Steph caught up with photographic artist Tony Kearney at his home in Port Adelaide. Tune in to hear about his journey to photography, his highly-acclaimed portrait work, competing with pigeons for exhibition space in Hart’s Mill, and that time he took 180 rolls of film through multiple airport x-ray machines en route to Syria.

    Show Notes

    Kodak Instamatic

    Reticulation, bas relief


    Mug Shots

    Fixer, developer, stop bath – photographic chemicals

    Atkins Lab


    Marden Senior College

    Tarnanthi Festival

    National Railway Museum

    Olive Cotton Award / 2021 Exhibition Catalogue

    Bowness Prize / finalist images 2021

    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

    National Portrait Gallery London

    David Prichard’s portraits of Australian First Nations stock women win the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 [article]

    Tony Kearney, Jacob, 2020

    ‘Dignified, strong, beautiful’: the year’s best portrait photography – in pictures (The Guardian) [article]

    High Ground (2020) imdb

    The 2021 Bowness photography prize selected finalists – in pictures (The Guardian) [article]


    3 of Tony’s portraits in NPG collection


    Laneway Festival

    Tony’s photograph of @BillieEilish

    Tony’s photograph of @AuroraMusic

    Tony Kearney, Linda Syddick Tjunggkiya Napaltjarri, 2017, inkjet print on paper, image: 66.2cm x 66.2cm, purchased by NPG (Australia) in 2017
    Tony Kearney, Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri, 2017, inkjet print on paper, image: 66.2cm x 66.1cm, purchased by NPG (Australia) in 2017

    Tangentyere Art Centre

    Rust, ‘The corrosion of culture and the culture of corrosion’

    ‘Chandie’ by Deb Jones & Christine Cholewa

    Syria Lost

    Hart’s Mill

    • 50 min
    Artist Interview: Jasmine Crisp

    Artist Interview: Jasmine Crisp

    In this episode, Steph catches up with Jasmine Crisp at her home studio in the Adelaide Hills. Jasmine paints across small and large scale, with her narrative paintings discoverable in both gallery spaces and on buildings around Adelaide and beyond. We talk about what drives her work, the ups and downs of working in public space, her time in residency in Iceland, and her painting that won the inaugural Centre for Creative Health Art Prize.

    Show Notes:

    Jasmine Crisp (Instagram) (website)

    Adelaide Central School of Art

    SALA Festival Slide Night 2021

    What is an artist residency?

    SíM Artist Residency - Seljavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland.  

    NES Artist Residency - Skagaströnd, Iceland.  

    Kolin Ryyanänen Artist Residency - Koli, Finland

    Centre for Creative Health Art Prize

    Jasmine Crisp, ‘They had to share (a portrait of Ruby)’, 2020, oil on linen, 91x152cm

    Ruby Allegra (Instagram)

    Portrait of Ruby wins new health-focused art prize (InDaily article)

    Religious Icon paintings

    Brisbane Street Art Festival

    Andrew Salgado (Instagram) (website)

    Beers London (website) (Salgado bio)

    Transcript on the SALA website.

    Music: Sky 5: The Rise, The Walk, The Hope - Monplaisir


    • 38 min
    Artist Interview: Shane Kooka

    Artist Interview: Shane Kooka

    In this episode, Steph catches up with Shane Kooka.
    Shane’s interest in art started at an early age and became an important way for him to connect with culture. Today, Shane works at small and large scale, making his mark on bodies, garments, buildings, and more. In this interview we hear about the role of collaboration and variety in sustaining his practice, and some of his work in Tarnanthi.


    Show Notes

    Cherbourg Mission
    'Missions, reserves and stations were reserves of land to which Aboriginal people were forcibly located' – aiatsis.gov.au

    Stolen Gen / Stolen Generation
    Who are the Stolen Generations? (healingfoundation.org.au)

    Jack Buckskin (Instagram)

    Uncle Stevie
    ABC memorial article (please note that this article contains images of people who have died)

    Jamie Goldsmith
    Honored with mural by Jimmy C and Elizabeth Close in the East End of Adelaide.

    Tarnanthi 2021

    LT3 at Hahndorf Academy, 9 Oct – 28 Nov 2021, 10am-5pm daily, free

    LT3 artist talk | 12-1pm, 20 Nov 2021 at Hahndorf Academy

    Elizabeth Close (website) (Instagram)

    Thomas Readett (website) (Instagram)

    Mirdilyayanthi – to Shine Bright at Women’s and Children’s hospital (Blue Heart Gallery, Ground Floor). 15 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022. 9am-5pm daily, free.

    Black Diamond Tattoo

    De Castella’s Indigenous mission in New York Marathon (SMH article, 2019)

    The fight to ‘free’ the Aboriginal flag – BBC article

    Adelaide Crows Football Club 2020 Indigenous Guernsey designed by Eddie Hocking working with Shane Kooka

    UFC Adelaide: Tai Tuivasa’s entrance music honours his Aboriginal heritage (sportingnews article)

    Cold Krush

    Anthony Mundine wearing Shane’s art


    • 23 min
    Artist Interview: Gemma Rose Brook

    Artist Interview: Gemma Rose Brook

    In this episode, Steph catches up with artist Gemma Rose Brook. 
    Gemma is an emerging artist who paints from life, so it was only appropriate that the interview take place cross-legged on the spring grass of Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. Tune in to hear about the mindfulness of Gemma’s practice, the stories behind some of her works, and her first solo exhibition coming up in November.

    Show notes

    Brownhill Creek (Wirraparinga) Recreation Park      

    Tom Carment

    Adelaide Central School of Art

    Melanie Brown

    Plein air painting

    Still life

    Ernabella Arts


    Greta Laundy

    T’keyah Ware

    Hills Hoist

    'What was it like for Heysen as he saw the light kiss these gums and painted this shady pool', 2019, 20.5 x 25.5, oil on board

    'Did Sauerbier and Trenerry feel like they were on the moon when they sat and painted these same cliffs', 2019, 20.5 x 25, oil on board

    Horace Trenerry

    Kathleen Sauerbier

    Sauerbier House, Port Noarlunga

    Dorrit Black

    Hans Heysen  

    The Cedars, Heysen’s property         

    Heysen Prize for Landscape 2020      

    RSASA Youthscape Art Prize 2020     

    Lois Dodd       

    Gull Rock

    Floating Goose Studios

    Gemma’s website

    Gemma’s Instagram

    Red Earth, Blue Skies and Anangu Smiles by Gemma Rose Brook at Floating Goose Studios [eventbrite ticket link for opening night Friday 5 November]


    • 29 min
    2021 Audio Tour - Adelaide's Public Art

    2021 Audio Tour - Adelaide's Public Art

    Check out the new do-it-yourself audio tour of public art in the City of Adelaide! Join Steph in this meander around the CBD and find out more about the murals, sculptures, and installations that decorate our city. You can listen from the comfort of home or listen along while you walk the route yourself.


    Stop 1: David Gulpilil mural by Thomas Readett with Laura Paige
    [location: Tandanya, East Terrace, Adelaide]
    Broadsheet: Screen Legend David Gulpilil Is the Subject of a New Mural in Adelaide

    Video documentation

    Stop 2: Pigeon by Paul Sloan, fabricated by Iguana Creative
    [location: Rundle Mall/Gawler Place (South)]

    Stop 3: Flow by Laura Wills and Will Cheesman, fabricated by Exhibition Studios
    [location: Rundle Mall/Gawler Place (North)]

    Stop 4: 14 Pieces by Hossein and Angela Valamanesh
    [location: outside the South Australian Museum, North Terrace]

    Stop 5: City of Music mural by Dave Court
    [location: East of the Morphett St Bridge]
    Documentary Video

    Stop 6: She imaged buttons by Jasmine Crisp
    [location: East wall of the Rockford Hotel, cnr Hindley St and Morphett St]

    Stop 7: Parking Pole by Michelle Nikou
    [location: Hindley St / Leigh St]

    Stop 8: Roy Rene by Robert Hannaford
    [location: Hindley St, opposite McDonalds]

    Stop 9: The Beatles by Algo Mas Marketing
    [location: Adelaide Town Hall balcony]

    Stop 10: Golden Rhombohedron (Obtuse) by Jason Sims
    [location: Grote Street, opposite Her Majesty’s Theatre]

    InDaily: In the Studio with Jason Sims

    Golden Rhombohedron (Acute)

    City of Adelaide Public Art Map

    • 26 min
    Artist Interview: Bridget Currie

    Artist Interview: Bridget Currie

    In this episode, Steph caught up with multidisciplinary artist Bridget Currie. 
    Bridget was the inaugural recipient of ACE Open’s newly formed Porter St Commission, and her resulting exhibition, Message from the Meadow, is at ACE Open for this year’s SALA Festival. Tune in to this gentle discussion of Bridget’s practice of giving form to invisible things, the importance of artwork that ‘resists’ logical understanding, and a hint as to Bridget’s preferred corner of the rabbit hole that is ASMR videos.

    Show Notes

    John Barber

    George Popperwell

    Ian North


    Experimental Art Foundation

    Viv Miller  

    Sera Waters   

    Louise Flaherty     

    Chris Flannagan

    Andrew Best

    Downtown Art Space

    Downtown [TV commercial]

    Alison Currie             

    Message from the meadow  

    Porter St Commission      

    ACE Open                     

    Riso print                      

    Person Books              

    Tyrone Ormsby

    Meridian Sculpture (Melbourne)               

    Arts in Health at FMC    

    Koan - Buddhist principle

    The sound of one hand clapping

    ASMR / Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

    Meditation in the gallery       

    Keg de Souza and Lucien Alperstein's salt banquet

    Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania)

    Dean Toepfer                 

    Mixed Goods Studios [Instagram]  




    Music: Nothing will grow here, Komiko, free music archive

    Image: Sam Roberts, courtesy of ACE Open

    • 40 min

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