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What are you looking at? is a podcast by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Produced by Pip Stafford and Lisa Campbell Smith.

Season 2 & 3 were hosted by Theia Connell and produced by Pip Stafford. Season 1 was hosted by Briony Kidd.

What are you looking at? A podcast by Contemporary Art Tasmania

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

What are you looking at? is a podcast by Contemporary Art Tasmania. Produced by Pip Stafford and Lisa Campbell Smith.

Season 2 & 3 were hosted by Theia Connell and produced by Pip Stafford. Season 1 was hosted by Briony Kidd.

    S05E03 25 years of the CAT Curatorial Mentorship

    S05E03 25 years of the CAT Curatorial Mentorship

    In 2020 CAT is celebrating 25 years of the curatorial mentorship program. Looking back on two and half decades of exhibitions, Lisa Campbell Smith speaks to Scot Cotterell and Sarah Jones, and 2020 recipient Caitlin Fargher.

    To learn more about this program head to: https://contemporaryarttasmania.org/curatorial-mentorship/

    This episode was produced and edited by Lisa Campbell Smith, additional editing and mixdown by Brendan Walls. Additional sounds for this episode come from Scot Cotterell - Sonic Systematics, Live at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery for Hobiennale, 2017 and Selena de Carvalho, whose work is featured in the 2020 Curatorial Mentorship exhibition, re-member. The field recordings are collected from Tasmanian forests earmarked for clearfelling. Including: Styx underground creek, sumac bird, swift parrot in the division of Denison, 2019.

    Scot Cotterell www.scotcotterell.com

    Scot Cotterell is an Australian born inter-disciplinary artist known for his works concerned with the experience of mediated environments. His work uses mixtures of sound, video, images and objects in gallery and live contexts to create experiences that reflect upon cultural phenomena. Cotterell's work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally.


    Sarah Jones www.sarahjones.net.au

    Sarah Jones is a writer and curator who has worked as an independent curator, university tutor, research and projects manager, general administrator and assistant for several contemporary artists and arts organizations based in Melbourne, Tasmania, Slovakia and Berlin.
    Sarah’s research-based practice explores text and exhibition as a medium through which critical theory performs as the material of practice. She is currently examining the ways in which publishing can be redefined through the embodied exhibition event.

    Caitlin Fargher www.caitlinfargher.com

    Caitlin Fargher is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculptural installation and curating. She works out of Good Grief Studios, and lives in the seaside town of Kettering. Her work is created through an embodied practice that explores histories, sites, ecologies and memories. Gardening, cooking, environmental systems, historical research and family narratives inform her materials.

    • 28 min
    re - member Full Catalogue Essay

    re - member Full Catalogue Essay

    Audio recording of the Catalogue Essay for the exhibition re-member. 2020 CAT Curatorial Mentorship, curated by Caitlin Fargher.
    24 July - 6 September 2020
    Contemporary Art Tasmania

    re-member is about imagining across the cracks, filling in the gaps and stringing fragments together. This exhibition brings together three artists based in nipaluna: Selena de Carvalho, Takani Clark and Georgia Morgan. Their films and sculptures tell stories about mythologies, care and hope. They ask you to listen to, look carefully and move through contentious spaces by collecting residue from the past, remembering and reinvigorating what remains as a way to move forward in the future.

    In a world where stories of destruction and repeating the same wrongs dominate, it is an act of care to foster the stories that may have been forgotten or misconstrued by opening up a listening space for new voices (both human and non-human) to be heard. These are the stories that haunt us, the stories of places, family, species and who we are. To listen deeply to these stories now is healing, and to heal is to re-imagine what’s next.

    • 16 min
    S05 E02: à Bientôt by Sarah Mashman

    S05 E02: à Bientôt by Sarah Mashman

    Guest producer Sarah Mashman interviews two Tasmanian artists with two different experiences in France, as Covid 19 changes everything.
    Interviews with Megan Walch and Camille Antoine.
    Episode mixdown by Brendan Walls.

    What are you looking at? is produced by Pip Stafford and Lisa Campbell-Smith for Contemporary Art Tasmania

    • 26 min
    S05E01: Reserved for Healing

    S05E01: Reserved for Healing

    In this episode of What are you looking at? we talk to Reserved for Healing artist Michelle Maynard and Head of Indigenous Engagement and Strategy at MAAS, Marcus Hughes about cultural and artistic practice and the non-linear path of healing.

    Reserved for Healing was an exhibition at Contemporary Art Tasmania exploring intergenerational knowledge and cultural exchange in Lutruwita/Tasmania, featuring Mae Ganambarr, Jack Langford, Kaninna Langford, Ruth Langford, Josie Mason, Warren Mason and Michelle Maynard.

    The Reserved for Healing program focused on expanding the ambition of cultural production for Tasmanian Aboriginal artists and was developed through CAT and walantanalinany palingina (WaPa) working with support from the Australia Council’s Chosen initiative. WaPa and CAT partner on building capacity for delivering the First Nations festival, WaPa 22Ten22.

    • 38 min
    S05E04: walantanalinany palingina with Jim Everett puralia meenamatta

    S05E04: walantanalinany palingina with Jim Everett puralia meenamatta

    Jim Everett puralia meenamatta is an artist, playright, poet and Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder from Cape Barren Island. Following on from our interview with Ruth Langford (S05E02) we chat to Jim about his vision for 2020 and beyond.

    • 18 min
    S05E03: Out To Sea

    S05E03: Out To Sea

    In the process of developing her Shotgun 7 exhibition, Increase Productivity, Grace Herbert had a few adventures. Fortunately we interviewed her along the way and got all the goss on Georgian millionaires, moving trees and art works lost at sea.

    This episode was produced and edited by Pip Stafford, hosted by Lisa Campbell Smith. Audio mix by Brendan Walls.

    Special thanks to Grace Herbert, Linda Dement and Shotgun Co-ordinator, Kylie Johnson.

    To find out more about Contemporary Art Tasmania's Shotgun program, head to the microsite: www.shotgunonline.net

    Shotgun 7 was a partnership between Contemporary Art Tasmania, Detached Cultural Organisation and Mona.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Grumpy Phone-o-phobe ,

Art! Art! Art! Art!

Great conversations based in local (Tasmanian) culture, but of more universal cultural concern.
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Insightful conversations about the art world

Thanks for doing such an awesome job with this podcast - I've been looking for something like this for a while! The subjects are relevant to me as an art lover and as someone trying to work as an artist. The presenters and interviewees are easy to listen too and engaging. The sound and production quality are top notch. I look forward to more :D

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