Untangle the arts industry by diving into the worlds of performance, visual art, literature, sound, and design. What goes on in the minds of poets, pole dancers and playwrights? What compels ceramicists, comedians, and cabaret stars? In conversation with host, forever-curious arts writer Tahney Fosdike, people from every corner of the arts discuss the ins-and-outs of their creative passions and careers.
Tahney Fosdike speaks with Tinky, an artist known for quirky and tiny street installations. They chat about street art as a medium that helped Tinky channel her creative voice in her mid-40s and the process of discovering a new identity as an artist. Following, they digress into considering the spectrum, purpose and ethics of art in urban landscapes.
Sound artist/Connor Ross
Tahney Fosdike chats with sound designer, producer and composer, Connor Ross. They discuss sound, traversing its values from community engagement in regional towns to finding an essential place within theatre to uplifting one's ability to appreciate nature. They also talk about the onus on artists to collaborate effectively as well as ensure their work is able to communicate with the public. Stay tuned after our talk to hear some of Connor’s theatre composition.
Artist & designer/Mikey Ting
Tahney Fosdike speaks with artist and designer Mikey Ting about the risk of burn out when personal worth hinges on creative output, the link between art and mental health and the daunting process of putting on Ting's first exhibition.Enjoyed the episode? Let me know on Instagram @tahnsuperdryYou can find Mikey at:Instagram: @mikeytingWebsite: https://mikeyting.com/
Tahney Fosdike chats with Chris Beckey; actor, director and writer with over 3 decades of experience with major theatre companies in Australia, currently working with the Danger Ensemble. Together, they talk about Chris' complicated relationship with the arts, the joys of pop music and the reimagining of classics within theatre.Enjoyed the episode? Let me know on Instagram @tahnsuperdryYou can find Chris at:Instagram: @beckey_withthegoodhairThe Danger Ensemble
Rapper & poet/Tenda McFly
In this episode, I talk with rapper and spoken word poet Tenda McFly about experimentation with the spoken word, the links between poetry and rap, and the freedom of creating work outside the institution. Keep tuned after the interview to listen to his song Uh-huh, OK.Enjoyed the episode? Let me know on Instagram @tahnsuperdry You can find Tenda at:Instagram: @tendacanflyWebsite: https://tendacanfly.com/ Youtube: Melbourne Spoken Word- GladiatorMelbourne Spoken Word- A list of things I want to talk about
I spent this episode with Melbourne-based artist and cartoonist, Gorkie. Created by Sarah Nagorcka, Gorkie is a relatable cartoon centered on the moods of everyday life, living on Instagram with over 100 thousand followers. We talk about how her cartoons are spontaneously created, her anxieties around selling her work, the ethics of working as an artist on Instagram and the effects of climate anxiety on creative people. Enjoyed the episode? Let me know on Instagram @tahnsuperdryYou can find Gorkie at:Instagram: @gorkiegorkTwitter: @gorkiegorkWebsite: http://www.gorkie.com.au/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gorkie