In-depth conversations with artists and creative thinkers from Australia and around the world.
Kay Rufai on creating change with black boy joy
Kay Rufai's Smile-ing Boys Project is a visual and audio project that flips negative stereotypes and perceptions associated with young black boys on their head to create healing and social change.
Michael Zavros on Money, Migration and Mannequins
Art and life tend to merge in the work of Australian artist Michael Zavros, but the man at the centre of his new collection of images - the handsome middle-aged guy who looks exactly like Michael! - isn't the artist at all.
Hetti Perkins and Australia's 40,000 year history of artists as cultural activists
Curator Hetti Perkins discusses how artists and activists have always put their lives and livelihoods on the line for their communities.
Brook Andrew is leading artists in urgent times
Brook Andrew's passions have never been contained to the artist's studio, from his interest in the anonymous sitters of early ethnographic photographs and memorials to the lives lost in Australia's frontier wars, to the repatriation of Aboriginal remains. Brook speaks to guest host Rosa Ellen about what drives him and what he set out to do as the first Indigenous artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney, which he renamed NIRIN.
Lindy Lee on finding belonging as an artist
Lindy Lee reflects on what it means to belong as a Chinese Australian artist living and working in Australia today.
Olivia Laing on loneliness and repair
British writer and critic Olivia Laing reflects on loneliness and the ways art can repair broken societies.