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Retire to the eclectic environs of the RN Drive Drawing Room, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional.

The Drawing Room ABC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

Retire to the eclectic environs of the RN Drive Drawing Room, for music, musings and unexpected conversations. The Drawing Room is equal parts performance space, salon, and kitchen table confessional.

    Forty years of Metro Arts

    Forty years of Metro Arts

    For four decades, Metro Arts in Brisbane has been a leading light in that city's independent art scene.

    This year, the organisation has made a major move: leaving the building they've called home for all those years.

    Jo Thomas, the CEO and Creative Director, looks back on that history and explains how the organisation has managed to survive and thrive.

    • 18 min
    P.S. Burn This Letter Please

    P.S. Burn This Letter Please

    Drag is a booming business these days, but in America in the 1950s, it was illegal to dress as a woman and the mob owned the few clubs that allowed drag queens to perform

    P.S. Burn This Letter Please introduces audiences to the men and women, now in their 80s and 90s, who brought that scene to life, and gets them to share their amazing history.

    • 24 min
    The complicated history of simple porcelain

    The complicated history of simple porcelain

    The artefacts from our history can tell us about the technology, the rituals, the culture and the spirit of an era.

    The porcelain created during the Joseon dynasty in Korean was simple and white, showing the influence of Confucianism during that time.

    Koo Bohnchang has travelled the world to capture the spirit of these works in his photographs.

    • 19 min
    Dancing with a Siberian Tiger

    Dancing with a Siberian Tiger

    In the quiet moments between album releases and tour dates, Bree Tranter and Chris Panousakis decided to start a new project together.

    And after bands that were sometimes too big and solo projects that were sometimes too small, Bree thinks that this Siberian Tiger might be just right.

    • 18 min
    Keeping language alive

    Keeping language alive

    Ninety-six percent of the people in the world speak only four percent of the languages.

    What happens when a language becomes extinct? Does it become easier for everyone to communicate? Or do we lose unique knowledge and culture?

    And, once a language is gone, is it gone forever? Can languages be revived?

    • 26 min
    Hybrid Objects: Recycling our lives

    Hybrid Objects: Recycling our lives

    How will our homes look a decade from now? When things return to normal, what will 'normal' be and what new objects will have become an essential part of our lives?

    A new exhibition, Hybrid: Objects for Future Homes, has asked a group of designers to imagine that future.

    GibsonKarlo and Veena Sahajwalla explain why they have collaborated to create a gravestone and urn, made from the recycled possession of the dearly departed.

    • 20 min

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