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There are amazing stories and something interesting in the lives of everyone as we journey through and play the game of life. In Your Story we travel through the personal lives of people with words of inspiration, interesting facts and dreams which combined are the lesson plans for the stories of our lives. Sometimes it's just a good yarn.

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There are amazing stories and something interesting in the lives of everyone as we journey through and play the game of life. In Your Story we travel through the personal lives of people with words of inspiration, interesting facts and dreams which combined are the lesson plans for the stories of our lives. Sometimes it's just a good yarn.

    Ep 75 : Alick. Art from the Torres Straits to the World.

    Ep 75 : Alick. Art from the Torres Straits to the World.

    Sculpting a Dugong for casting in Bronze

    In this Episode 75 of Your Story we talk to Alick Tipoti about his preparation for a forthcoming exhibition in Monaco about his Torres Strait culture, it’s differences from the Australian Aboriginal and similarity to Melanesian cultures. We also discuss how he expresses his culture in paint, sculpture and dance.



    Dugong by Alick Tipoti from Ian Kath on Vimeo.

    Sculpting a Dugong

    Recently while working at Urban Art Projects here in Brisbane, I had the opportunity to work with indigenous Torres Strait artist Alick in manufacturing a large dugong sculpture to be cast into bronze by theUAP foundry.



    The video below shows the detail workmanship Alick used to share his cultural motifs and the production of the final, exceptional beautiful bronze casting to be shown at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco from March to September 2016, as part of a greater exhibition of Australian Indigenous Art.

    Alick’s website is AlickTipoti.com

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    • 19 min
    Ep 74 : Ian. Flight from South African apartheid.

    Ep 74 : Ian. Flight from South African apartheid.

    How do you leave the country you love?

    Not long ago, if you cared about having a good life and doing the right things by other people in South Africa, you had the real chance of coming up against the government. What would you do? For some it’s simply a matter of survival to leave and make a better life, away from the country you love. Some times this is the story of the refugee, sometimes it’s of the migrant but it’s always a variation on the theme where people wish to move to a better life.

    In April 2014 I had the good fortune to attend the Do Lectures at Payne’s Hut where amongst many wonderful people, I meet Ian Cook. Later in the year I was passing through Sydney and asked him to share his migrant story, viewed from someone who had to abandon his home in South Africa with literally just a couple of suitcases.

    A migrant’s life is never easy.

    Even with a marriage, great education and the easier socio economic demographic in a first world country, migration is still not an easy path, especially when qualifications aren’t recognised as was the case for Ian’s wife but like all migrants they had to make it work, there was no returning to South Africa during the dark days of apartheid and the retribution they would have received for avoiding military service.

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    Siesta by Jahzzar

     Autumn Blood by Weinland

     Call Now by Podington Bear



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    Ep 73 : Moshlo. Pre-war Migrant to Acclaimed Architect & Violinist.

    Ep 73 : Moshlo. Pre-war Migrant to Acclaimed Architect & Violinist.

     Music, Architecture and Music of the Old Country.

    It was 1936 and like many others, Morrice Shaw’s father could see the writing on the wall for his young family in Poland. More importantly, being Jewish, he knew things weren’t good and would only get worse. The best thing was to pay whatever was necessary to get his wife and 9 month old son to a safe country, then do what he could to get the rest of the family out of Europe. We all know how that played out for Europe and fortunately for this family it turned out to be immigrating to Australia.

    Sadly most of their greater family fell victims to the Nazi persecution while the young Morrice grew up in the safety of Melbourne, later to hear the stories from the few relatives who did survive the the Nazi death camps. Not something easily forgotten.

    A migrant’s life is never easy.

    Growing up as a Jewish immigrant in the strong, Irish Catholic Melbourne suburb of Elwood was tough for the young Morrice (later to be known as Moshlo). Constant bullying and bickering from the other boys still weighs on him as some of the more unfortunate memories of his childhood. This he could also see playing out into the ’50’s in his father’s factory where new immigrants and locals clashed over cultural differences. This was the way it was long before the open acceptance of the multicultural society brought on by the post war migration boom and the mix of cultures we now enjoy.

    What if you had to build a house with no money?



    With the strong work ethic of his parents Moshlo did well at school while also preferring to play the violin to the rough and tumble of sports, leading eventually into university and architecture. Soon after graduation Moshlo whet onto garner international fame in his 20’s for The Cottlesbridge House featuring in L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui in 1963. Then after a sojourn travelling and working overseas, eventually onto designing the Wave House in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

    Returning to the musical past.



    After many years practicing and lecturing in architecture Moshlo has now returned to his original first love of music and dancing, turning full circle to explore the ethnic roots of his family, remembered in the distant whispers of memory is the Doyen music of nursery rhymes from his mother.

    We leave Moshlo just before his return to Poland for the first time since leaving as an infant.

    If you’d like to hear a little more of the music that takes us out in this episode just go to his site at MoshloViolin.com.

    Postscript: Sadly just a couple of weeks before I was able to return to podcasting after recording this conversation in June 2012, Moshlo passed away from a short illness.

     

    Classic Doina performed by Moshlo.



    Moshlo performing at Woodford Folk Festival with Marko Deferri.



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    • 55 min
    Your Story Addendum Ep 30 : Your Story is Back.

    Your Story Addendum Ep 30 : Your Story is Back.

    Ian’s back from three years of Pod-Fading.

    After three years away it’s wonderful for me to say…

    “Welcome To Episode 30 of Your Story Addendum.“

    Having been away for so long I think, as we get started again, it’s only fair to bring you up to speed with what happened to cause such a long hiatus for Your Story and what you can look forward to in the future.

    As I mention in this episode there will be changes here and also at Create Your (Life) Story, which is in the early stages of rebranding and new content about how to get your stories out to who needs to hear them.

    This is just the first tentative steps in coming back to the world of podcasting. If you want to hear some of my stories from over the last few years you can listen to my audio feed at AudioBoo. Note: Sorry about having to log in but this is one of the examples of how AudioBoom is turning away from their community.

    Come and say hello using some of the contact links available on the Contacts Page in the top navigation bar.

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    • 23 min
    Ep 72 : Stefan & Rocco. Metroccolis Redux – Passion, Success and Balancing Art with Business

    Ep 72 : Stefan & Rocco. Metroccolis Redux – Passion, Success and Balancing Art with Business

    Passion, skill, determination and slowly move towards success!

    Four years on from our discussion on Your Story with Rocco from Metroccolis we once again sit on the roof tops of Berlin just near Mauerpark in the old East Berlin. But this time Stefan as the other half of Metroccolis joins us for coffee and donuts and talk of life as successful mime artists.

    No longer the starving artists.

    Stefan and Rocco are the mime artists that are Metroccolis. A unique mime troupe who are passionate about silent theatre. Now together for 15 years since their school day they are managing to pay a real wage to themselves after many years as the classic startving artists.

    In this episode we dig deeper from the previous episode into how things have progressed in the last four years. Back then when they are just an extra and making small, they usually spent their earnings on dacreate casinos to play some rounds. Now Metroccolis is making the dream happen and can share how they managed to get to where they’re a real business.



    The ideas Stefan and Roccos share are gold for all artists. How to move forward with their passion and how to have the best shot at achieving success. Just some of the things they talk of:



    * Not taking success for granted

    * Importance of a specific unique vision

    * Persistance

    * Balance of business and art

    * Passion for what you love



    Their website is Metroccolis.com


    Email is mail@Metroccolis.com

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    • 31 min
    Ep 71 : Juliane. Indie Film Support and Asian Production.

    Ep 71 : Juliane. Indie Film Support and Asian Production.

    Creating, then helping others with their Indy Movie production!

    Creative people never have an issue with the making. That’s their passion and what we talk about here on Your Story. Their issues are to fund and promote their creation. And that means getting attention!

    Independent film maker Juliane Block shares these challenges but has additional skills to help her productions. All good information for indy film makers. She also has a cross cultural experience of  film making in Asia and what that’s like.

    We all need help.

    There are many things all creative people need for success but much of the time these are the skills they’re lacking. For the independent film maker the challenge is to create but also to fund, market and distribute, leaving them with the task of doing it all. So they have to reach for help. With the development of the digital age the task of getting attention has only become more complicated requiring the skills of a new breed of producer in the PMD that we discussed in Episode 58 of Your Story.

    Behind & in front of the camera.

    Juliane has produced, directed and acted in several short and two feature films both in Germany and in Asia where she lived and worked. She’s is working on her next feature, while using her graphic/industrial design skills to help other film makers with the promotion and funding of their production.

    Juliane explains the basics of how crowd-funding works, along with ideas for spin off sales of products using the example of the recent huge success of Iron Sky of what can be done by keeping the fans in the loop all the way through the production cycle. Depending on the production needs the film public aren’t just passive observers any longer but are now involved at all levels of the production.

    If you need some help with your production you can contact Juliane at Indiekraut to see some of the different ways of getting an indy film supported.

    For more information on Kinks or maybe to organise a house party for the screening of it just contact Juliane via her website and watch the movie trailer for Kinks at Kinksthemovie.com

    Her website is J-Blockbuster.com.

    Help with your production at Indiekraut.


    Her email is on the Contact Page.

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    • 49 min

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