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14 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Art and ethics: Nick Mitzevitch on repatriation
Who owns art and when should it be returned? With many objects in museums and galleries being the product of a colonial past, we look at how works can be repatriated to their original owners. This episode we speak with Nick Mitzevitch, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, about the NGA’s recent history of returning works to India and what this might lead to for the Gallery’s Indigenous collections. Hosted by George Dunford. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. A full transcript can be found at https://www.artshub.com.au/podcast
15 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
Circus and the art of community
The trust and rapport between circus performers is clearly visible on stage. Offstage, such bonds connect a troupe’s members with a global community of circus artists as well as one another. In this episode of The ArtsHubbub, Jascha Boyce and Lachlan Binns from acclaimed Adelaide company Gravity and Other Myths talk about the importance of connection, making art in lockdown, and the popularity of Australian circus on the world stage. Hosted by George Dunford. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Learn more about Gravity and Other Myths: http://www.gravityandothermyths.com.au A full transcript can be found at artshub.com.au/podcast
17 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Taking art and life to extremes with Jenny Valentish
How far will you go for your art? For her latest book, journalist Jenny Valentish spoke to performance artists, body builders, ballerinas and neuroscientists about testing their limits and going beyond them. In Everyone Harder than Everyone Else, Jenny looks at people who keep stretching their boundaries for greater art, to test themselves, or just for the thrill of it. Hosted by George Dunford. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Everything Harder than Everyone Else is available at www.blackincbooks.com.au A full transcript can be found at www.artshub.com.au Content warning: This episode contains references to body modification, substance abuse, cannibalism and sexual abuse. If this raises any issues for you, we advise you to seek support from Lifeline on 13 11 14 or a similar service.
16 minutes | May 10, 2021
Arts education, change and creativity with Associate Professor Rick Chew
We speak to Associate Professor Rick Chew, pianist, composer and academic, about how arts careers can evolve in unexpected ways and how studying the arts is shifting with the ‘new normal’. We hear how Rick himself performed to the ghosts of Her Majesty’s Theatre during COVID, and how music helped him cope with loss and lockdown. Hosted by George Dunford. This episode is supported by Federation University’s Arts Academy. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. This episode features Rick Chew’s Hiraeth, performed by Rick Chew on piano, Dunja Lavrova on violin and Lachlan Dent on cello. A full transcript can be found at www.artshub.com.au.
14 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ilbijerri Theatre turns 30
For three decades now, Ilbijerri – an Indigenous theatre company – has presented some of Australia’s most important productions. On their anniversary, we spoke to Artistic Director Rachael Maza about how the company has had time to reflect during COVID, where they’re going next and her own journey from actor to leader. Hosted by George Dunford. A full transcript can be found at www.artshub.com.au.
13 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Centring disability in the arts with Carly Findlay
What can we do to make the arts more accessible? Activist and author Carly Findlay joins us to discuss Growing Up Disabled in Australia, featuring over 40 disabled artists. She talks about eliminating the barriers to accessible arts, and about the media guidelines she created for reporting on disabled people. A full transcript of the podcast is available on our website. Hosted by George Dunford.
16 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
Visions 2020 with Sophie Cunningham
Acclaimed writer and editor Sophie Cunningham reflects on hope, the climate crisis, and the ways that writing can help reconnect us with the planet. In the lead up to our Visions 2020 conference, Cunningham also tells us how leaning into her concerns has kept her sane throughout this truly turbulent year.
27 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
The Not-in-Transit Lounge: Travelling for art with Peter Drew
From residencies to touring your work, art is fuelled by travel. But COVID has clipped all of our wings and forced us to create from the couch. We look at how artists have had to adapt their travel and how going away can give a new perspective on your own culture. Executive Director of Res Artis Eliza Roberts talks about the impact of COVID on arts residencies, choreographer Natasha Sturgis explains the pros and cons of creating work virtually, author Craig Silvey tells us how he promoted his new book without leaving the state and artist Peter Drew reminisces on travelling to the UK and how travel shaped his practice.
25 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
The Voice of Experience with Uncle Jack Charles
In a culture which fetishes youth, The ArtsHubbub takes time out to value experience, celebrate age, and honour wisdom. We learn about the difference between getting older and being an elder, discover how elders reconnect us with culture, and discuss the importance of sharing your experience with younger artists. Featuring Uncle Jack Charles, N’arweet Dr Carolyn Briggs AM, Annette Shun Wah and Tony Barry.
22 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
The Gift of Giving: volunteering, crowd-funding and philanthropy in the arts
The arts can be supported in many ways including financially, volunteering, and everything in between. Whether you’re setting up a crowdfunding campaign, considering becoming a volunteer or simply want to learn more about philanthropy, there’s a lot to get your head around, which is why this episode of The ArtsHubbub examines giving in all its forms. Anita Clayton tells us how volunteering has enriched her life and Volunteering Australia’s Mark Pearce discusses the role volunteers play in the arts. We also look at the importance of developing honest relationships with Creative Partnerships Australia’s CEO Fiona Menzies, while Carrillo Gantner (former Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund) tells us why donors want to get to know artists. Finally, we also have a few tips about getting a crowdsourcing campaign off the ground with Pozible’s Alan Crabbe. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.
31 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Arts for All with Matthew Hall, CEO of Arts Access Australia
If you’ve ever wanted to dismantle the barriers preventing everyone’s equal participation in the arts, this episode of The ArtsHubbub might point you towards some of the resources you need. This month, Arts Access Australia’s Matthew Hall talks about creating more equitable playing fields and giving people better control of their own stories. Plus, Narangga and Kaurna man Jacob Boehme talks about centring First Nations culture; we learn about practical guides to access and equity with Diversity Arts Australia’s Lena Nahlous and appearance activist Carly Findlay; Fleur Kilpatrick discusses life with dyslexia; and Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Veronica Pardo asks what it will take to create real change in the sector. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.
26 minutes | Jun 28, 2020
Business as unusual: Lessons from lockdown with Sydney Writers' Festival's Michaela McGuire
Artists and arts organisations have had to be resourceful, innovative and resilient with their practices due to COVID-19. For some, these changes have been welcome while others bemoan this ‘new normal’. Sydney Writers' Festival Artistic Director Michaela McGuire tells us what it's like to have your festival cancelled just as tickets go on sale and how the festival fought back with a digital programme. Little Foot and Company’s Josh Carell explains how streaming a spoken word event expanded his audience. Musician and entrepreneur Matt Walters tells us how fans hosting musicians in their backyard may be a future business model and sound designer Steph O’Hara wants to give isolated artists sonic appreciation for their virtual performances with his new app Clappi. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.
25 minutes | May 26, 2020
Situation Critical: feedback vs reviewing w/ Abdul Abdullah, Jo Case, Alison Croggon & Clare Watson
Ever got a bad review or unhelpful feedback? This month we think about the criticism that uncovers what makes a good review. Abdul Abdullah talks about when criticism tips into censorship and his latest work at Adelaide Biennial. Writer, critic and bookseller Jo Case discusses her process of writing reviews and their enduring influence. Alison Croggon tells us about her first critic, her experience of destructive feedback and how to develop objectivity towards your own work. Artistic Director of WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Clare Watson talks about the spectrum of criticism and how you can learn from feedback. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.
28 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Artists in COVID-19 lockdown with Josh Earl, Donna Ward, Seb Chan and Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley
How are artists coping with coronavirus? We talk to comedian Josh Earl about keeping performance alive with his podcast, getting audiences to pay for digital content and how Zoom won’t ever replace live gigs. Writer Donna Ward reflects on embracing solitude, finding your isolation project and panic-buying before it was even a thing. ACMI’s Seb Chan opens up about moving his team to working from home, what a post-COVID-19 future could look like and the exhausting intensity of videoconferencing. Plus Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley from the Arts Wellness Collective talks about how we can maintain our mental health and take the pressure off while we stay at home. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel. Also featuring music by The Other Stars.
27 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
How can we recover? Advice from Judith Lucy, Chris Fleming, Ella Holcombe and Jill Bennett
How do we repair after loss and pain? After this past season of bushfires, and now with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a critical time to talk about how we mend ourselves, and our art practice, after tragedy. Comedian Judith Lucy talks to us about exploring family struggle and personal tragedy in her act, and how that’s affected her relationships. We talk to Ella Holcombe about regrowing her family after the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires over a decade ago. Associate Professor Chris Fleming chats with us about the problem of using the term “recovery” to describe a life-long process surrounding addiction. While Jill Bennett talks us through the difference between recovery and repair in working through trauma. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel with additional music from The Other Stars.
27 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
Political activism in the arts - when do we want it? Now!
Visual artist Badiucao speaks out on the power paste-up activism in the face of China’s censorship of his art. Hear about how he makes the streets of Hong Kong his gallery, and creating art in the face of fear and oppression. For the Nudge, we went along to the climate change rally at the State Library of Victoria to find out how artists can be politically active and effective. We spoke to Jessie Ngaio, Lyndal Jones, Neil Pharaoh and Jeff Sparrow protesting and art’s ability to change our world. Plus a monthly round up of what’s happening in the arts. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel.
23 minutes | Jan 12, 2020
Where do ideas come from? With advice from Christos Tsiolkas, Shags, Chris Endry and Dr Maggie Webb.
Writer Christos Tsiolkas talks writing practice, his studio and the inspiration for his new novel Damascus. In our monthly segment the Nudge, we explore where ideas come from with research psychologist Dr Maggie Webb, visual artist Shags and musician/performer Chris Endry. Plus our monthly round up of what’s hot in the arts in the upcoming months. Our theme music is ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ by Tim Shiel.
2 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
A brand new podcast for anyone who loves or works in the arts.
The ArtsHubbub – ArtsHub's monthly podcast – launches on January 13, 2020. Here's a preview of our first episode including writer Christos Tsiolkas in his studio plus we look at where ideas come from. Our theme music is Chasing Waterfalls by Tim Shiel.
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