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Summersalt Festival, Melbourne

February 24, 2015

0 Melbourne has a new summer festival- initiated by The Recital Centre and focused around the coming Arts Precinct between the VCA, MTC, Recital Centre and other Southbank venues, this seasonal initiative had a mixed bag of programming. I spent a stormy evening at Pixel Mountain by Stalker, enjoying the music programmed in the temporary […]

Soundproof; an art work created from a residency I helped produce

February 17, 2015


I feel it in the back of my head: for listening outside A podcast created by Melbourne based artists, Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey on a residency in Iceland that I supported and helped them produce through my Australia Council role. The work is inspiring and the artists are amongst the most productive and generous […]

Children’s shows in Melbourne

January 22, 2015


As well as visiting the galleries, we have been counter-pointing pool and beach with some performance experiences. The Arts Centre in Melbourne has been particularly exciting and on one day we took in two shows and two workshops. Laura Milke’s Now Hear This sound effects workshop in the new audiovisual facility, The Channell, was really […]

Summer gallery activities with children in Melbourne

January 22, 2015


It is holiday season, so we have been working the free activities across Melbourne’s galleries. We were mightily disappointed by ACCA’s summer Menagerie exhibition. Even the kids seemed turned off by the messy and random curation and the afterthought of a table with plastic toys in the foyer was insulting. The activity trail was totally […]

HIAP, Helsinki Artist Residency Visit

December 19, 2014


I was fortunate to visit Suomenlinna Island, the Unesco Heritage listed island in Helsinki harbour where HIAP have their international artist studios. Whilst in Helsinki I had a meeting with Australia Council resident artist, Katie Goodwin who has been documenting her stay on the island and in the polar winter of northern Finland on her […]

NAVA Future Forward conference, Sydney

November 8, 2014


I was a participant in the first national visual arts forum organised by the peak body for the visual arts in Australia, NAVA. Over two days, three hundred plus artists and arts workers gathered at Carriageworks to discuss issues pertinent to the sector. I particularly enjoyed the keynote by Professor Nikos Papastergiades who gave a […]

Gruppe 38, Denmark

November 7, 2014


Finally! I manage to see a production by the very well known and frequently cited in Australia, Gruppe 38. At Sydney Opera House Studio, they presented their Hans Christian Andersen installation performance Hans Christian, you must be an Angel. It was a really enjoyable presentation and afterwards I had a good chat with the manager […]

Ruota Dance Company and Lucy Guerin Inc collaborate

November 3, 2014


I was really pleased to catch up with Kira Riikonen from Ruota Company in Finland, while she was in Melbourne with two Finnish actors and a colleague to undertake a collaboration with Lucy Guerin Inc. This connection came about through the Finnish-Australian dance connection I initiated in my IETM role and has been forged through […]