CategoryAudio interviews

Denotes website entries with audio interviews

FlashWrite – a Gunning Arts Festival project

Short stories up to 1500 words
Submissions open until 8 February 2021

The Gunning Arts Festival invites people to participate in the FlashWrite short story writing project by submitting stories of up to 1500 words encapsulating local life experiences. Stories related to the 2021 Festival theme Rejuvenation are especially welcome.

Barbie talks to Greg Baines about FlashWrite
Continue Reading“FlashWrite – a Gunning Arts Festival project”

Padma Menon – Moving Archetypes Dance Contemplation Intensive

The union of Sky and Earth
10am – 12.30pm Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October 2020
Online and Face To Face (those who prefer online will be emailed a Zoom link)
Moving Archetypes Studio | Unit 10, 19-25 Kembla Street, Fyshwick ACT

This dance contemplation intensive focusses on the Ardhanarishvara tradition in Indian temple dance.

Ardhanarishvara is the embodied practice of going beyond the usual dualities of our perception to realise our deepest and unified connectedness to the movement of life.

Continue Reading“Padma Menon – Moving Archetypes Dance Contemplation Intensive”

Flow Line – Abstraction from the CMAG Collection

Canberra Museum and Gallery
Until 7 November 2020

Ham Darroch and Guy Warren in conversation with exhibition curator Virginia Rigney on Wednesday 23 Sept at 1 pm

The title of this exhibition draws from a term used in the oil industry that describes the behaviour of viscous liquids . Applying it to look at these paintings, it asks us to find the ways that artists have held tension, created dynamic, forced rupture or found a sublime intuitive flow.

Barbie speaks to curator Virginia Rigney at CMAG
Continue Reading“Flow Line – Abstraction from the CMAG Collection”

Rebecca Mayo – Embracing the Familiar – a community arts project

Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Ongoing with an exhibition in 2021

Embracing the familiar by Rebecca Mayo is a community participation arts project that responds to some of the challenges that have faced the ACT region and the world since late 2019.

Barbie speaks with Rebecca Mayo about Embracing the Familiar
Continue Reading“Rebecca Mayo – Embracing the Familiar – a community arts project”

Carmel McCrow – Mélange

Strathnairn Arts Centre
90 Stockdill Drive Holt ACT
Until 20 September 2020

For the oil and acrylic paintings in this collection Carmel takes her inspiration from cast and beautiful Australian landscape from the Kimberleys to the Snowy Mountains. One room features the magnificence and complexity of the sky. The other room is about the land, the earth.

Barbie spoke to Carmel McCrow at Strathnairn about Mélange
Continue Reading“Carmel McCrow – Mélange”

Dr Anita Collins – passionate about The Music Advantage

Allen & Unwin, Australia, 2020

Known to ABC television audiences for her role in the Don’t Stop the Music series and to thousands for her TED music education talk, Anita Collins is a passionate and knowledgeable music educator.

In this book, intended for both parents and educators, she takes us through the basics of significant and approachable current research into the benefits of an education which includes music learning (not just appreciation).

Dr Anita Collins talks to Living Arts Canberra about The Music Advantage
Continue Reading“Dr Anita Collins – passionate about The Music Advantage”