Visual art & design
Heat Waves: The Luckiest Guy
For our Heat Waves summer series, we’re inviting musicians to reflect on song lyrics that are lodged in their heads or hearts. First up, Adam Curley recalls the ‘spectacular amnesia’ of driving around Brisbane’s sweltering suburbs to the soundtrack of The Magnetic Fields.
Beyond Binary: Nevo Zisin on Gender
Now a youth worker, activist, writer and speaker, Nevo Zisin has spoken widely about their experiences of confronting gender and sexuality within the queer and Jewish communities, as well as at home. They join host Fury for an unfiltered conversation about memoir, activism, fashion, self-expression and the view from beyond binary gender.
Zisin has experienced gender in ways most of…
Fela Kuti: Opposite People
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Fela Kuti’s death. Hosted by PBS presenter Stani Goma, this discussion includes Lagos-based Lemi Ghariokwu, the designer of Fela’s most famous album covers, musician Zvi Belling, and multi-disciplinary artist Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe. Join them as they discuss the life and complex legacy of this exceptional artist and activist.
Fela Kuti was a legend, a…
State of Play: Political Art in 2017
In Australia for a residency with the Melbourne Fringe, Forest Fringe co-directors Andy Field and Deborah Pearson discuss with host Emily Sexton the intersection of art and politics. Is art inherently political? When are artists seen as legitimate political commentators and when are they dismissed? And, in this politically heated moment in the UK, what do Field and Pearson want…
Bird’s iView: Streaming Falcons in the City
Peregrine falcons living in a Melbourne office tower are famous thanks to a webcam allowing human viewers to watch the birds feeding, nesting and snoozing live. But what, asks Harry Saddler, do the falcons make of us?
If Walls Could Talk: Remembering Pentridge
From 1851 until its closure in 1997, Pentridge Prison in Coburg was the scene of many humiliations and acts of brutality – as well as unlikely alliances, and stories of hope, survival and friendship. The prison was home to thousands of people over several generations, from notorious criminals to ordinary men and women. The last man executed in Australia, Ronald…
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