Arts Friday Cementa19 Contemporary Art Festival Live Broadcast from KRR-FM, Kandos NSW

A special live-to-air broadcast during Cementa19 Contemporary Art Festival in Kandos at KRR-FM in 2019.

On the opening day of the Festival, Thursday, 19 May, 4.30pm – 6.00pm, we will be broadcasting live from Kandos on KRR-FM for Cementa22. The program will feature artists, organisers and locals. The subsequent recording will then be broadcast on Arts Friday the next morning, 20th May, and then made available online.

The Cementa22 program: https://cementa.com.au/program
Kandos Radio station: http://krrfm.org.au/

 Arts Friday acknowledge the acknowledge the custodians of the Radio.Dabee tribe, of the Wiradjuri people, from which the program was produced at KRR-FM, Kandos, NSW.

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The Central Tablelands of NSW contemporary arts festival Cementa returns after being postponed last year. Cementa is a Biennial Festival set in the regional town of Kandos from May 19 – 22. Alex Wisser, Founder and Director of Cementa, talks us through the Cementa 22 program.

Culture Vault is a new curated platform and creative agency that presents and sells high-quality NFTs and helps artists and cultural brands navigate the block chain. Culture Vault presents the first solo exhibition and NFT drop of works by Sydney based digital artist Mikkapedia. RGB, is the title of the exhibition, which is set to explore the array of colours resulting from the combination of the primary colours using cutting edge technology to display 3D animations with holographic effects onto 8 fans. Michelle Grey, is the CEO of Culture Vault, and the co-founder of Art Matters and she tell us more.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch.

Arts Friday acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

Monopoly Child Star Searchers :: Prince of Parrot Shooters 1 The Aqueducts of Channel IslandDiscrepant | London UK
Flock :: Bold dream Flockbexburch.com UK
Pia Vangelder :: Recumbencircuit: Primavera 2016 – Young Australian Artists curated by Emily Cormack https://piavangelder.com/recumbentcircuitArtist: Cementa 2022
Nuha Ruby Ra :: My Voice EPLondon UK
Error Subcutaneo :: La Vida E’ Un Pary (Avece) Error SubcutaneoSanto Dominigo
Mikkipedia – www.culturevault.com :: Interview: Michelle Grey, CEO Culture Vault and Art Matters Exhibition: RGB13 Bay Street, Double Bay – 10am – 4pm, Friday and Saturday only – www.arts-matter.com.au
Nick Sheppard & Marigold Sun :: Blues for Alfie PratunamHush Hush Records
Sinj Clarke :: I Fell in Love, Again I Fell in Love, AgainMelbourne
Vicky Farewell :: Are We Ok? Sweet Companyvickyfarewell.carrd.co
Cementa 22: 19 -22 May 2022 :: Interview: Alex Wisser, Founder/Director Cementa Contemporary Festival Full program: www.cementa.com.auLive-to-air special on Arts Friday from KRR-FM, 21 May 2022
Stavroz :: Wintergreen MindibuMoodfamily – Belgium
Ron Drago :: Phase Dance We Art The Children of the Sun compiled by Paul Hillery BBE
Glue Trip :: Lazy Dayz (feat. Arthur Verocai) Lazy Dayzgluetrip.com Brazil

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New Lines of conversation and inquiry is the theme for this year’s Addi Road Writers Festival. Founder, and Co-director Mark Mordue, provides us with an insider perspective to the program. We preview the upcoming Broadway musical of An American in Paris with Melbourne performance artist Mark Ward, who performs Henri Baurel. We celebrate the great Bard, Shakespeare on his 457th birthday, using a very different spotlight on the visual arts, with Gregory Brett’s BardCode Project.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch.

Arts Friday acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

Ben Marc :: Sometimes Slow Glass EffectLondon, UK
Flora Purim :: Open Your Eyes You Can Fly Open Your Eyes You Can FlyRio De Janeiro, Brazil
Byard Lancaster :: Dahomey Dance Soul UnityKosmos Jazz, Paris France
Asha Puthi :: Space Talk The Essential Asha PuthiMr Bongo, UK
Daniel Maunick :: A Second Chance PersistenceLondon, UK
Funder and Co-Artistic Director, The Addi Road Writers Festival :: Interview: Mark Mordue Saturday, 14 May 2022Addison Road Writers Festival, addiroad.org.au
Charles Webster :: The Spell (Mark E Remix) Decision Time Remix EPMisorecords, London UK
The Smile :: The Smile The Smokethesmiletheband.com
Jasmine Myra :: New Beginnings SingleLeeds, UK
An American in Paris :: Interview: Mark Ward theaterroyalsydney.com/events/season-2022/an-american-in-paris/Dates from end-of April
Benito DiFonzo :: Suburban Bukowskis Performing at the Townie, Newtown Saturday, 22 and Thursday 28 April at the Hollywood Hotel@suburbanbukowski
The Bardcode Project exlplained: https://apothecaryarchive.com/bardcode-projects :: Sweet Forme by Gregory Betts, published by Apthecararchive https://apothecaryarchive.com/Responses to BardCode by Matthew Ellis, can also be viewed and listened to HERE: https://apothecarya
7pm Wednesday 27 April 2022 :: Will Do! Celebrate Shakespeare with all who share a passion for his work, his mind and his talent The Shakespeare Hotelpoetrysydney.org

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No time to Spare is the title of an annual exhibition that was started in 1961 by the Women’s Committee, and commissioned by Max Dupain at the David Jones Art Gallery.  The exhibition featured 34 buildings identified in the National Heritage Trust’s category of A items worthy of preservation. The aim of the 60th anniversary exhibition is to focus the publics attention to the fate of our heritage and inspire conversation about the future. What do we want our world to be like, how do we tell ours stories, what will we pass on to the next generation? Jill Auld, from the National Trust’s Women’s Committee, and oral archivist provides us with insight. The exhibition is currently at the Leichhardt Library and then tours regionally. To purchase a catalogue, or to make a donation visit HERE

We take a gallery walk with the accomplished figurative Australian artist Steve Lopes, for his survey exhibition, Encountered on at S.H.Ervin Gallery. Interview by the Art Addict, John Feitelson, who is owner of Artist Profile magazine, which features Steve on the cover of its upcoming issue.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch.

Arts Friday acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.

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Michael Reid Sydney presents Christian Thompson’s latest collection of artworks, Being Human Human Being. The body of work culminates in performative photography and a new video work and Toby Meagher, Gallery Director, provides us with an insight . 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art opens for the first time this year with a solo exhibition by Australian Filipino artist Marikit Santiago, For us sinners and we find out more. West End’s Broadway musical sensation, The Phantom of the Opera opens in grand-scale for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour and we hear from with Assistant Director Shaun Rennie and cast member Martin Crewes. The Powerhouse Museum launches 100 Climate Conversations, 100 conversations with 100 of the nation’s leading climate innovators delivered over 100 weeks. The program will connect audiences with the innovation and action that is being taken in Australia to address the climate crisis. Catherine Polcz is the curator of the project and she joins us to tell us more.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

House Shoes :: Broken The Gift Volume
Catherine Polcz, Curator of the program, Powerhouse Museum :: 100 Climate Conversations: 100 weeks 10am Fridayswww,maas.museums/event/100-conversations/
Flock :: Expand Flock [Netherlands]Album to be released in May 2022
Shane Coopers & MABUTA [South Africa] :: Where The Hear Is Finish The Sun
Immoral Onion & Jan Michal Clesieiski :: Orange Moons Screens LP [Poland]U Know Me Records
Sampology :: Ten Foot Flowers (Glass Beams Desert Flower Edition) Regrowth Rearrangedsampology.com
Christian Thompson :: Exhibition: Human Being Being Human Michael Reid Sydney Opens Wednesday at Michael Reid in Chippendale
Weval :: Minute by Minute Time GoesNetherlands
Shaun Rennie, Assistant Director and Cast member Martin Crewes :: The Phantom of the Opera Handa Opera on the Sydney Harbour and Opera Australia25 March – 24 April 2022 | opera.org.au
Solomon Fesshaye :: Star City Star City / Save Our Placeghostly.org
Soul Media :: Breeze WaJazz Series: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol.1Universe Sounds
Friday 25 March :: Destination – Toni Swain Album Launch Butchers Brew Bar Dulwich Hillhttp://www.toniswain.com/about.html

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Today on the program we point you to the Diversity Arts Australia second Report: The impacts of the pandemic on creatives of colour and First Nations creatives’. Released yesterday the results of the second national survey of around 200 First Nations and CaLD people and organisations in the creative sector reveals that during the COVID-19 pandemic, most are experiencing a loss of work, increased racism, stress, anxiety and depression, and an inability to pay bills, rent and their mortgage.

We navigate our way to Australia’s seventh annual Smartfone Flick Festival Known as SF3. The film festival is host to local, national and international short films all produced using smart phone technologies and is on now at the Palace Chauvel Cinema. We explore the Powerhouse Museum’s current  exhibitions and the upcoming open weekend that is part of the Conservation Management Plan that you can have a say in. 

Sydney based artist Gareth Jenkins is a media poet who works across language, text and poetry.  He’s about to launch a solo exhibition at Disorder Gallery in Darlinghurst, Inaccessible Archive continues his fascination with text. 

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

Black Diamond :: Sea Change Music for Ukraine a benefit compilation for humanitarian aid We Jazz Records
Professor Nareen Young, Diversity Arts Australia :: Lost Work: 2.0 Report – The impacts of the pandemic on creatives of colour and First Nations creatives
DakhaBrakha :: Dostochka Alambari
Sampology :: Ten Foot Flowers (Glass Beams Desert Flower Edition) Regrowth Rearranged Middle Name Records
Lisa Havilah, CEO Powerhouse Museum :: The Powerhouse Ultimo Open Weekend 19-20 March 2022 incl. Live consultation sessions to find out what you value most about the Museum To find out more visit: www.maas.museum/event/powerhouse-ultimo-open-weekend/
Oskar Jakob Tomala :: Sub Space Aeternitatis In my dreams I see a peaceful East
The Stance Brothers :: Low Music for Ukraine a benefit compilation for humanitarian aid We Jazz Records
Bugge Wesseltoft :: Black pearl makes dream IM
Gareth Jenkins :: Exhibition: Inaccessible Archive Disorder Gallery, Darlinghurst www.disordergallery.com/ Opens Thursday 17 March – 2 April 2022
Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington and Kenny Wollesen :: Invite Your Eye Invite Your Eye
Co-founder Angela Blake :: Smartfone Flick Festival SF3 Palace Chauvel Cinema – 13 March 2022 https://sf3.com.au
Immy Owusu :: Mantra Single Hopestreet Recordings

International Women’s Day 2022

A special 90 minute program in celebration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021.

On the program, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney opens to feature new work and commissions responding to water ecology and relationships with the natural world. Audiences will experience large-scale immersive installations, site specific projects and living works by international participants. Sydney based artist Clare Milledge, presents a new work that takes inspiration from an old Irish tale of the forming of a river and talks us through the installation.

Beyond Human is a group exhibition of works by Eco-arts collective and the Veneration Tree Society curated by Kassandra Bossell. Bossell’s art practice includes sculpture and installation for visual, community and performing arts. Her artwork focuses on human relationships within nature and we take a walk with her through the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown Park.

The annual International Women’s Day Art Prize at TAP Gallery has been running for more than a decade and sponsored by Women on Boards. Lesley Dimmick, Manager of TAP Gallery tells us more.

We celebrate International Women’s Day with contemporary Australian women poets to illustrate their lives and creative expression for a 20 minute showcase. The presentation of poetry will also be presented as a separate podcast.

Playlist

Romie Singh :: Dancing To Forget Dancing To Forget
LNDFK :: Takeshi Kuni
Clare Milledge :: Biennale of Sydney FREE Opening 12 March – www.biennaleofsydney.art/
Enji :: Khorom Ursgal
Say She She :: Forget Me Not
Kassandra Bossell, artist and curator :: Beyond Human: Exhibition – 13 March An exhibition of works by Eco-arts collective and the Veneration Tree Society Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Camperdown
LNDFK :: Smoke – A moon or a button Kuni Bastard Jazz
Flora Purim :: This is Me If You Will
Lesley Dimmick, Manager, TAP Gallery :: The International Women’s Day Art Prize at TAP Gallery Exhibition opens tonight, 6-8pm www.tapgallery.org.au
Teena McCarthy / Sarah Temporal / Alicia Sometimes / Belinda Aucott / Willoh / Louise Carter / Teresia Teawia &Hinemoana Baker / Regina Botris / Amy Rhodes / Candy Royall :: IWD Contemporary Australian Women Poets: #BREAKtheBIAS Full presentation details can be accessed: talkingthroughyourarts.com.au http://ttya.com.au/

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.

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Australian Dance artist Emma Saunders, is the director of the western Sydney dance company We Are Here, and the director of a new contemporary dance work Radical Transparency, which has a short-season at Riverside Theatres in March as part of the MARCH DANCE Festival. The production poses the question of how to present new dance work that is sustainable and buoyant at time when it feels like everything is sinking. Emma explores with us the process and performance.

Verdi’s intense chamber-like piece, Otello, explores all the problems of the world in Opera Australia’s production directed by Harry Kupfer, who passed away in 2019. Revival Director Luke Joslin helped stage the production, which was to have been presented in the winter season last year. Luke provides an insight to the tight deadline in the lead-up to Otello, and speaks candidly on the impacts of COVID-19.

A tribute track to acknowledge the passing of cabaret performance artist and stripper, Elizabeth Burton (1947-2022), the Goddess. Following the sell-out of Goddess (2021), a cabaret production chronicling accounts from her life, produced by Performing Lines and starred Liz, a fundraising campaign to publish her memoir, Around the World in A G-String has been initiated.  Donations can be made: HERE  

Presented and produced by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

Patti LaBelle :: On My Own Tribute song for the Goddess, Elizabeth Burton (1947-2022)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan :: Come On Over Sunday at Devil Dirt
Barney McAll ft Gary Bartz :: Wild Horses in the Morning Sky Precious Energy
Nick Walters :: Supernova Singularity
Mad Professor :: Fast Forward Into Dub
King Errisson :: Space Queen Luke Una Presents E Soul CulturaMr Bongo
Tapioca :: Move On Voyage
Brad Mehidau :: -maybe as his skies are wide Jacob’s Ladder
Jimetta Rose :: A4 Black Light The Gift – Around The Wa Queen

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March Dance is Sydney’s premiere annual dance festival which happens next month.  Now in its fourth reiteration, the program showcases 130 artists, including six companies, 12 organisations and 17 venues across Sydney.  The program includes 19 residencies, five performances, five workshops, 13 dance classes and four talks.  Festival Director Lauren Vasallo and featured dancer Mitchell Christie talk us through the Festival program.

Green Door Theatre Company and Redline Productions present the award winning play, Chewing Gum Dreams, written by playwright Michaela Coel.  It’s a confronting coming of age story performed by Masego Pitros, who we will hear from.  Opera Australia present Puccini in a fantasy opera and myth that transports audiences to an exotic world where fear and love go hand in hand.  Turandot is on now, and we catch up with Assistant Director, Wawick Doddrell.

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and Poetry Sydney and Gleebooks present Vessels of Love.  Six poets tomorrow afternoon will be in Gleebooks tomorrow afternoon to share in their original poetry on love and all its forms.  We hear from one of the participating poets Mark Treddinick on love and poetry.

Presented and produced by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.

Playlist

Astral Flex :: Southside I Can See My House
Textile Records :: Hydra Movietone Peel Sessions 1994 – 1997Textile Records
Dina ogon (Stockholm, Sweden) :: Sol Dina OgonSing a Song Fighter DIY Record Label
The Smile (Oxford, UK) :: The Smile The Smoke
Masego Potris, Performer :: Chewing Gum Dreams Old Fitz Hotel [- 19 February 2022]https://www.redlineproductions.com.au/chewing-gum-dreams
Kelis, Andre 3000 :: Millionaire TastyChewing Gum Dreams curated playlist
Unyoked Records :: Moodwax – Mermaid (You Are Always) (Rebirth) Unyoked presents Lazydaze.001Unyoked Records
Say She She :: Forget Me Not EP (New York
Bonobo :: Age of Phase Fragmentsbonobomusic.com
Lauren Vasallo, Festival Director and Dancer, Mitchell Christie :: March Dance Festival 3-31 March marchdance.com
Doinel :: Saldeira Doniel – Saidera (London, UK)Terrasolare
El Dragon Criollo :: La Numero Uno Pase lo que pase (Colombia)
Australian poet: Mark Tredinnick on love and poetry :: Vessels of Love at Gleebooks 12-3pm Saturday 12 February at Gleebooks | https://www.gleebooks.com.au/event/vessels-of-love-summer-streets-on-glebe-point-road-2022/6 poets read poems on love in all its forms to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day Weekend
Kerbside Collection :: Glaze Round The Corner(Brisbane, Australia)

Arts Friday New Year’s Eve Special

On the edge of a new year, we bring you special NYE greetings from artists and creatives. Messages recorded just for you from Claudia Chan Shaw, Terry Serio, John Fietelson, Chris Virtue, Blak Douglas, Lex Marinos, Vashti Hughes and Benito DiFonzo. Presented by Angela Stretch and recorded live from the Eastside Studios at Paddington Town Hall on 31st December 2021.

https://eastsidefm.org/artsfriday/