Program 28-23 Arts Friday on Eastside

Symbols matter. The tension between what is and what is not is there in the great novels and paintings: harshness and beauty. Italian Sydney based artist, Simone Piccioni’s latest exhibition, The Australian AEffect challenges the balance between the act of creating art and transcends any superficial desire for beauty. We take a Gallery walk with Simone at Studio W. Remarkable new life is a flutter in the grand scale of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Macquaries Point. Opera Australia’s Revival Director, Susana Gómez was born in Oviedo (Spain) where she graduated in English Literature and Literary Theory. She trained as a pianist and actor and focused on physical theatre during some long-term stays in Germany and Argentina. She talks of the soaring emotions of the natural world and human relations of the contemporary interpretation.

Simone Piccioni interview music: Arcangelo Corelli, Concerto grosso, Op 6, No 1 in D Major: I. Largo – Allegro. Courtesy of Kylie Sargant.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, the program participants acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.


Joel Holmes :: Broken Styles Into The AbyssKryptox
Don Cherry’s New Researches featuring Nana Vasconcelos :: Ganesh Organic Music Theatre: Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972Blank Forms Editions
Rahill :: Smile for E Flowers at Your FeetReleased May 12
IzangoMa :: Out of the World Ngo MaSouth Africa – released in May
Exhibition: The Australian AEffect :: Interview: Simone Piccioni, artist Frances Keevil at Studio W, 6 Bourke Street, Woolloomooloo | Wed – Sun |
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble :: Treasure EPNew York
Production: Madama Butterfly, Handa Opera :: Interview: Susanna Gomez, Revival Director 24 March – 23
Palm Skin Productions :: The Sword Will Die Simon RichmondUK
30/70 Collective :: Jay Luv Art Make LoveMelbourne
Mr Beatnick :: Shapeshifter Joy in VariationMythstery Records, London, UK

Program 27-23 Arts on International Women’s Day

#EmbraceEquity campaign theme seeks to get the world talking about why ‘equal opportunities are no longer enough’ and can in fact be exclusionary, rather than inclusive. On today’s program we hear from the perspectives of women on equality versus equity and what this year’s theme means to them. The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize is Australia’s highest value acquisitive art prize for women with over $45,000 in prize money across four categories. We hear from Kathryn Minkley, artist, curator and Head Arts Department. Over the last 30 years Roslyn Sharp has gained a reputation for her disciplined but sympathetic mode of social documentation. Much of it centred around portraits, events and sites of Darlinghurst, Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo and Potts Point. The Messenger reveals new facets of the visual style of Sharp. A one-week exhibition presented as part of a suite of four exhibitions over a month by Damien Minton at Sheffer Gallery, Darlington. We hear from her in conversation with Sandy Edwards, Creative producer, Arthere.

Opera Australia’s soprano Jane Ede, on Donzetti’s Tudor trilogy, Roberto Deverux can be accessed on Arts Friday, 17 March 2023.

Thank you to the women contributing to Arts on International Women’s Day: Regina Botros, Lisa Garnham, Annette Hughes and Patricia Starrs. An acknowledgement of gratitude to Paul Neeson and Anthony Frater, presenters of Arts Wednesday.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, the program participants acknowledge the custodians of the Gadigal lands from which the program has been produced and broadcasts from at Eastside Radio.


Yazmin Lacey :: 90 Degrees When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees London UK
The Ravenswood Art Prize 2023 – :: Interview: Kathryn Minkley, Artist, Curator, Head of Visual Arts Exhibition: 13-28 May 2023 Thursdays to Sundays Ravenswood School for Girls’ Centennial Centre – Opening Night, Friday 12 May 2023
Tyson :: Red Handed Pisces Problems London UK
Yazmin Lacey :: Bad Company Voice Notes UK
Exhibition: Roz Sharp, The Messenger – 11 May 2023 :: Interview: Roz Sharp in conversation with Sandy Edwards Sheffer Gallery, 38 Lander Street, Darlington – IWD poetry – presented by Poetry Sydney Damien Minton Presents:
Bala Desejo :: Sim Sim Sim Sim Sim Sim Brazil
Anja Ngozi :: Burna Close ft. James Mollison Rhygin UK
Annette Hughes :: Pony Princess Datson Hughes
Ovule feat. Shygurl (Sega Bodega Remix) :: Bjork Single
Charlotte Spiral :: All This Time, Asleep London UK