Program 37-23 Arts Friday on Eastside

The National Indigenous Art Fair is the largest gathering of First Nations artists from remote communities across Australia. It’s a weekend of to celebrate the art, craft and performance of the oldest culture in the world. Peter Cooley one of the founding organisers and CEO of First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Cooperation which provides cultural reconnection and well-being programs for Indigenous youth at risk talks us through the program. 4A Centre of Asian Art presents A Soft Touch, an exhibition that brings together contemporary artists whose practices engage visually and conceptually with the material of softness, but embody empowerment and resistance. We hear from one of the artists, Mehwish Iqbal works across painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and installation art. Her work explores themes involving migration, refugees and complex states of individuals. Sydney based tenor Iain Henderson speaks to us on his role in a new production of The Tales of Hoffmann which at the Sydney Opera House in July.

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.


Energy Exchange Ensemble & Oscar Jerome :: Lime Green EP Energy Exchange Berlin Germany
Summer Pearl :: Green Eyes Singe London, UK
Hania Rani :: Dancing with Ghosts Ghosts Warsaw – Set to release October 2023
Rise :: Poem: Romaine Moreton Post Me To The Prime Minister IAP 2005
National Indigenous Art Fair Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 July 2023 :: Interview: Peter Cooley, CEO First Hand Solutions Aboriginal Cooperation Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks – Gold coin entry
Nyron Higor :: Marimba Brazil
Fabiano do Nascimento :: Yugen Das Nuvens LA California
Sinj Clarke :: Loverboy The Height Of Love Melbourne
SWARVY :: Vernon Karate LA
Exhibition: A Soft Touch :: Interview: Mehwish Iqbal / 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Galleries Opens 3pm: Saturday 1 July – 13 August –
Shafiq Husayn :: No Particulars (eat. Syd, Didda Joe, and August Rose) So gold LA California
Lars Bartkuhn :: Dystopia Dystopia Germany – May 2023
Camille Bertault :: ACRECRAN Bonjour Mon Amour France
The Tales of Hoffmann: Joan Sutherland Theatre :: Interview: Iain Henderson, Australian tenor OA 11-22 July 2023 – Sydney Opera House
Meridian Brothers & Cyril Cyril :: Diablos de Chuao Diablos de Chuao Bong Joe, Switzerland