Program 43-23 Arts Friday on Eastside

Creative Australia has released the results of the 2022 National Arts Participation Survey.  It’s the first comprehensive study of Australians’ engagement with arts and creativity since the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results reinforce just how important arts, culture and creativity are for helping us through difficult times.  Dr Georgie McClean, Executive Director Development and Partnerships, at Creative Australia provides us with insight. Laugh Your Arts Off is back in 2023 for one night only.  All proceeds help fund the vital work of Arts Law.  The Arts Law Centre of Australia provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters.  The fundraiser is brought together by the Hearts for Arts Law is a group of young professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to raise money for Arts Law. Made up of lawyers, arts workers and students the committee hosts casual events for both lawyers and artists that provide networking opportunities and raise money and support for Arts Law.  Lee Elsdon, Deputy Chair, Hearts For Arts Law Fundraising Committee tells us more. On at Palace Cinemas is a suite of screen pleasures as part of this year’s program of the ST Ali Italian Film Festival.  To point us toward some of what’s showing we hear from Festival Director, Elysia ZeccolaLOVEGRUNGEPEACHES happened at Since I Left You on Tuesday evening in the YCK laneway heritage venue on Kent Street. The poetry event is the third in a series called pie in the sky poets.  Presented by Poetry Sydney and hosted by the curator Rico Craig who we’ll hear from him with a tribute poem.

Produced and presented by Angela Stretch, from GADIGAL country, we acknowledge First Nations peoples as the sovereign custodians of Country, and pay respect to Elders of past, present and to future generations. We acknowledge and value the distinct culture, customs and practices present in the many and diverse tribal nations across NSW. And we accept the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.


Vanishing Twin :: Afternoon X Afternoon X London, UK
Creating Value: Results of the National ARts Participation Survey :: INTERVIEW: Georgie McClean, Executive Director Development and Partnerships, Creative Australia
Ella Thompson :: To Light The Lantern Domino Melbourne, Australia
Moondiver :: When U Land Dublin, Ireland EP
Cleo Sol :: Heaven Heaven UK
Elephantine – Maurice Louca :: Moonshine Part 1 Moonshine Cairo, Egypt
FUNDRAISING EVENT: Laugh Your Arts Off – :: INTERVIEW: Lee Elsdon, Deputy Chari, Hearts For Arts Law Fundraising Committee 7pm Thursday 28 September 2023: 107 Projects, Redfern
Treasure Bloom :: Treasure Bloom, Lu Re – Remix Treasure Bloom London, UK
The Sorcerers :: The Outer World Jazz Ensemble – Beg, Borrow, Play The Outer World Jazz Ensemble ATA Records
Dimitri Grimm :: Sunnaeseeu For Beauty’s Source Switzerland
ST ALi Italian Film Festival – 18 October 2023 :: INTERVIEW: Elysia Zeccola, Festival Director
Chip Wickham :: love & Life Live & Life Madrid, Spain
Rico Craig: :: Poem: Live recording – LOVEGRUNGEPEACHES pie in the sky poets @ Since I Left You
Silver Firs :: Silver Firs Annihilation Party Oh Sister Records