January 21, 2022
In this episode, Steph caught up with photographic artist Tony Kearney at his home in Port Adelaide. Tune in to hear about his journey to photography, his highly-acclaimed portrait work, competing with pigeons for exhibition space in Hart’s Mill, and that time he took 180 rolls of film through multiple airport x-ray machines en route to Syria.
- Kodak Instamatic
- Reticulation, bas relief
- Mug Shots
- Fixer, developer, stop bath – photographic chemicals
- Atkins Lab
- Marden Senior College
- Tarnanthi Festival
- National Railway Museum
- Olive Cotton Award / 2021 Exhibition Catalogue
- Bowness Prize / finalist images 2021
- Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
- National Portrait Gallery London
- David Prichard’s portraits of Australian First Nations stock women win the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 [article]
- Tony Kearney, Jacob, 2020
- ‘Dignified, strong, beautiful’: the year’s best portrait photography – in pictures (The Guardian) [article]
- High Ground (2020) imdb
- The 2021 Bowness photography prize selected finalists – in pictures (The Guardian) [article]
- 3 of Tony’s portraits in NPG collection
- Laneway Festival
- Tony’s photograph of @BillieEilish
- Tony’s photograph of @AuroraMusic
- Tony Kearney, Linda Syddick Tjunggkiya Napaltjarri, 2017, inkjet print on paper, image: 66.2cm x 66.2cm, purchased by NPG (Australia) in 2017
Tony Kearney, Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri, 2017, inkjet print on paper, image: 66.2cm x 66.1cm, purchased by NPG (Australia) in 2017
- Tangentyere Art Centre
- Rust, ‘The corrosion of culture and the culture of corrosion’
- ‘Chandie’ by Deb Jones & Christine Cholewa
- Syria Lost
- Hart’s Mill
December 14, 2021
In this episode, Steph catches up with Jasmine Crisp at her home studio in the Adelaide Hills. Jasmine paints across small and large scale, with her narrative paintings discoverable in both gallery spaces and on buildings around Adelaide and beyond. We talk about what drives her work, the ups and downs of working in public space, her time in residency in Iceland, and her painting that won the inaugural Centre for Creative Health Art Prize.
Transcript on the SALA website.
Music: Sky 5: The Rise, The Walk, The Hope - Monplaisir
November 16, 2021
In this episode, Steph catches up with Shane Kooka.
Shane’s interest in art started at an early age and became an important way for him to connect with culture. Today, Shane works at small and large scale, making his mark on bodies, garments, buildings, and more. In this interview we hear about the role of collaboration and variety in sustaining his practice, and some of his work in Tarnanthi.
October 12, 2021
In this episode, Steph catches up with artist Gemma Rose Brook.
Gemma is an emerging artist who paints from life, so it was only appropriate that the interview take place cross-legged on the spring grass of Brownhill Creek Recreation Park. Tune in to hear about the mindfulness of Gemma’s practice, the stories behind some of her works, and her first solo exhibition coming up in November.
August 27, 2021
Check out the new do-it-yourself audio tour of public art in the City of Adelaide! Join Steph in this meander around the CBD and find out more about the murals, sculptures, and installations that decorate our city. You can listen from the comfort of home or listen along while you walk the route yourself.
August 17, 2021
In this episode, Steph caught up with multidisciplinary artist Bridget Currie.
Bridget was the inaugural recipient of ACE Open’s newly formed Porter St Commission, and her resulting exhibition, Message from the Meadow, is at ACE Open for this year’s SALA Festival. Tune in to this gentle discussion of Bridget’s practice of giving form to invisible things, the importance of artwork that ‘resists’ logical understanding, and a hint as to Bridget’s preferred corner of the rabbit hole that is ASMR videos.
Music: Nothing will grow here, Komiko, free music archive
Image: Sam Roberts, courtesy of ACE Open
August 10, 2021
In this episode, Steph catches up with artist Henry Wolff at their studio in Post Office Projects, Port Adelaide. Tune in to hear about Henry’s path from design and fashion to visual art, and the way that empathy and care are explored in their image making - most notably in their new moving-image work ‘CARE’ commissioned by fine print magazine and presented online as part of SALA Festival 2021.
music: Nothing will grow here - Komiku via freemusicarchive.org
August 2, 2021
In this episode, Christina catches up with the 2021 SALA Feature Artist, Roy Ananda. Tune in to hear about the role of fandom and humor in Roy's work, the inspiration behind the 'heart' work that features on the 2021 SALA poster, and the process of creating this year's SA Living Artist Publication.
- Untitled, 2006, Fabric, coat-hanger, fibreglass, dimensions variable
- Bugs Bunny – ‘The Grey Hounded Hare’
- Aether Drift, 2013, timber, acrylic paint, fixings, aluminium trestles, 300x600x500cm
- Monograph – Roy Ananda
- Roy Ananda: Further Annotations at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
- Annotations series
- Olafur Eliasson, Dark matter collective, 2018, 217 partially silvered glass spheres, paint (black), stainless steel
- Peter Booth, Painting 1982, 1982, oil on canvas
- Sol LeWitt
- MF Doom (member of hip-hop duo Madvillain) / Madvillain – ALL CAPS
- Fransisco Goya in the AGSA collection
- Giovanni Battista Piranesi in the AGSA collection
- Albrecht Dürer in the AGSA collection
- Death notice, 2016, digital print on newsprint paper, 15x7cm
- SA Living Artist Publication
- Christopher Orchard: The uncertainty of the poet, Peter Goldworthy, Margot Osborne, Roy Ananda, Julia Robinson, Rod Taylor
- Peter Goldsworthy
- Andrew Purvis
- Bernadette Klavins
- Sean Williams
- D&D / Dungeons & Dragons
- Wakefield Press
- A house falls on Buster Keaton
- The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars: Episode V)
- affirmational fandom vs transformational fandom
- Roy Ananda 2004 SALA Keynote speech
- ACSA / Adelaide Central School of Art
- Adelaide Central Gallery
- Supreme Library at Adelaide Central Gallery
- Slow crawl to infinity, 2014, Plywood, timber, fixings, 550x700x1050cm
- Thin walls between dimensions, 2018, MDF, timber, acrylic paint, fixings, Dimensions variable
- ‘Easter egg’ (noun) 1: a chocolate egg given at Easter, (2) an unexpected or undocumented feature in a piece of computer software or on a DVD, included as a joke or bonus.
- CACSA / Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
- (Dueling rapiers): Roy Ananda, Untitled, 2015, swords, steel, springs, motor, and micro-controller, dimensions variable
- Alexander Calder
- Inigo Montoya vs Man in Black
- 501st legion
- Darth Vader
- Boba Fett
- Roy Ananda, Autobiography series
- Melvyn Bragg
- @roy.ananda on Instagram
Galactic by Seb Jaeger
Hungarian Rhapsody No2 by Hans Liszt performed by Brent Tucker
July 21, 2021
In this episode, Steph caught up with Renee de Saxe, Kirsty Kingsley, and Rebecca Reynolds, who are the driving force behind the 100 Barossa Artists project that took place in SALA 2020. Tune in to hear about how they managed to put on such a big project, the importance of the ‘clubhouse’ in art, and what they’re planning to do next.
Music: Pinky - Blue Dot Sessions via freemusicarchive.org
June 1, 2021
In this episode, Steph talks to Charisma Cubillo, a solicitor at Terri Janke and Company, about Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).
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