Books and Arts Weekend
Strange Birds: Music and West Papuan resistance02/09/15
The power of music in West Papua as a vehicle for dissent and protest is well understood.
Meena Kandasamy's The Gypsy Goddess
Indian author Meena Kandasamy did not shy away from difficult topics when she began her debut novel, The Gypsy Goddess. It deals with a massacre of 44 men, women and children who were burnt to death after campaigning for higher wages.
The Masterpiece - Robyn Hitchcock
British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock is our guest, talking about the The Beatles' seventh studio album, Revolver.
Dianne Touchell's novel A Small Madness
Does doing something monstrous make you a monster?
Lee Grant and The Five Happinesses
In late 2013 photographer Lee Grant travelled to Beijing as part of a co-production between Australia and China to photograph, and be photographed.
Ngati Skippy - Rachel Buchanan
Maori's living in Australia
Tusiata Avia - performance poet
New Zealand poet Tusiata Avia
The Texas Cowboy Songsters
The authentic cowboy music of Texas: a personal story.
"That's All Right" and Scotty Moore
Just on 60 years ago, Elvis Presley went into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded his first ever single - “That’s All Right”. Along with his guitarist Scotty Moore, he produced a song that sparked a revolution in rock 'n roll and changed music forever.
The Masterpiece - Ken Done
The Masterpiece looks at a work of art that is special to a prominent Australian artist, and why. This week, Ken Done reveals his favourite painting.
They’re some of our most public artworks, yet memorials must forever be in service to personal memories. So how do artists approach making them?
David Campbell sings John Bucchino
David Campbell and award-winning American composer John Bucchino perform in the studio for Weekend Arts, and talk us through their creative relationship.
Songs of the Silk Road
This is the story of The Gramophone Company of London's early 20th century recording trips by donkey-back and train along the Silk Road and of the relationship of the music they recorded onto wax cylinders to Silk Road musicians today.
The Masterpiece - Lior
Israeli-Australian musician Lior explains why he has chosen Alain de Botton's book Religion for Atheists as his masterpiece.
Tamara Dean on photography and art
When Fairfax recently took the knife to its photo department, it was the push news photojournalist Tamara Dean needed to fully immerse herself in her critically acclaimed art career. Weekend Arts talks with her about this transition.
Multi-Cultural Australia on Stage and Screen
Following Andrew Bovell’s keynote speech at the National Play Festival, provoking audiences to address racism on our stages, we ask how Australia can we represented more accurately on stage and screen.
Gaspard de la Nuit
Why did that very modern 20th-century composer, Maurice Ravel, compose images of spectres, goblins and death? Gaspard de la Nuit is the title of one of the most arresting and spectacularly difficult works ever written for the piano, but this...
Black and proud - the music of the Black Panther Party
The Black Panther movement was underscored by funk, rhythm and blues and early hip hop.
The Masterpiece - Anna Funder
This week, award-winning novelist Anna Funder is our guest on The Masterpiece.
An interview and readings with poet and short-fiction writer Josephine Rowe.
- Brisbane, QLD