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Arts & Culture Podcasts

Join presenter Anthea Williams and outstanding artists and arts workers from right across the creative spectrum for entertaining, enlightening and provocative discussions about art, culture and disability. Each program looks at a specific topic, bringing in guests to unpack that topic in creative and surprising ways, while discussing their work and arts practices. The program also includes a round-up of relevant news and events. So switch on and transform your understanding of art, culture and creativity. Produced in association with Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Activated Arts is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Join presenter Anthea Williams and outstanding artists and arts workers from right across the creative spectrum for entertaining, enlightening and provocative discussions about art, culture and disability. Each program looks at a specific topic, bringing in guests to unpack that topic in creative and surprising ways, while discussing their work and arts practices. The program also includes a round-up of relevant news and events. So switch on and transform your understanding of art, culture and creativity. Produced in association with Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Activated Arts is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Location:

Australia

Description:

Join presenter Anthea Williams and outstanding artists and arts workers from right across the creative spectrum for entertaining, enlightening and provocative discussions about art, culture and disability. Each program looks at a specific topic, bringing in guests to unpack that topic in creative and surprising ways, while discussing their work and arts practices. The program also includes a round-up of relevant news and events. So switch on and transform your understanding of art, culture and creativity. Produced in association with Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation. Activated Arts is broadcast on 2RPH. Find us at www.2rph.org.au

Language:

English

Contact:

0295188811


Episodes

#8 - The Invisible

4/23/2021
In conjunction with the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Anthea talks with writers Kylie Maslen and Jacinta Parsons. Both have written remarkable debut novels about chronic illness and living with an invisible disability. These books are insightful, wise and achingly honest. Kylie and Jacinta discuss not only why they had to write them, but also what they hope will change in the medical industry and media. Full notes and links: https://www.2rph.org.au/listen/podcasts/activated-arts Awaye, Black...

Duration:00:27:48

#7 - Comedy and Disability

4/5/2021
Anthea is joined by comics Madeleine Stewart and Alistair Baldwin to discuss the exciting, sometimes dicey intersection of comedy and disability. Madeleine works in stand-up comedy and theatre, and created Sydney's first accessible comedy club, Crips & Creeps. Alistair is a writer and performer, working on ABC comedy series Hard Quiz and The Weekly. We advise that this episode contains some strong language.

Duration:00:29:00

#6 - Back to Back

3/4/2021
This month Activated Arts talk with ensemble members Simon Laherty and Ingrid Voorendt from Back to Back. Over the past 30 years, Back to Back has been one of Australia’s most successful and awarded theatre companies. They have travelled across the globe at festivals in the USA, Europe, Asia and beyond, all from their home base in Geelong, VIC. Simon and Ingrid say they not only question assumptions about what is possible in theatre but also the assumptions we hold about ourselves and...

Duration:00:28:56

#5 - Casting, Representation and Sia’s Film Music

2/4/2021
When the trailer for Sia’s film Music debuted, the disability community was generally horrified. The film stars Maddie Ziegler playing a character on the autism spectrum, despite not being autistic herself. Sia bit back asking people to see the film before they judged it. So that’s just what we did. This week I speak with Sophie Smyth and Bridie McKim, two brilliant actresses who identify as living with disability, Sophie with autism. We discuss the film, casting and the broader...

Duration:00:28:07

#4 - Value Shift

1/14/2021
Anthea talks with artist Hanna Cormick. In 2015 Hanna Cormick was living in Paris and working as a physical performer with a background in dance, circus and interdisciplinary arts. Now Hanna is a wheelchair user and due to a number of acute allergic reactions she spends much of her time at home and must wear a full-face mask when in public. But her arts practice has deepened and the values behind her work have radically shifted. This month we spend a full episode talking to this remarkable...

Duration:00:29:33

#3 - Embracing Disability

12/3/2020
Anthea talks with Asphyxia, writer of the remarkable novel Future Girl, and Sarah-Vyne Vassallo, choreographer, director and Artistic Director of Integrated Performance Company Murmuration. They discuss how their work and practice changed when they embraced Auslan and living with disability. https://helloasphyxia.wordpress.comhttp://www.sarahvynevassallo.com/

Duration:00:29:21

#2 - Writing The Self

11/19/2020
Anthea talks with writers Fiona Wright and Anna Jacobson about their work and how their writing has helped them and those around them understand complex disability. Download Transcript: Activated Arts Transcript Episode 2 Activated Arts on Accessible Arts website

Duration:00:29:02

#1 - Pandemic

10/5/2020
Episode 1 of Activated Arts! Anthea talks with Anna Barnes and Esther Hannaford, Lead-Writer and Actor from ABC series Retrograde, and Allison Reynolds, Paul Calcott and Jeffery Wood Visual Artists working on the radically accessible 2020 Exhibition about creating arts and entertainment in reaction to the pandemic. Retrograde: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/retrograde 2020 Live from 22 October: www.2020exhibition.arts Archibald:...

Duration:00:26:09