Canvas: Art & Ideas is FBi’s weekly arts program, brought to you by artists Abdul Abdullah, Nat Randall and David Capra. Tune in for unique critical conversations on contemporary art, as we document Australian practice and promote exciting local projects.
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12 March 2017 | Janet Laurence, Save Our Sirius, and Vanessa Berry
On this episode we chat with prominent Australian artist Janet Laurence. Tao Gofer and Shaun Carter talk to us about the Save Our Sirius campaign and the movement resisting further gentrification of Miller's Point. Blogger and artist Vanessa Berry talks to us about her latest projects and upcoming book. Tracks by Michael Dagostino.
5 March 2017 | Adman: Warhol before pop, David Stratton, Superposition of three types
In this episode we are joined by curator Nicholas Chambers from Art Gallery of New South Wales to discuss Adman: Warhol before pop. David Stratton talks to Harry Milas about his new documentary feature David Stratton: A Cinematic Life. Exhibiting artists Jonny Niesche, Lara Merrett & Gemma Smith come in to chat about Superposition of three types at Artspace Sydney. Tracks by Hannah Brontë.
26 February 2017 | Reko Rennie, Ian Strange, Blak Douglas, & Lekha Jandhyala
In this episode we are joined in the studio by New York based Australian artist Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom to discuss his upcoming show, and American artist Lekha Jandhyala talks to us about her time in Australia on a prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Plus, Abdul interviews Blak Douglas, and Reko Rennie about their practice and upcoming projects. Tracks are curated by Bhenji Ra.
19 February 2017 | Kate Jinx from Golden Age Cinema, Kate Blackmore on The Glass Bedroom, Mardi Gras Film Festival with Jules Herrmann and Lisa Rose
In this episode we talk Sydney cinema. We are joined by Kate Jinx from the Golden Age Cinema & Bar; artist and filmmaker Kate Blackmore discusses her latest project The Glass Bedroom presented on ABC iview; and we about the Queer Screen - Mardi Gras Film Festival with filmmaker Jules Herrmann and the President of Queer Screen, Lisa Rose. Tracks by Jay Katz and Miss Death aka Jaimie and Aspasia Leonarder from the Mu Meson Archives.
12 February 2017 | Koori Gras, Declan Greene, Tony Albert
In this episode Tim Bishop, Nana Miss Koori and Liza-Mare Syron talk to us about Koori Gras at 107 Projects. We play an interview with playwright Declan Greene about his upcoming work 'The Homosexuals' at Griffin Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre, and artist Tony Albert joins us in the studio to talk about his practice and upcoming projects. Tracks by Anastasia Zaravinos aka Adonis.
5 February 2017 | Early career artists — James Nguyen at PACT, ArtsLab at Shopfront Arts, and 'Intersection' at ATYP
In this episode we talk about emerging artists and the spaces and programs that support them. We chat to James Nguyen about his project for the Vacant Room: 3 Year Residency program at PACT. Nat Rose, Clare Powell, Kieran Medway and Hannah Goodwin come in to discuss their ArtsLab presentations at Shopfront Arts Co-Op. Finally, we discuss ATYP's latest production 'Intersection' with co-writer Charles O'Grady and performer May Tran. Tracks by James Nguyen.
29 January 2017 | Jenny Bisset, Belinda Hanrahan and Lee-Anne Hall, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline
In this week's episode we discuss art outside Sydney's centre. We are joined by the Directors of three non-metropolitan spaces: Jenny Bisset from Blacktown Arts Centre, Belinda Hanrahan from Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Lee-Anne Hall. We chatted with artistic collaborators Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline, or MAPA, to talk about their recent project with UTS students Utopian Edge presented at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Tracks by Nick Atkins.
22 January 2017 | Wesley Enoch, Jason Wing and Amala Groom
Canvas returns for the first show of 2017! We chat with Sydney Festival director Wesley Enoch about Sydney culture, and follow with a discussion of 'Blak Mirror' with curator Jason Wing and exhibiting artist Amala Groom. Tracks by Angela Tiatia.
4 December 2016 | Canvas — Toby Chapman, Heath Franco and Naomi Oliver, Claudia Nicholson, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Salote Tawale
On this show we discuss ICE's 'Feedback' project with producer Toby Chapman, and artists Heath Franco and Naomi Oliver. Then we cover the highs and lows of 2016 with a panel of superstar artists including Claudia Nicholson, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Salote Tawale. Tracks by Charbel Nahme.
27 November 2016 | Canvas — Michael Lynch, Terry Virts, and Giselle Stanborough
On this show Abdul visits the SCA Grad Show. Then we play an interview with Michael Lynch, Director of the National Art School. David's sister Angela Capra and her friend Sarah interviewed astronaut Terry Virts for Art of the Critic. Finally, we joined by Giselle Stanborough for the 2016 wrap up of Internet Faymous. Tracks by Thomas ES Kelly.