Canvas: Art & Ideas

Canvas: Art & Ideas is FBi’s weekly arts program, brought to you by artists Abdul Abdullah, Nat Randall and David Capra. Tune in for your weekly dose of Sydney arts and culture, with interviews and critical conversations on contemporary Australian practice and exciting local projects.

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16 July 2017 | Dacchi Dang and Pedro Almeida, Jason Phu, and JD Reforma

On this episode we were joined in the studio by the curator from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asain Art, Pedro de Almeida, and exhibiting art and co-founder of 4A, Dacchi Dang, to talk about Dang's 'An Omen Near and Far.' Jason Phu chats to us about winning the Sulman Prize and being the Artistic Director of a medieval fair. And we discuss 'Hola' at Mosman Art Gallery, which is part of the Bayanihan Philippine Art Project, with artist JD Reforma. Music by Laura Hunt.

18 June 2017 | Urban Theatre Projects with Rosie Dennis, Giant Dwarf and 107 Projects, For Arts Sake Prize, and Stills Gallery

On this episode are joined by Rosie Dennis from Urban Theatre Projects, Nikita Agzarian from Giant Dwarf and Jess Cook from 107, plus Bronwyn Rennex discusses Stills Gallery's final show 'Curtain Call', and we hear about the For Arts Sake Prize at Design Centre Enmore. Tracks by Laura Hunt.

11 June 2017 | I Am Not Your Negro with Hèbert Peck, Hot Brown Honey, Lily Hibberd

On this episode the Producer of Academy Award nominated documentary 'I Am Not Your Negro', Hèbert Peck, join us in the studio. Busty Beatz and Lisa Fa’alafi from Hot Brown Honey talk to us about their show at Sydney Opera House. Artist, writer, and founding Editor of Un Magazine, Lily Hibberd, chats to us about her vision for the SCA of the future. Tracks by Laura Hunt.

4 June 2017 | Sydney Film Festival with Warwick Thornton and Nashen Moodley, Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman, and EuroVisions with Danny Goldberg and Judith Blackall.

On this episode, we chatted to Filmmaker Warwick Thornton and Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley. Danny Goldberg and Judith Blackall joined us to discuss EuroVisions at the National Art School. Plus, we chat about the Australian icon Annette Kellerman with the curator of Million Dollar Mermaid: Annette Kellerman at Powerhouse Museum. Tracks by Angie.

28 May 2017 | Lawrence Krauss, Liquid Architecture with Emma Ramsey and Geoffrey Gartner, Brenda Croft on Defying Empire and Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

In this episode we talk to the author of New York Times bestseller ‘A Universe from Nothing’, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. Artists Emma Ramsey and Geoffrey Gartner join us to chat about their practice and Liquid Architecture's event 'negative volumes: danger magic' at Firstdraft. Brenda Croft discusses her work at Defying Empire at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality at UNSW Galleries. Tracks by Big Ego Books.

21 May 2017 |Frontyard, Garage Barbershop, The Long Paddock, Kim Dalton, Nyngan Show

On this episode we talk about the community-focused Marrickville-based organisation Frontyard, and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) and Blacktown Arts Centre project Garage Barbershop. We discuss the New Landscapes Institute's The Long Paddock exhibition at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery with curator Joni Taylor, and exhibiting artists Amaia Sanchez-Valesco, Jorge Valiente and Gonzalo Valiente from Grandeza Studio. We interview the former Director of ABC TV Kim Dalton about his latest Platform Papers on the ABC and Australia’s screen culture. Plus, we cross to Nyngan Show to chat with Bob Deacon. Tracks by Big Ego Books.

14 May 2017 | Sydney Writers Festival, Alice Grundy, Stale Objects dePress

On this episode we talked to Artistic Director of Sydney Writers' Festival, Michaela McGuire. We were joined in the studio by editor and Co-Creator of Seizure, Alice Grundy. Plus, poets and co-editors of Stale Objects dePress Amelia Dale and AJ Currathers chat to us about experimental poetics. Tracks by Big Ego Books.

7 May 2017 | Daniel Boyd, Other Worlds Zine Fair with Nicky Minus, Holly Williams on 'A working model of the world'

In this episode we talk to Daniel Boyd about Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. We discuss Other Worlds Zine Fair with comic maker Nicky Minus, and the Co-Curator of 'A working model of the world' at UNSW Art & Design Galleries, Holly Williams, joins us in the the studio. Tracks by JD Reforma.

30 April 2017 | Artist-led spaces with Knulp, Wellington Street Projects and Alaska

In this episode we talk about artist-led spaces. We are joined by Shane Hasemen from Knulp, Sebastian Goldspink from Alaska Projects with artist Tarik Ahlip, and the directors of Wellington Street Projects Belem Lett and Genevieve Reynolds, with exhibiting artist Emma Finneran. Tracks by JD Reforma.

23 April 2017 | Live Broadcast from Firstdraft

In this episode we broadcast live from Firstdraft, talking all things text with Stella Rose McDonald, Alex Grawronski and Benjamin Forster for Around The Outside: Writing and Artistic Practice. Plus, we chat with JD Reformer and play a sound work Matthew Hopkins made for un Mag 11.1. Tracks by JD Reformer.

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