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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10 March | Gemma Smith + The National (AGNSW Ed.) Ft. Isobel Parker Phillip, Izabela Pluta

On today's episode of Canvas Sabella D'Souza discusses Eugene Yiu Nam Cheung's Running Dog article The Canonisation of Quilty. Then we sit down with Sydney based painter Gemma Smith to talk about her milestone exhibition Rhythm Sequence at UNSW Galleries, along with the importance of art schools, and the passing of practical knowledge. Then we sit down with Curator Isobel Parker Phillip, and artist Izabela Pluta to chat about their work for The National, and their personal histories with photography. 

 

 

Guest Music Curator: Jan Terri


3 March | C-A-C x Third Ear Podcast Ft. Jess Olivieri, Frances Barrett, ft. Kate Britton & Hayley Forward

We hear a sneak preview of The Third Ear Podcast as Jess Oliveri and Frances Barrett discuss queer listening with podcast hosts Kate Britton and Hayley Forward. We hear sound art and music from queer Western Sydney based artists Samia Sayed, Emily Crocker, Enoch Mailangi, Kilia Tipa, and Brian Fuata.


24 February | Mikala Tai, Adelaide Bannerman and Joleen Mataele

This is a powerful week on Canvas, join David Capra and Sabella D'Souza as they sit down with boss women of colour Dr Mikala Tai and Adelaide Bannerman to talk about sharing knowledge and building friendships through an international exchange programme organised by Diversity Arts Australia and the British Council called INTERSECT. Then we share a special moment with Tongan LGBTIQ activist Joleen Mataele, as we talk about her feature in the upcoming Queer Screens Mardis Gras Film Festival in Leitis in Waiting. 

Guest Music Curator: Jan Terri


17 February | After Technology with Stella McDonald & Akil Ahamat, and 'do you know this feeling' ft. Sebastian Henry Jones & JD Reforma

Canvas is back for 2019 with chats about the aftermath of technology on art, longing through curation, and the plight of Britney Spears. David Capra and Sabella D'Souza catch you up on their whereabouts for the last 2 months before diving into the deep end with co-curator Stella McDonald, and artist Akil Ahamat about 'After Technology' their upcoming exhibition at UTS Gallery. Then its onto curator Sebastian Henry Jones and artist JD Reforma as they discuss strategies of communication at their February Firstdraft show 'do you know this feeling?'. 



Guest Music Curator: Jan Terri


23 September | FBi's Sweet 15 Ft. Lisa Sammut, Sweatshop with Winnie Dun & Rachel Marie

It's supporter drive! Where we ask you the listeners, to make it "official" and become our Radio Parents. We sit down with a range of guests to talk about what art they were making at 15, and what they're up to now. David Capra and Giselle Stanborough chat with Lisa Sammut about her most recent exhibition at Firstdraft A Monumental Echo. Then we're joined by Winnie Dunn and Rachel Marie, two members of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Writers group to discuss their recent grant and their move to ICE in Paramatta. 

 

Guest Music Curator: Leila El Rayes


16 September | Sinuses, Emily McDaniel & Danielle Harvey

We're all blocked up this morning. It's still flu season! On this episode of Canvas, we tackle the fullness of voids and the chaos of freelance curation. Join David Capra and Giselle Stanborough as they chat with Legendary Emily McDaniel about her upcoming exhibition at UTS Gallery VOID. Then we dive into Edgar Allen Poe with Danielle Harvey Director of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. 

Music Curated by Leila El Rayes.

 


15 October | Live broadcast from Artspace for Volumes: Another Art Book Fair

In this episode we broadcast live from Artspace for Volumes: Another Art Book Fair with Freek Lomme of Onomatopee and Parker Bruce of Badlands Unlimited, Giselle Stanborough interviews Athena X of The Real Housewives of Sydney, plus Malcolm Whittaker and Sarah Rodigari. Tracks by Big Ego Books.

15 October | Live broadcast from Artspace for Volumes: Another Art Book Fair

In this episode we broadcast live from Artspace for Volumes: Another Art Book Fair with Freek Lomme of Onomatopee and Parker Bruce of Badlands Unlimited, Giselle Stanborough interviews Athena X of The Real Housewives of Sydney, plus Malcolm Whittaker and Sarah Rodigari. Tracks by Big Ego Books.

8 October | Public Art with John Kaldor, Felicity Fenner, Lisa Corsi and Campbell Drake

On this episode we explored our relationship with public art. Prominent philanthropist and Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects, John Kaldor, discussed his long history with presenting work in public spaces and his 33rd Project: Anri Sala 'The Last Resort'. We were joined by Director of UNSW Galleries and author of 'Running The City', Felicity Fenner, alongside architect, artist and researcher, Campbell Drake, and Lisa Corsi, the co-founder of SafARI and current Public Art Special Projects Project Manager with the City of Sydney. Music by Laura Hunt.

1 October | This is not art festival with Natty Solo, Julia Mendel and Sj Finch

This is Not Art takes place over four days in Newcastle. Now in its twentieth year, the festival comprises of the The National Young Writers' Festival, Critical Animals, and Crack Theatre Festival. In this episode we played a prerecorded interview with artist and blogger Natty Solo, which was played earlier in the week as part of the Canvas: Art and Ideas panel at Critical Animals. We spoke to Critical Animals Co-Director Julia Mendel, and we played a poem from Western Australian poet SJ Finch. Tracks by Post Motel.

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