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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20 August | Jonathan Jones, Primavera with Laura Hindmarsh and Kynan Tan, Garry Trinh and Mini Graff
On this episode we talked to Jonathan Jones about his collaborative project with Lille Madden for ‘This is a Voice’ at the Powerhouse Museum. Exhibiting artists from this year’s edition of Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art —Laura Hindmarsh and Kynan Tan. And artist/photographer extraordinaire Garry Trinh joined us in the studio to talk all things art and photography. Plus an interview and music by Mini Gaff.
10 September | Justine Varga, Packer Room Prize and Frida Deguise
In this episode Justine Varga discussed her show at the Australian Centre for Photography. We talked about the Archibald Prize Packing Room Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales with head packer and the deciding vote Steve Peters. Comedian Frida Deguise talks about her upcoming projects. Tracks by Post Motel.
3 September | Underbelly Arts with Roslyn Helper and Marcus Whale, and John Safran
Underbelly Arts showcases new work from artists working at the forefront of local practice. In this episode we spoke with the recently appointed Artistic Director, Roslyn Helper, about what's in store this year and her vision for the festival at large. We're also joined by exhibiting artist Marcus Whale, who offers us a glimpse into his project (with Eugene Choi) for Underbelly ' Praise!'. Plus, Nathan Bernfield chats to comedian John Safran. Tracks by Laura Hunt.
13 August | Wade Marynowsky, Simon Yates and Toni Warburton
In this episode we have three long form interviews with three very special, and respected, Sydney artists. We are joined by robotics and new media artist Dr Wade Marynowsky, installation artist Simon Yates, and ceramicist Toni Warburton. Tracks by Anna John.
6 August | Megan Wilding, Dignity of Risk and Giselle Stanborough
On this episode we spoke to Megan Wilding, the winner of Balnaves Indigenous Playwright’s Award on ‘The Rover’ at Belvoir St Theatre, Natalie Rose, Jennifer Medway and the cast of ‘Dignity of Risk’ joined us in the studio to chat about this new work at ATYP Sydney and Giselle Stanborough checks in to talk all things The Bachelor. Tracks curated by Anna John.
30 July | David Griggs, Kon Gouriotis, George Tillianakis, and Annaliese Constable
On this episode we were joined in the studio by David Griggs to chat about his upcoming show ‘Between Nature and Sin’ at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Kon Gouriotis and George Tillianakis talk about ‘It’s Our Thing (Part II)’ at Blacktown Arts Centre, and Annaliese Constable joins us in the studio to discuss her first solo exhibition at Gallery Aurora in Summer Hill. Tracks curated by George Tillianakis (Melodiqa).
23 July | Island Salon, Clare Milledge, and Rhoda Roberts
In this episode we talked to Sophie Kitson and Danielle Zorbas about Island Salon, a project involving over 100 female artists, and the upcoming Island Salon Publication Launch. We chatted to Rhoda Roberts about Badu Gili at Sydney Opera House, and we are joined by Clare Milledge, who discusses her practice and Crusted Heat at The Commercial. Tracks by Island Salon.
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.