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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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.

24 September | Renny Kodgers, Mark Shorter, Sounding the Future and Anne Louise Sarks

On this episode we chated with Renny Kodgers, the Kenny Rogers impersonator, and the man behind him—artist Mark Shorter. Director Anne-Louise Sarks tells us why she's disappointed in the women written by Shakespeare and how she addressed this in her version of 'The Merchant of Venice' for Bell Shakespeare. Plus, we heard about Sounding the Future at UTS Gallery from Canvas producer Laura Hunt. Tracks by Post Motel.

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.

17 September | Benjamin Law, Deborah Kelly and Siteworks with Barbara Campbell and Kath Fries

This week Canvas: Art & Ideas talked sexuality and bodies, birds and bees. Writer and journalist Benjamin Law discussed his Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101, Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal. We talked about Public Body .02 at Artspace with iconic Australian artist Deborah Kelly. Plus, Bundanon's annual Siteworks program is themed 'birds and bees' this year — we were joined by exhibiting artists Barbara Campbell and Kath Fries to hear what's in store. Tracks by Post Motel.

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.

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