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Archive for June, 2012

To The Surface: Interview with Meg Cowell

What wonderful colours and shapes emerge when one puts garmets into water!

Young, expressive and highly original photo-based artist, Meg Cowell, brings us To the Surface – a collection of evocative and intricate photographs of abandoned feminine garments and beautiful, bold dresses.

Jennie Lenman chats to Meg about the collection at AP. Bond Gallery.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

An Otherworldly Sound: Interview With Monkey Puzzle Tree

Every once and a while, there’s a band that offers something truly special to the music scene and makes you stop to reevaluate genre constructs.

A quartet who formed in Adelaide in 2008 does just that and continues to build on their full, adventurous, ethereal soundscapes using classical, worldly and post-romantic elements in their music.

With David O’Callaghan on guitar, Sophie Calderbank on violin, Michelle Lam on piano and Matthew Gorgula on drums, they are Monkey Puzzle Tree and they are speaking to Jennie Lenman about their unique sound, how they’ve evolved and Dave starts by talking about how they first met.

Monkey Puzzle Tree also share a couple of songs- Noctiluca and Firefly- from their soon-to-be-released second album Praeda Maris.

They will be performing a free show at The Metropolitan Hotel – 46 Grote St – on Thursday 5 July 2012.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

Worn To The Edge: Interview With Wild Fibers

To some, textiles simply have utility value, but to many others they can hold uniqueness, a  special aesthetic or tactile quality and a history.

Nine Wild Fibres textile artists have come together to bring you Worn to the Edge – an exhibition featuring their work using a variety of techniques.

Bev Bills and Liz Steveson from Wild Fibers speak to Jennie Lenman about their craft and exhibition, which will be opening Sunday 1 July 2012, at 3pm at Prospect Gallery – 1 Thomas Street in Nailsworth – it will be on until July 22 2012.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

SCALA Guest, Dave Bond

This week’s SCALA guest is Dave Bond who, having played drums in local bands such as The Tomahawks and The Saucermen, is now performing original acoustic music with a guitar and his voice.

Dave chats with Jennie Lenman about his craft and the shift from behind the kit to front and centre. He kicks off the interview with a live performance of Paradise, based on a trip to Esperance in Western Australia and later plays Hey There Baby.

Dave will be performing at Higher Ground on 9-15 Light Square, on Thursday 5 July 2012.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

Urban Culture For Young Arts Enthusiasts

There seem to be more and more opportunities for young people to get involved in arts of all disciplines these days and Carclew Youth Arts have been instrumental in ensuring these opportunities continue.

They currently fund and support ExpressWay Arts, an initiative based in the Southern Suburbs, which is running a series of workshops next week in a program called Urban Culture.

Creative producer of Urban Culture, Katrina Lazaroff, speaks to Jennie Lenman about the ExpressWay Arts and opportunties for young art enthusiasts within the program.

For more information, go to the ExpressWay Arts page on

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

Men In Pink Tights

There’s a ballet company on stage at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Adelaide; glamorous costumes, great music, wonderful choreography, and the dancers are on pointe- except that they’re all men! Les Ballets Elloelle is the company,  Men In Pink Tights is the show, and the artistic director and lead dancer is Victor Trevino.

Ewart Shaw speaks to Victor, mentioning that as dancing on pointe is tradionally a female dance style, it seems quite funny to have men doing it.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.

Indian Culture on Your Plate this OzAsia Festival

The program for the OzAsia Festival has just been launched and  the focus nation is India.

What were the reasons behind chosing this intriguing country?

Jacinta Thompson – Artistic Director of the festival – explains to Ewart Shaw.

The OzAsia Festival runs from the 14th to the 30 of September 2012. For more go to: the OzAsia Festival page.

Broadcast 30 June 2012.