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Young artists get early START

Christmas has come early for Adelaide’s creative kids. The Art Gallery’s ever-popular program for children and families, START at the Gallery, will now be open for extended hours.

Cath Kenneally spoke to Project Curator Lisa Slade about the hightlights of the program, which includes art activities, tours and live entertainment.

First Sunday of the month, 11 am – 3 pm,

Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace.

For more information phone (08) 8207 7005.

Presented free by the Balnaves Foundation.

Rome Studio Scholarship and Exchange – Christine Morrow – AEAF

Christine Morrow, director of the Australian Experiemental Art Foundation, joined Cath Kenneally in the studio to talk about the Scholarship she has helped initiate to allow an emerging South Australian artist to spend three months in Rome at the British School.

Prolific South Australian Artist, Remembered: Ivor Hele

Sir Ivor Henry Thomas Hele was a prolific South Australian artist of the last century. He completed more commissioned works than any other Australian artist in the history of Australian art.

This year marks the centenary of his birth and in honour of his achievements Carrick Hill is presenting a selection of his works profiling this important South Australian artist and teacher.

Joining Jennie Lenman is Richard Heathcote, director and curator of Carrick Hill, and Hugo Shaw, Adelaide artist, caricaturist and art teacher to talk about this highly respected artist.

To find out more, go to the Carrick Hill page.

Broadcast 28 July 2012

The Evolution of Electronic Music in Adelaide

DJ, entrepreneur, and music and culture enthusiast, Adam Daze, has done a lot to help the Adelaide music scene over the past few years, having launched Soundpond an Australian-first, online multimedia platform, for a breadth of performers in 2010 which still continues to grow.

Adam speaks to Jennie Lenman about the ever-evolving scene in Adelaide.

Head to to checkout some live music and to find out more.

You can also see Adam’s thoughts on his personal website.

Broadcast 21 July 2012

Musical Wellness Project

On Saturday 29 July 2012 the Elder Hall is the venue for a fundraising concert to provide support for the Women and Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Ian Vayne is the organiser and he’s speaking to Ewart Shaw about the Musical Wellness Project, which is where the funding is going.

Find out more about the Women and Childredn’s Hospital Foundation here and at

Broadcast 21 July 2012

Making the Arts More Accessible

18-30 year-olds often don’t have money in the back-burner to spend on appreciating arts and culture in Adelaide, but thanks to a number of initatives including Carclew Youth Arts opportunities, Adelaide Festival Centre GreenRoom membership and Fringe Benefits  – they can now experience some of our best arts events, including festivals, theatre and dance – by offering tickets at more affordable prices.

And there may even be some more exciting things happening on the horizon.

Fringe Benefits coordinator, Renee Jones, and musician  Lachlan Ridge speak to Jennie Lenman about future opportunities, the role of Fringe Benefits and the Transatlantics– Adelaide band, in which Lachlan plays.

Broadcast 14 July 2012

Art & Health a ‘No-Brainer’?

When it comes to healing the unwell, are Art & Health a ‘No-Brainer’? A pannel will be discussing the advantages of applying arts to the lives of those who are suffering.

One of the members of the pannel is Dr Sarah Burns, Music Therapy Consultant at the University of South Australia and she speaks to Jennie Lenman about exactly how music can help to heal the sick.

This In Conversation With event, ‘Art & Health: A No-Brainer’, hosted by Fenella Kernebone, will be held on Thursday 12 July, 2012 at 5.30pm at the Space Theatre. For more information, head to the Adelaide Festival Centre website.

You can also find information about art and music therapy at the Australian Music Therapy Association.