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Collecting Steuben Glass

Last November the Steuben Glass factory in Corning, New York State, closed its doors after 108 years of operation. The highly collected glassware was initially designed by Frederick Carder and later a who’s who of designers and glassmakers. Radio Adelaide’s Nikki Marcel was recently in Corning and sought out Beth Shott at the Carder Steuben Glass Shop, to find out what makes Steuben Glass so collectable.

Apply Yourself – The Writing Project

Attention all emerging artists, writers, designers and curators in Australia…

There’s a collaborative, trans-disciplinary arts writing challenge for you. It’s called the Writing Project.

Polly Dance, Project Coordinator at  FELTspace, speaks to Jennie Lenman to explain the purpose and of the competition and how people can get involved.

Broadcast 16 June 2012

Creative Conversations with Creative Women

Have you ever thought of self publishing a book? Many of us may have it on our ‘to do’ list or earmarked for ‘in my retirement’ but Tess McCabe has not only thought about it – she’s done it.  Tess talks with Nikki Marcel about her book Conversations with Creative Women and how she moved from having idea to its publication.

Broadcast 28 April 2012

A Fontanelle to Discover

Open your mind and Fontanelle to the brand new gallery and studio space called Fontanelle on 6th Street, Bowden. They launch at 6pm April 1st with a great show Sensation Seekers. Director Brigid Noone took a moment out of the rush to get everything done before the big opening day to talk with Nikki Marcel who asks – is she sleeping?  

Broadcast 24 March 2012

Street Dreams of a City Full of Urban Art

While the Festival kicks off with Artist’s Week another festival is taking place – the Street Dreams Urban Art Festival. With the Dumpster Biennale going life-size, a Pimp My T-Shirt Party, murals, tours and movies the festival is sure to lure people away from Soundwave.
Peter Drew talks dumpsters with Nikki Marcel.

WAK are Levelless

Dutch theatre group WAK are skewing our lines of vision with Levelless in a purpose-built venue at the Gardens of Unearthly Delights. Bart Strijbos and Dorus van der Meer talk set construction with Nikki Marcel.

Broadcast 18 Feb 2012

Reality Checkpoint Design Competition

Winners of the recent design competition Reality Checkpoint, Ellen Buttrose and John Pagnozzi, talked with Nikki Marcel about the realities of creating a large scale public mural focusing on the issues of youth homelessness.
Reality Checkpoint is a partnership between UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture and Design, Service to Youth Council and the Integrated Design Commission.

Broadcast 28 Jan 2012