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Mary Finsterer is a composer and Paul Lowen finalist. She received the Australia Council Composer Fellowship in 1998 as well as numerous other awards. She is currently composing an opera for The Song Company and is also heavily involved in the film industry. She took the time to answer our ArtsHub Career Profile.
The Australian Society of Authors heartily congratulates ASA mentorship winners Lisa Lang and Kristel Thornell who have shared this year's Australian/Vogel Award, and Courtney Collins who was shortlisted.
Sculptor Amanda Shelsher first got her hands dirty with clay alongside her ceramics teacher mother. She has since grown up to be a full-time sculptor. Below she tells ArtsHub about the toughest parts of her job and what inspires her most.
MEANJIN: It’s about eight o’clock on a Thursday morning in May and triple j’s breakfast team are hard at work. Robbie Buck, Marieke Hardy and Lindsay McDougall (The Doctor) are interviewing The Hilltop Hoods in preparation for their trip to Sale in regional Victoria for triple j’s One Night Stand concert the following Saturday.
Emily Sexton is the Creative Producer of Melbourne Fringe Festival and as the main go-to person for 5000 plus artists her job is BIG! Emily spoke to ArtsHub on the eve of the festival.
ArtsHub asked Sammy J what was the toughest challeng he had dealt with on the job, and he said: "An audience member went nuts in London and took the whole theatre hostage."
An interview with the band “The Beards” reveals that wearing a beard requires dedication and daily maintenance. Their advice is “beardless people should just keep their mouths shut and concentrate on trying to grow a beard”…
Singer-songwriter, Kate Vigo, will be appearing at the Semaphore Music Festival at the beginning of October. She talks amongst other things about how she studied fashion for three years before turning to music-making as a career.
In part of two Brett Sheehy’s interview with ArtsHub he talks about his do’s and don'ts of festival programming.
Clearly focussing on the Greek youth music experience (in Schoolwave on the Rocks, part of the Greek Film Festival), the documentary nevertheless references music movements in Europe and America. With globalization, it doesn’t matter if you are from a Greek village, the whole world has become a global village.
Wordsmith Sean M Whelan harvests his dreams regularly for his for his self-described brand of “dirty magic” poetry. Check out his answers to our ArtsHub Career profile below.
Ming-Zhu Hii is the writer and director of ATTRACT/REPEL that will be showing at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival. She reminisces about her first attempt at a blog back in 1998 and her shattered dreams of becoming an astronomer as part of our ArtsHub Career Profile.
Amber Joy Poulton answers our ArtsHub career profile, in character, as Loretta Lynn from the show Honky Tonk Angels.
South Australian songstress Amber Joy Poulton's career began when she answered a “singer wanted” ad in a local music shop. She will be performing as part of the Semaphore Music Festival.
Helpmann Academy's Ashington Mentorship Scheme awarded Good Practice Recognition in National AbaF Award.
The Satellites still work 9 to 5 jobs, but play the gigs they want and enjoy every one of them.
ArtsHub recently spoke exclusively to Melbourne International Arts Festival Artistic Director Brett Sheehy not only about the already much discussed 2009 Melbourne programme, but also about what makes someone look to a career as an artistic director. This week we publish the first part of his interview where he talks about how he came to be one of Australia’s most experienced festival directors. A
Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Chief Executive Sandra Levy, announced the appointment of Liz Hughes to the newly created position of Director Open Program.
Stephen M Irwin is one of the many writers featured at the Brisbane Writers Festival who has taken the time to answer the ArtsHub Career Profile. His debut novel The Dead Path is a supernatural thriller tracking the journey of protagonist Nicholas from London to Australia after the death of his wife. Check out his answers below.
As part of the Brisbane Writers Festival, James Knight will discuss his latest novel A Theory of Moments - an account of a year-long journey spent travelling across South America and Africa. James took the time to answer our ArtsHub Career Profile questions.
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