Romy Ash
is a novelist. Her first book, Floundering, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award.

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Portrait November 17, 2018

Chef Julia Ostro

In the kitchen with chef and author Julia Ostro.

Portrait September 29, 2018

Dancer Jo Lloyd

A walk through the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art with choreographer and dancer Jo Lloyd.

Portrait July 28, 2018

Artist Jake Walker

A walk through the home studio of abstract artist Jake Walker.

Culture June 16, 2018

Dark Mofo guest artist Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson has been a creative pioneer for decades, working across genre, time and place. Now 71 and still prolific, she continues to push boundaries with virtual reality projects. “You, yourself, your body kind of disappears and you have this incredible freedom to fly and to observe things that you wouldn’t be able to do in your body. So it’s almost like you’re as free as your imagination and you become your own imagination. It’s very, very thrilling.”

Portrait April 21, 2018

Poet Hera Lindsay Bird

Visiting New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird in Wellington.

Portrait March 31, 2018

Whanganui River guide Charles Ranginui

A journey down the Whanganui River with Charles Ranginui.

Culture March 24, 2018

Armando Iannucci in the Bolshevik of it

Satirist Armando Iannucci has turned from his hit TV comedies Veep and The Thick of It to mining the lethal absurdities of the Soviet Union for his film The Death of Stalin. He talks about the comedy of power. “It seems strangely topical with all the talk about facts and alternative facts, new truths and old truths, and the authoritarianism too. It’s frightening.”

Portrait March 10, 2018

Glass artist Emma Camden

A visit to the studio of glass sculptor Emma Camden.

Culture December 16, 2017

Video artist Candice Breitz

On the eve of the NGV Triennial, artist Candice Breitz turned a work about refugees into a work of protest directed at the gallery’s security contracts. “While I am grateful for the immense support I have received from the NGV,” she announced, “it would be morally remiss, in light of the above knowledge, for me to remain silent in the context of the current conversation that is taking place around the Australian government’s ongoing and systematic abuse of refugees.”

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