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Culture March 17, 2018
Ciara Phillips’ Biennale workshop
For the 21st Biennale of Sydney, artist Ciara Phillips is creating a collaborative printmaking studio, posters from which will run each week in The Saturday Paper. She talks about the role of art in social change. “I find it really difficult to explain: how do you make art? Basically it’s the sum total of all the things I think about.”
Portrait December 09, 2017
Tim Jennings and Aboriginal art
“Since he first started travelling to Utopia, Tim Jennings has been collecting paintings by various artists. His gallery, Mbantua, now has a permanent collection: 30 years’ worth of art from Utopia. ‘I thought it could be very important to see how …”
Portrait January 27, 2018
Author Debra Adelaide
A seat at the desk of academic, poet and author Debra Adelaide.
Culture November 25, 2017
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh
Well known for playing some of Shakespeare’s most flawed characters on stage and screen, Kenneth Branagh is now searching for the emotional truth behind a famous detective. Here, he talks about embodying and directing Poirot. “I was incredibly concentrated in both ways: as Poirot I was listening and looking for the lie, and as director, I was in a way, listening and looking for the lie. Both things operated at the same time.”
Portrait October 28, 2017
Danny’s outback tours
A walk through the Northern Territory’s wilderness with Danny.
Portrait October 14, 2017
‘Food Safari Earth’ host Maeve O’Meara
Home cooking in Sydney’s diverse communities, with Food Safari Earth’s Maeve O’Meara.
Portrait September 16, 2017
Author Melina Marchetta
Talking to the author of Looking for Alibrandi at the St Albans Writers’ Festival.
Portrait September 02, 2017
‘Anaesthesia’ author Kate Cole-Adams
Writing about pain relief brought Kate Cole-Adams face to face with the big philosophical questions.
Portrait August 05, 2017
Photographer Jonny Lewis
Street photographer Jonny Lewis is documenting and preserving local and global communities.
Culture July 01, 2017
‘Fight Club’ producer Ross Grayson Bell
When no studio wanted to touch Fight Club, producer Ross Grayson Bell fought hard to get the film green-lighted. Now, he’s back home in Australia and pulling no punches with budding storytellers.
Portrait May 27, 2017
Recycling artist Sarah Goffman
Sarah Goffman on finding art among other people’s rubbish.
Portrait May 06, 2017
Science philosopher Peter Godfrey-Smith
“We meet at his apartment block in Manly, from where he can hear the sea. It’s early evening, and the light is softened by a dense, salty haze. Restaurants and cafes on the street front are beginning to fill, the surf slowly emptying of people. Norfolk …”