Destination Arnold

Have just been to see a preview of Destination Arnold, a soon to be shown on ABC-TV documentary, produced by my friend, Michaela Perske. I never thought I'd be interested in the world of female bodybuilding, but it was absolutely brilliant. I cared about the women involved, and loved the honesty of the emotions and…

Klub Koori - Bart Willoughby & Friends

Klub Koori – Bart Willoughby and Friends

Over dinner last night with Kristen and Damien, it was revealed we were all due to go Carriageworks to see Klub Koori present "Bart Willoughby & Friends". Having not seen each other for a few months, it was a real surprise to realise we would end up seeing each other two nights in a row.…

Lizzie Ellis, Still #3, Tjawina Porter at Kuruyurltu, still image from film 'Kuruyurltu', shot by Matthew Woodham. Copyright Tjarlirli Art 2014

Sydney and Central Australia

There are two really wonderful exhibitions currently on display: one featuring art from Central Australia, the other focussing on homelessness in Sydney. Although I quite enjoyed the one about homelessness, it was new art exhibition which really excited me most. I'd love to share some images here, but no photography was allowed, and so I've…

Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery

Sue and I enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at Boomali Aboriginal Art Gallery. The current exhibition is on there until February. Both Sue and I really liked a couple of works, which might turn out to be our Christmas presents to ourselves. As with all art purchases, there's a degree of "think it over" involved. That…

Preparing for the Sunday night Red Eye

It's Sunday evening. It's been a warm day in Perth. I'm sitting on the balcony of the hotel I've been staying in. I hope the people on the cruise boat down below don't mind that I'm sitting here, wearing just shorts, and sipping on a glass of wine. Because frankly, the last week has been…

Untold Stories

https://soundcloud.com/abc_radio/naidoc-launch-at-abc I went to the launch tonight of NAIDOC Week at the ABC. As well as the fantastic pop up radio station (now in its fifth year), there was the launch of "Untold Stories", a series which runs on radio and television, which profiles important Indigenous figures whose names might not be so well known.…

88 Documentary

Thought I'd give a mention to a documentary my friend, Michaela Perske has produced and co-written called "88". The documentary goes back to 1988, the year of the Australian Bicentenary, and tells the story of some of the many thousands of Indigenous people who travelled from all over Australia to join in protests on January…