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June Butterworth, Creativity Village program, Abel Tasman Village, 2019. Photo by Sam Holt.

Exercise, dance, and art making is what awaits you at ‘Life (And Death) In The Abstract’

Frail and dementia affected residents at Abel Tasman Village are reanimated with a little artistic practise with Life (And Death) In The Abstract. We spoke to Information and Cultural Exchange’s […]More

Published: 13 March 2020



Sweatshop Women. Photo by Bethany Pal.

Women of colour find their voice at Sweatshop

Winnie Dunn is a Tongan-Australian writer and arts worker from Mt Druitt. As the General Manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, she’s determined to continue facilitating a creative space for […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Marlikka Perdrisat and Matthew Adekponya. Photo by Sam Cater.

Emerging Producer Marlikka Perdrisat learns the ropes on Mystery Road Season 2

Since completing her Emerging Producer Placement (EPP) with Screen NSW in 2019 Marlikka Perdrisat has gone on to work for Bunya Productions on its highly acclaimed series Mystery Road. We […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Rosemary Blight

Producer Rosemary Blight demonstrates how innovation and diversity make winners at Goalpost Pictures

Much respected Producer Rosemary Blight (I Am Woman, The Invisible Man, The Sapphires, Cleverman), is a founding partner of Goalpost Pictures. Ahead of International Women’s Day we spoke to Rosemary […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Image: Fiona Winning.

How to put together a winning program

As Director, Programming at Sydney Opera House, Fiona Winning has one of the most coveted and colossal curatorial roles in the world. We spoke with Fiona about her rise to […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



I Am Woman behind-the-scenes. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti.

I Am Woman director Unjoo Moon is strong, invincible, and woman

Unjoo Moon’s directional debut, I Am Woman, is a biopic that traces the remarkable story of Australian singer and icon Helen Reddy through the feminist movement in America. Unjoo shared […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Erin White. Photo by Vicki Jones.

Erin White is just what the Doctor Doctor ordered

Erin White is a multi-award-winning writer and director, whose work is characterised by nuanced and emotionally truthful performances, arresting visuals, and seamless storytelling. Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Riana Head-Toussaint performing in Dignity of Risk (2017), photo taken by Tracey Schramm.

Riana Head-Toussaint is moving and shaking the status quo in choreography

Multidisciplinary artist, Riana Head-Toussaint, is a finalist for the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award. We spoke to Riana about her work for the Award, Very Excellent Disabled Dancing, and to learn […]More

Published: 6 March 2020



Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize Professional Artist Winner Joanna Braithwaite with her artwork, Bold and the Beautiful.

An interview with artist Joanna Braithwaite – Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize winner

After winning the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize – 2019 Professional Artist Prize, Joanna Braithwaite shares her insights and journey, with two weeks to go until entries close for the […]More

Published: 28 February 2020



Jennifer Turpin, Ravenswood Women's Art Prize Patron. Image by Ian Hobbs.

Jennifer Turpin highlights the plight of the environment through her work

Jennifer Turpin offers advice to emerging artists wanting to break into the industry and insights into applying to the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. You are an environmental artist, creating […]More

Published: 28 February 2020



On the set of Halal Gurls. L-R: Jessica Phoebe Hanna as Fouou, Vonne Patiag, Aanisa Vylet as Mouna.

Hijabi comedy Halal Gurls scores over 500,000 views on YouTube

Halal Gurls is a 6 x 6-minute comedy online series that offers a candid look into the lives of three 20-something Hijabis, living in Bankstown, as they endure the unseen everyday […]More

Published: 18 February 2020



Chris Casali with her artwork Oh Wollemi, 2019, Graphite Watercolour on Yupo, 200 x 150 cm.

Chris Casali’s Mutawintji Dreaming Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art

With four weeks left to enter Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, Create NSW spoke with the winner of its Emerging Artist Prize, Chris Casali to learn about her winning effort. […]More

Published: 14 February 2020



Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie's Dead Aunt)

Interview with 2020 Mardi Gras Film Festival Director Lisa Rose

Screen NSW spoke with Mardi Gras Film Festival Director, Lisa Rose, about the upcoming festival and what films, events and masterclasses you should not miss. There is such a wide […]More

Published: 13 February 2020



Emerging Producer Placements 2020. L-R Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury, Joanna Beveridge, Joshua Longhurst.

New recruits set for Screen NSW 2020 Emerging Producer Placement initiative

Rising NSW-based producers Joshua Longhurst, Aaliyah-Jade Bradbury and Joanna Beveridge have been selected to undertake customised paid industry internships in 2020 through Screen’s NSW annual Emerging Producer Placement initiative. Recipients […]More

Published: 12 February 2020



Australian actress Belinda Giblin

Belinda Giblin celebrates 50 years in the biz with a comic turn in David Williamson’s new play, Family Values

Australian actress Belinda Giblin has been lighting up the stage and TV since the 70s. And as she clocks up 50 years in the biz we spoke to her about sustaining a successful career in the arts and her latest gig, Family Values, a blackly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia.More

Published: 4 February 2020



Shear Outback Museum

Shear Outback facility immediately benefits from solar panel installation

The Shear Outback facility located in Hay, no longer needs to pay electricity bills thanks to the installation of solar panels, funded via Create NSW’s Regional Cultural Fund. Shear Outback […]More

Published: 4 February 2020