Money: the Arts and Funding

The wake of the fallout from the Australia Council’s latest decisions with their Four-Year Funding (including the news that NAVA, Legs On The Wall, Force Majeure amongst many other prominent and iconic bodies did not receive funding) made me think about money in the arts in general. Making a viable living as an artist has been a…

Musings on playing solo

As a solo artist, I have to say this: I hate playing solo. I hate the feeling of being placed under scrutiny, with everyone’s attention placed on me like an unerring laser. Yet, I persist. Mind you, I’m not complaining about being given gigs. In fact, I know there are times when I actively pursue…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #4

Fourth blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): “Everything is connected and everything is related. All nature, every planet in the galaxy, this universe or even the multi-universe, everything has a relationship.” – Mariko Mori Mariko Mori and James Turrell are two artists that I’ve been interested…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #3

Third blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): Potential (pə-tĕn′shəl) : 1. The possibility that something might happen or result from given conditions. 2. capable of being or becoming. Potential is an interesting concept. I like to subscribe to the view that everyone has potential. Potential is…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #2

Second blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): Last night, I was treated to some thunder and lightning courtesy of the mountain gods. I remarked to myself how quickly and dramatically the weather changed. A few hours before, the sun was out in full blast and the…

Bogong Centre For Sound Culture Residency – Entry #1

First blog entry, written during my Supported Residency at the Bogong Centre For Sound Culture (original): “Time keeps on slipping…into the future…” “How do you get the time to do all this?” is a question I often encounter. People are evidently surprised that I can juggle all my life obligations without (mostly) losing my sanity….