Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same community from which the money will also be raised. And what happens when the artists all know each other and the judges know all the artists - how can the process be fair, balanced and focused?
A number of Aboriginal artists from the East Kimberley show their work and talk about their lives.
The human love affair with stuff is deep, abiding and life-long. This week Wendy spends time at a baby shower and visits pre-schools, shopping centres, teenagers' bedrooms and a boarding school to try to find the answer to the question: are we hard-wired to accumulate, or is it something we learn?
From the cradle to the grave, Stuff examines the abiding passion all of us have for stuff - the stuff we buy, the stuff we treasure, the stuff we desire and the stuff that's most important to us. In episode one, host Wendy Harmer talks to 'chuckers' and 'hoarders' and looks at what happens when our love of stuff gets in the way of love and stuff. Wendy also visits a prison and talks to inmates about what it's like to have your stuff taken from you.
Sydney PEN lecture by Aboriginal academic, lawyer and activist Larissa Behrendt addresses the crisis in indigenous communities. Introduced by Germaine Greer.
‘Social Media and Political Reporting’ at the Media 140 Conference, journalists discuss the relationship between Twitter and journalism. Speakers include Annabel Crabb, Bernard Keane, Chris Uhlmann, Caroline Overington and John Kerrison.
John Pilger gives the Sydney Peace Prize Lecture condemns war in the middle east and Australia’s treatment of refugees and Aboriginal Australians. Captain Richard Phillips tells of his ordeal being hijacked by Somali pirates.
“In Defence of God” former federal treasurer Joe Hockey gives a speech on religion at The Sydney Institute.
'In Defence of God' former federal treasurer Joe Hockey gives a speech on religion at The Sydney Institute. Julian Morrow gives the annual Andrew Olle lecture. 'A very Australian conversation' lecture by Peter Cosgrove. Princeton Professor Cornel West discusses war time presidents.
‘Policing Our Minds’ speech by David Mutton, Senior Lecturer of Forensic Psychology at the Festival of Dangerous ideas on organised crime.
’Policing Our Minds’ speech by David Mutton, Senior Lecturer of Forensic Psychology at the Festival of Dangerous ideas on organised crime. Paul Barry on James Packer. Professor Gordon Brisoce from the Australian Centre for Indigenous History gives the 2009 Charlie Perkins oration.
IIQ Debate with Mary Delahunty, Richard Ackland, Waleed Aly, Pru Goward, Robert Doyle, Julian Morrow.
IQ Debate with Mary Delahunty, Richard Ackland, Waleed Aly, Pru Goward, Robert Doyle, Julian Morrow. Terence Tao analyses prime numbers. Aboriginal activists discuss the past, present and future of protest with Brother Black, Prof. John Maynard and Rachel Perkins. Michael Moore discusses his film Capitalism: A Love Story.
Robyn Archer, Larissa Behrendt, Ien Ang and Bridget Kendall discuss Australian stereotypes. Saree Makdisi looks at the controversial construction of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. Scientist David Mills talks solar power, while Paul Auster reads from his new book.
Where were you in 1992? If you were like most Australians, you were either loving or loathing a ground-breaking TV series called Sylvania Waters. Reality TV, contrived docu-drama, cultural cringe-fest - call it what you want, but Sylvania Waters arguably set in motion a new trend on our screens - the viewer as voyeur. A dysfunctional family, a typical suburb, babies, boats and booze, this ABC/BBC co-production had all the hallmarks of a 'soap' - only this time it was for real. Seventeen years later, Hazelhurst Gallery is taking a 'reality check'. It has invited some of Australia's most innovative visual artists to revisit the canals of the Sutherland Shire south of Sydney and respond to the phenomenon that was Sylvania Waters.
The stuff that goes with family life is always a challenge. Wendy talks to families about how they negotiate Christmas, clutter and collecting. Dr Peter Clarke, an expert on the festive season, offers a few insights into why normal consumption behaviour goes out the window at Christmas time. Also this week, we watch a de-clutterer and a Feng Shui practitioner go about their business trying to clean out family homes.
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