With the fourth annual National Play Festival “Choice Cuts” less than a week a way, who better to talk to about it than the artistic director of PlayWriting Australia Dr Chris Mead.
After 25 years in the business (older than some of its readers), desktop magazine is in for a reboot, so to find out more about this exciting development, and what the future holds, we spoke to its editor Brendan McKnight.
If Chuck D is the Epitome of Public Enemy then Eamo Donnelly surely is that and much more of Australiana, So take a fair shake of the sauce bottle, watch out for the raw prawn, put on a pair of thongs, and lets head on down to Eamo’s Milkbar.
Ozanimate is a webhub keeping students and practicioners up to speed on everything in the Australian animation community. Showcasing great local work, plugging events, interviewing industry players and just generally keeping tabs on the whole scene, Ozanimate is doing it for the kids. One of the contributors, Alex Grigg, a 3D animator, is doing just fine down in Adelaide making things move for your viewing pleasure. We caught up with him to hear the ins and outs of Aussie animation.
Walking through Ruby Chew’s Adelaide is like following the Queen of Hearts through her Wonderland. As we pass a vintage shop she likes, she uncurls her arm in a fling, like a burlesque dancer unburdening herself of a gratuitous item of clothing, “You should really check it out, they have the loveliest things upstairs,” and throws another arm around a beaming friend who we bump into in the street, “Well hey, you!” As she leads our motley crew to dinner at her favourite Chinese joint in the CBD’s Gouger St she notices a long line-up out the front of the restaurant. Turning smartly on her heel, she instructs us to follow her to BBQ City instead and with a note of finality announces, “Oh, it’s just the same.” Read the rest of Estelle Pigot's Interview with Ruby Chew →