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30 JULY, 2014


If Winter is getting you down, the waft of jasmine and arts festivals in the air should remind you Spring is on its way. In Profiler 5 we get the run down on both the Melbourne and Darwin Festivals from their dynamic directors. We also chat to the finalists of the inaugural Keir Choreographic Award and show something of the works they created. Plus we have interviews with UK artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, No Strings Attached's PJ Rose, filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz and profiles on sound artist Lawrence English and choreographer Natalie Abbott. And in our survey we get all dressed up with glamorous places to go.
Gail Priest, RT Online Producer

realtime tv: Josephine Ridge, Melbourne Festival

Creative Director of the Melbourne Festival talks with Keith Gallasch about highlights in her 2014 program including Heiner Goebbels' When the mountain changed its clothing; Trisha Brown Dance Company's From All Angles; Falk Richter & Anouk van Dijk's Complexity of Belonging and more.


realtime tv: Keir Choreographic Award finalists

Atlanta Eke (Keir Choreographic Award Winner), Jane McKernan (People's Choice Award), Matthew Day & Sarah Aiken discuss their works and reflect on the experience of being part of this inaugural award.


Interview: Edwina Lunn, Darwin Festival Director

Keith Gallasch talks to Festival Director Edwina Lunn about what makes the Darwin Festival unique. She runs us through some of the highlights including Rimini Protokoll's 100% Darwin; Punkasila & Slave Pianos' The Lepidopters and Temporary Territory by the Indonesian artist collective Ruangrupa.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Interview: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The List

UK artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd chats with Gail Priest about her penchant for fun, frolic and carnival. She's been working with Campbelltown Performing Arts High School students to make a performance and video for the epic exhibition The List, opening at Campbelltown Arts Centre 8 August.

Once my mother
Interview: Sophia Turkiewicz, Once My Mother

Filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz discusses with Dan Edwards her debut documentary about her mother's flight from Poland during the Second World War and a complex mother-daughter relationship haunted by trauma.

No Strings
Interview: PJ Rose, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability

Benjamin Brooker talks to the artistic director of this unique theatre company about the national tour of Sons & Mothers and their new project, Echoes… of Knowing Home, a multidisciplinary work by playwright Alexis West and Indigenous performers with disabilities.

In Profile

Wilderness of Mirrors
Lawrence English Wilderness of Mirrors

Composer/producer Lawrence English talks to Gail Priest about the political motivations behind his latest album, Wilderness of Mirrors (Room40), his most arresting sonic statement to date.

In Profile

AbbottNatalie Abbott

Dancer/choreographer Natalie Abbott chats with Gail Priest about her latest work Maximum which sees Abbott teaming up with a body builder to "ask questions of our bodies together."




Wed 30 July, 10am
Keith Gallasch & Gail Priest are guests on Radio National's Books & Arts Daily celebrating RealTime's first 20 years.

Fashioning art


For Profiler 5 we’ve asked some impeccably attired artists how they view fashion; how fashion influences their work; and their thoughts on the slippage of fashion into art and art into fashion.

Darren Sylvester | Elizabeth Ryan | Lian Loke | Laura Jane Lowther | Ivan Cheng




Nicola FearnNicola Fearn
RT's Darwin-based writer shares her thoughts on theatre reviewing in the growing performance culture of the Territory.

"Painting the picture of the production in the quiet of my home after the event allows me time to reflect on the work and appreciate how it has affected me. I believe the reviewer has a responsibility to add to the richness of the arts by critiquing work in a way which allows the maker to carry on making—supporting and valuing the work while giving clear responses to it." More…



A forum for debate and discussion about adventurous contemporary art practices.

Tacita Dean

Keith Gallasch on The disenchantments of Stephen Dillane; or Tacita Dean discovers contemporary performance

Partial Durations
News, reviews and discussion of New Music: A joint project between Matthew Lorenzon and RealTime.


Plexus: Medley Recital Series
Benjamin Carey et al.: _derivations reviewed by Matthew Lorenzon
Austin Buckett: Grain Loops reviewed by Henry Andersen



Arts & Education feature
Our annual look at the state of arts education across the nation

LIFT, London
FTA, Montreal
Adhocracy, Vitalstatistix
Liquid Architecture
Motel Dreaming, Dark MOFO
The Cinemas Project
Salamanca Arts Centre
Escape Theatre
Danger Ensemble
Djuki Mala
Antony Hamilton
Kupka's Piano

On the streets 15 August





LH COLUMN: Josephine Ridge, Melbourne Festival, realtime tv; Atlanta Eke, Keir Choreographic Award winner, realtime tv; Edwina Lunn, courtesy Darwin Festival; Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, The Snail Race, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, 06 March 2008, courtesy the artist; Once My Mother, Helen and Sophia Turkiewicz , photo Mayu Kanamori; John Mack protects his dolphin child from an attack, Echoes ... of Knowing Home, by Alexis West, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability, photo Jonny Ratke; Lawrence English, Wilderness of Mirrors, album cover; Natalie Abbott, Donny Henderson-Smith, Maximum, photo Gregory Lorenzutti

RH COLUMN: Fashioning art: left - Darren Sylvester, Dreams End With You, 2014, courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney; Lian Loke, Hyperfeminoid, photo Ian Tatton; KUCKA, Rewind (video stills), courtesy the artist; Nicola Fearn, courtesy the writer; Real Time Talk: Tacita Dean, Event for a Stage, 2014, presented at Carriageworks in association with ABC RN, courtesy the artist, Fifth Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris, co-commissioned by the 19th Biennale of Sydney and Carriageworks, photo Zan Wimberley; Benjamin Carey et al.: _derivations


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