Artist Stories

Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton

04 August 2017

Antony Hamilton’s work Meeting was recently nominated for two 2017 Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design. The work pairs his own choreography with dancer and choreographer Alisdair Macindoe’s machine-making practice.

Natalie Dietz: Writing a Grant Application Helps to Refine Your Goals as an Artist

Natalie Dietz: Writing a Grant Application Helps to Refine Your Goals as an Artist

18 July 2017

Composer Natalie Dietz discovered that the grant writing process itself helped to articulate her vision, which led to a unique opportunity for artistic growth. Image: Natalie with American composer Paul Williams, receiving the ASCAP Herb Alpert National Young Jazz Composer’s Award.

Courtney Barnett at South by South West , Credit: Pooneh Ghana

Courtney Barnett: a year of success

12 January 2016

Melbourne singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has gone from success to success this year, taking out Best Female Artist and Best Breakthrough Artist at this year's ARIA awards, and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Ben Wright Smith

Ben Wright Smith reflects on his time as the Australia Council’s Nashville resident

20 November 2015

“Having the space and time to play so much definitely improved us all in the band, not to mention having Mark there to help me develop these ideas while showing me around town.”

Adi Diner

Focus on Leadership: Adi Diner

22 September 2015

It was a truly eye-opening experience. Being given the time and tools to critically reflect on the organisations for whom we work, as well as the types of leaders we are and strive to be was invaluable.

Self portrait with rats. Credit: Dave Jones.

Fellow Focus – Dave Jones

07 May 2014

Assisted by an Australia Council for the Arts Creative Australia Fellowship, Jones has recently been concentrating on two major projects in which he has been creating real-time interactive animations

Sydney-based string quartet, The Noise, Programmable Light Metronome, video still. Credit: Andrew Wholley

Fellow Focus – Amanda Cole

09 April 2014

Amanda Cole is a composer and interdisciplinary artist drawn to finding new ways of experiencing sound.

Are you a Geek? Roland Kay-Smith is.

21 March 2014

Roland Kay-Smith worked as a Geek in Residence residence at Musica Viva.

Image Credit: Peter Greig.

Fellow Focus – Gideon Obarzanek

05 March 2014

Working in contemporary dance…much of it is a constant enquiry,’

Eugene Ughetti Credit: Jeff Busby

Fellow Focus – Eugene Ughetti

05 February 2014

Percussionist Eugene Ughetti has been known to trawl $2 shops looking for objects that make interesting sounds, like mixing bowls and ping-pong balls.

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