"There I was, thinking I was being brave and doing the right thing and answering the judge clearly, thinking that it would make me safe. But it totally worked against me." Katie McAllister interviews Xan Fraser.
“People should not be put off just because it’s an opera. I think it is just people’s perceptions of opera - that it is not accessible - that is completely untrue. It should be the same as going to any movie or anything like that; it should have the same relation.” Interview by Ruth Thomas.
In June, posters advertising the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's HERE&NOW16 / GenYM exhibition – which showcased the works of nine emerging young Muslim artists – were defaced and torn down. Featured artists and brothers Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah give their response to the incident here.
"You could also think of opera as blue cheese - after all, they’re both forms of culture! You can talk about blue cheese all you like and you can present it to people while declaring it’s really fantastic. However, while some people will fall in love with it on their first taste, others will take some time to acquire the palate, and others will just always hate it."
Brad Cohen talks to Samuel J. Cox about his journey, vision and role as WA Opera's new Artistic Director.
Perth-based travel and music photographer Jarrad Seng (and 2009 Pelican Music Editor!) takes creativity and adventure hand-in-hand in his daring pursuit of both. Lately in Iceland scaling sheer black rock faces for art and larks, he talks to Nathan Shaw on his life before and after dropping out of Law school to find meaning and a high-profile career behind the lens.
Born and trained in LA, the American actor Kenneth Ransom has been based in Perth - a semi-regular on the Black Swan stage, his recent performances include Glengarry Glen Ross, Dinner, The House on The Lake and The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Samuel J. Cox interviews.
With an artistic skillset that runs the whole gamut of theatre-making, Chris Isaacs is a writer, performer, stage manager, lighting designer, puppeteer and composer. The twenty-nine-year-old local is a plot-driven storyteller exploring what it means to be human. Samuel J. Cox interviews Chris Isaacs.