Episodes

Sept. 20, 2021

Eav Brennan makes rubbish portraits

This episode is an interview from climactic member and artist Eav Brennan. Eav's spent the last year interviewing some climate leaders and making upcycled portraits of them. In this episode, Mark and Eav run through the portr...

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July 5, 2021

"How the arts can connect and sustain us in the climate movement" | Talking In This Climate

Can music, film, literature and art inspire climate activism or change our perspectives on climate change? In this episode, we discuss non-academic examples of climate change communications. Arguably, pop culture can have as ...

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April 9, 2021

"Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan" | Saltgrass Podcast

This is an episode of Art Breaker, find the show and all episodes here . But this is also a guest episode, adapted from Saltgrass , a podcast and radio show on Main FM , and the work of Alison Hanley . Jessie Boylan is a PhD ...

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March 3, 2021

"Bird song and field recording" | Musician Tom Day

Lloyd Richards bring this interview and audio doco about artist Tom Day to Art Breaker. Tom Day is a solo artist residing in Main Ridge, Australia and has been creating ambient and electronic music since 2005. Characterised a...

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Feb. 12, 2021

The beauty of "End Game" | Kyla Brettle and Rob Law

End Game, the hyperlocal audio project from the Mount Alexander Shire in central Victoria, centered on the town of Castlemaine, is impactful storytelling on people as they engage with the reality of climate change. Climate ch...

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Oct. 25, 2020

Mark Conroy on "The Call"

How long until you answer the call? In this Art Breaker mini we discuss the newly released track "The Call" by Echo, multi-instrumentalist artist Mark Conroy. We explore his paired roots in music and activism, the inspiration...

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Oct. 20, 2020

Wading into "The Grot" | Dr Pat Grant

What’s the Grot? Or, what happens to form The Grot? A barely recognisable, muddy dystopia of a future? Or, a near at hand present with just a slap of mud and touch of humour? Eav Brennan explores graphic novel The Grot with a...

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June 22, 2020

Retracted | On the 2014 Biennale Boycott with Gabrielle de Vietri

There are many members of our community who at the start of 2020 called themselves artists. Some were working artists, funded by their work, by grants, by exhibitions funded by companies - all imperfect in their own individua...

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April 28, 2020

Playback Theatre Melbourne | The Power for Change | Recorded at SFL2020

Climate Emergency. What can one do? Presented as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in collaboration with Climate for Change are hosting an evening of conversation and performance - sh...

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April 4, 2020

🎨💔| Beth Spencer on ArtBreaker — Kit Kelen on creativity, habit, and disruption

Beth Spencer in conversation with Kit Kelen about his creative practice as poet, artist, publisher, collaborator, academic, mentor, musician and blogger. Kit reads selections from some of his many books intercut with original...

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Jan. 10, 2020

Jacob Richards | Puscha - The Nature of Synth

Jacob Richards performs as Puscha, delivering durational music performances across festivals and venues in Victoria and as far afield as Mongolia. You'll learn Jacob's approach to modular synthesis, how to craft the perfect m...

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Dec. 1, 2019

Charlotte Watson | The Black Finch Project - the Bird of the Year, and the mega-coal mine.

The Black Finch Project , or #1000finches, swept through the Australian art and environmental world in mid 2019. People of all walks of life were creating art featuring this endangered finch, usually dead, and posting them to...

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Oct. 21, 2019

Jen Rae | Recipe for Disaster - On Food In/Security.

Dr Jen Rae is a provocateur and artist, who uses food as a way to talk about the nature of the climate crisis, and to start preparing for disasters to come. Her recent event, Recipe for Disaster, took it's participants into a...

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Sept. 29, 2019

James Bradley | Author of Clade - on climate fiction.

Award-winning author James Bradley joins us to dissect Clade, his climate fiction novel, share readings, and the power of fiction to convey the realities of the climate crisis. Support the show. Support the show: https://clim...

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