Interviews are underway for our collaboration with Diversity Arts Australia – the Octapod X Storycasters Podcast project which will see eight unique stories from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) artists and arts workers from the Hunter promoted on the Colour Cycle podcast in season 4. Interviews will be published in late October, in the meantime we’re thrilled to announce our contributors:
Actress/director from Santiago, Chile. She likes to explore the use of technology and livestreaming in theatre. To reach her objective of connecting her art with her roots and share some of her cultural background to the Australian audience.
Elena’s diverse background spans writing, stand up comedy and illustration. Professionally she has worked in population health and marketing for 20 years.
Wanjun is a multidisciplinary artist spanning across photography, mixed media and electronic music.
‘Recently I’ve been figuring myself out in the studio. I’m focusing on refining ways to use waste and organic materials in sculptural works and drawings’.
‘I get clarity through observational art in my life but every practice teaches you something new, is such a big pleasure for my mind to develop my art and improve my last version of myself.’
Skux Az Designs
Skux Az Designs, or S.A.D: is a low-brow, contemporary, multi-disciplinary artist duo consisting of Tamahae Puha and myself, Indeah Clark. We mainly work with events, murals, public installation art in multiple mediums and genres.
Zana has over seven years of experience producing and curating cultural content for the city of Newcastle. The desire to be a part of the changing cultural landscape of her hometown has been a driving force in the development of her career. Zana hopes to continue contributing to the Australian culture in a way that ensures creativity is valued and diversity is celebrated.
Roger is an emerging actor, theatre maker and multidisciplinary artist. He draws from his Cambodian and Australian background to create art and is passionate about exploring culture and diversity.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW