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Ziggy Ramo on embedding Australian history in art

Vanessa Morris is joined by proud Wik and Solomon Islander artist Ziggy Ramo ahead of the release of the book, album and exhibition, Human? A lie that has been killing us since 1788.

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RONA.'s new single 'Be My Medicine', upcoming gigs, and more

Join Vanessa as she sits down with RONA., a Mparntwe and Naarm-based producer, Kaytetye artist, and DJ. In this episode, RONA. discusses her latest release, 'Be My Medicine' along with past projects, upcoming…

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Young Onez Festival, First Nations youth summit

Vanessa chats to Young Onez youth summit organisers, Sherene Stewart and Rosie Kalina who help run a 3 day First Nations festival in Narrm, connecting creatives from ages 13-30 to mentors thorugh various…

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Blackspace & Blak and Bright First Nations Literary Festival

Caleb Nichols-Mansell, artist and creator of Blackspace, an Aboriginal art space, joined Vanessa Morris to talk about Conduit and Country. Also Jane Harrison, playwright novelist, literery festival director and researcher, talks about the…

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Catching up with Mo’Ju

Vanessa speaks with Filipino/Wiradjuri artist Mo’Ju ahead of their show at St Kilda Festival on February 17. They chat about their 2023 album ORO, PLATA, MATA, their recent pop-up show Jeepney Jams

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A Snapshot of Understanding: Naomi Diane, Maree Clarke & Kimba Thompson speak about significance of location

Naomi Diane, Gamilaroi singer/songwriter & artist, joins Vanessa to talk about her debut single 'Chasing the Sun,' reflecting on moving states, making connections in a new area and collaborating with friends.

Kimba Thompson…

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Emmy Webbers on Blak Design Program

This week on Banksia, Kiwat Kennell welcomes the Gunai/Kurnai, Emmy Webbers to the studio. They chat about the Koorie Heritage Trust's 2024 Blak Design Program, and more.

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St Kilda Festival 2024 & Treaty Day Out

Kiwat Kennell fills in, and speaks with Fred Gesha about the upcoming St Kilda Festival 2024, Australia's largest free community music festival. Djaran Murray-Jackson from the First Peoples' Assembly of Victoria talks about…

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YIRRAMBOI Festival 2024 with Sherene Stewart

Kiwat Kennell speaks with Sherene Stewart, a Taungurung/Filipino woman, curator, and artist who is also the festival co-lead of YIRRAMBOI about their upcoming program.

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11th Koorie Art Show and INDIGINERD

On this episode on Banksia, we hear from Tom Mosby, CEO of Koorie Heritage Trust and oganiser of the Koorie Artshow, and Cienan Muir, founder and organiser of INDIGINERD, a community of First…

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Clay Holland, Fjorn Bastos and Troy Benjamin on community events platforming artists

Kiwat Kennell speaks with Clay Holland and Fjorn Bastos about Blak Pearl Studio, a creative drop-in space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and about their upcoming end-of-year exhibition running from the…

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Flewnt on ‘Souwess’ and Maree Clarke on ‘Dig Deeper’

Vanessa Morris speaks to Noongar Wongi rapper Flewnt about his new single ‘Souwess’, a love song to the west, along with the power of hip-hop as an art form.

Yorta Yorta / Wamba…

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Nina Fitzgerald and Leila Gurruwiwi on making Indigenous art accessible

Vanessa Morris speaks with Nina Fitzgerald, founder of Laundry Gallery in the Northern Territories, on the House of Darwin x Laundry Gallery pop-up in Fitzroy, and how Laundry Gallery works to represent modern…

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Yhonnie Scarce on 'In Absence' and Amelia Jean O'Leary on STAUNCH ASF

Vanessa Morris speaks with Yhonnie Scarce on her installation In Absence, made in collaboration with architecture studio Editio Office, that invites audiences to confront the fallacy of Terra nullius.

She also…

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Kerry Kennell and Joel Bray on supporting Aboriginal musicians, and the Dancing Brolga

Vanessa Morris speaks with Kerry Kennell about Kennell&Co's Artist Assist, a business development program that will support 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female, transgender and non-binary people within Australia's music industry…

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Artist, Curator and Mentor Kiri Tawhai and Photographer Michael Jalaru Torres

Noongar, Ngapuhi and NgatiTuwharetoa woman Kiri Tawhai on Geelong Arts Centre's Little Mallop Street project and Djugun-Yawuru man Michael Jalaru Torres on his work in Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

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Artist Jada Weazel & Photographer Colleen Raven (Strangways)

Host Vanessa Morris catches up with special guest from Woorabinda in central Queensland, Jada Weazel. Her latest EP No Peace has been released.

Vanessa also spoke to photographer and digital artist Colleen Raven…

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Emmy and Bumpy from Triple R's 'Pebbles' show

Banksia - For a special Radiothon episode, Vanessa Morris chats to fellow First Nations Triple R presenters Emmy and Bumpy from 'Pebbles', about the legacy and importance of Triple R as a platform…

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Artistic Director Frances Rings on Bangarra's Yuldea production

Vanessa Morris interviews Artistic Director of Bangarra, Frances Rings, about their involvement with Bangarra's Yuldea production, coming to The Arts Centre Melbourne 27 September - 7 October 2023.

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Composer Leon Rodgers on Bangarra's Yuldea

This week on Banksia, Composer Leon Rodgers on sound for Bangarra's Yuldea and Dena Curtis on Rebel With A Cause - a four part doco series screening at MIFF and NITV.

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Banksia: Susie Anderson On Poetry Collection The Body Country and Steve Kinnane On Documentary The Coolbaroo Club At MIFF

Wergaia and Wemba Wemba writer Susie Anderson joins Vanessa Morris on Banksia to discuss new book The Body Country, which is a collection of poems spanning rural and urban settings, from the…