Activated Arts is starting up again in 2023 under the new name Sideshow! The 2RPH radio show airs fortnightly at 2.30pm on Fridays. It’s also available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Tune In and Listen Notes. Join presenters Anthea Williams and Hanna Cormack for discussions with artists and arts workers from across the creative spectrum for entertaining, enlightening and provocative discussions about art, culture and disability. Each program we at a specific topic, bringing in guests to unpack that topic in creative and surprising ways, while discussing their work and arts practices. The program also includes a round-up of relevant news and events. So switch on and transform your understanding of art, culture and creativity. Activated Arts is produced in association with Accessible Arts, NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation.


December 15, 2023 28 mins

This month Anthea Chats brilliant artists Amy Claire Mills about the joys of unsolicited advice and quilting.

Amy’s upcoming exhibitions:

This Will Only Hurt for a Second, Outer Space Gallery Brisbane

Art Gallery of NSW – Art After Dark, yet to be announced but keep an I on their events page for January. https://www.artgallery...

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Kiruna Stamell is an Australian actor and dancer. Sydney born she’s trained in both the UK and Australia and has appeared in films like Moulin Rouge, on TV in shows like Serpent Queen and on stage. She’s even been on Play School. Currently she’s playing Kirsty Millar on British Soap, Doctors.

This month Kiruna and Anthea discuss actor training and development, Kiruna’s international career and advice she has for emerging actors.


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October 6, 2023 29 mins

Liz Martin is a powerhouse in Disability Arts. This month the musician and CEO of Accessible Arts NSW talks with Anthea about all things music, inclusion and how to use crip ideals to make great art.

Click here for a transcript of this episode.

What’s on:

~~~~~ “...derelict in uncharted space...” An intrepid homage to a Star Trek fan club through intersensory movement and space-time translations.

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August 25, 2023 28 mins

This month Anthea talks all things access with Jo Simpson, the access coordinator at the Sydney Fringe.

What’s on:


The Hen House

Anti Festival – With This Body I Remember, With This Body I Re-wild

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This month Anthea talks with Michelle Ryan about disability on stage, being a dancer and acquiring disability mid-career and her work as the Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre, ahead of Restless’ tour to Sydney and Hobart

Access a transcript of this episode here.

What’s on:

Telethon Kid:

One + One Makes Three: https://kin...

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This month Anthea talks with Ella Glendining about her remarkable documentary Is Anybody Out There? which was part of this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Born with a disability so rare that no reliable statistics about it exist, Ella Glendining goes on a global search for answers and others who share her experience.

Read a full transcript of this episode here.

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June 2, 2023 28 mins

This month Anthea talks with Trans, Non-Binary and Crip writer Jasper Peach about their writing and new book, You’ll be a Wonderful Parent.

Jasper Peach:

Instagram and Twitter @JasperPeachSays

You’ll be a Wonderful Parent:

A complete transcript of this episode is available here.


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May 5, 2023 29 mins

This month Anthea talks with Artistic Director Jessica Olivieri about the Season of Care at UTP. View a transcript of this episode here.


Care Work:

A Manifesto for Radical Care or How to be a Human in the Arts

What’s on

Ruth ...

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April 7, 2023 29 mins

This month Anthea talks Writer and Performance Maker Christopher Bryant about his upcoming work New Balance as well as his playwrighting and the changes in his work after acquiring disability. New Balance will be on at the Old Fitz theatre in Woolloomooloo in Sydney from April 19 – 23.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

What’s on:

And Breath – National Film and Sound Archiv...

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March 10, 2023 28 mins

(Trigger warning: in this episode we use strong sexual language and discuss kink)

This month Anthea talks dancer Dan Daw about his remarkable piece, The Dan Daw Show, his production company The Dan Daw Collective, consent, development and joy.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

What’s on:


Actually Aut...

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February 10, 2023 28 mins

This month Anthea talks Emma Myers and Nina Oyama, creators of the new SBS series Latecomers


Download a transcript of this episode here.

What’s on:

Sydney WorldPride: The Dan Daw Show

National Theatre At Home: All of Us

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January 13, 2023 29 mins

This month Anthea talks with Yokohama based Researcher Giulia Barbareschi and Sydney based Interdisciplinary Artist Eugenie Lee all about adaptive technology and art making. Hanna outlines what’s accessible at the Sydney Festival and we listen to a tiny bit of Eliza Hull’s back catalogue.

Download a transcript of this episode here.

Show notes:

Eugenie Lee is a Sydney-based, Korean-Australian interdisciplinary artist with a conceptu...

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