We, The City

We, The City

Conversations with the artists who call Sydney home.

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June 5, 2022 1 min

We, The City introduces you to the artists who call Sydney home. Join documentary filmmaker Blue Lucine as she sits down in conversation with the city’s drag queens, painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, filmmakers, and performers. Each week, We, The City brings you an in-depth interview with the artists who enrich this city, discussing their craft, origins and what drives their passion to create.

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For the first episode of We, The City, you’ll meet performance artist Emma Maye Gibson, inventor of Betty Grumble, stage critter, an action of spirituality and member of sex clown history, who’s become a fixture of the Sydney cultural scene. 

Blue and Emma Maye discuss love, philosophy, methodology, the power of community and staying creative in a pandemic.

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This week on We, the City Blue speaks with artist Blak Douglas. A proud Dhungatti man, Blak Douglas is a contemporary artist who works across painting, installation and sculpture. He won the converted Archibald prize in 2022 with his portrait of Karla Dickens, which was the first time an Aboriginal woman was the subject of a winning portrait. His work explores political and social injustice through bright colours, iconic figures an...

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June 28, 2022 52 mins

This week on We, the City Blue speaks with Larissa Behrenht. Larissa has recently published her third novel, ‘After Story’ and is not only a writer, but also a filmmaker, distinguished professor and a lawyer. Larissa and Blue discuss the synergy between her creative and legal work, how they inspire and inform one another, and why it isn’t necessary to follow a single path.

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This week on We, The City Blue catches up with Araz Ahmed, a poet, musician and community worker. A Canadian native now living in Sydney, Araz shares some of their brand new music, and reflects on gentle masculinity, discovering their new voice, and how complicated dads can be. You can hear more of Araz music at https://soundcloud.com/araz-ahmed-539721773

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This week on We, The City Blue speaks with Toby Zoates. Toby is a queer punk artist who works in the mediums of painting, animation, film, comics, writing and cartooning. Toby is an original 78’er, he was part of the group of protestors who formed the first Mardi Gras march in 1978 in Sydney.  Toby and I discuss his most recent novel, Punk Outsider, which chronicles how Sydney has changed from the late 70s til now.  

 

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July 19, 2022 49 mins

This week on We, The City, Blue speaks with Henrietta Baird, an artist who works across dance, performance and theatre. She currently works at the Botanical Gardens as an Aboriginal Education Officer. Blue and Henrietta discuss the importance of culture in her practice, creating art while raising a family, and why we need to find the funny side of a sad situation. 

 

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