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Riversdale, architecture by Glenn Murcutt

Unlocking creativity…and the bathroom door…

In beautiful, picturesque, wombat filled Riversdale, there’s not a whole lot to be worried about. That is unless you find yourself in the award-winning architecture, unable to remember whether your need to move the lock on the toilet door to the right or to the left to get out. In this situation, several options always […]

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“If you’re going to write about death, you’re really writing about life.”

It’s potentially the broadest topic ever: Life, Death and Everything in Between. But at atyp, in a recent Fresh Ink/PlayWriting Australia event, playwrights Jane Bodie, Shôn Dale-Jones, Rita Kalnejais, Phil Spencer and moderator Chris Mead (Artistic Director of PlayWriting Australia) tackled how to take those very deeply personal events and make them into great theatre. […]

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La Mama residency writing

Reasons To Write

By Joanna Erskine A couple of months ago, I was asked to write something for the Fresh Ink blog. I was told it should be something about inspiration and creativity, and it should be personal. I said “Yes” straight away. After some thought I decided that I wanted to write about my experience with a […]

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This Year's Ashes by Jane Bodie (C) Griffin Theatre

Life, Death and Everything In Between

PlayWriting Australia and Fresh Ink are bringing together a panel of leading practitioners to talk about life, death and the playwright’s approach to both for a special roundtable event. Moderated by PlayWriting Australia Artistic Director Chris Mead. Follow the discussion on Twitter at #atyp or through FreshInkATYP and PlayWriting Australia. Date and time: Friday, 2nd […]

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A  sketch by artist May Husted, the significance of which is explored in Soul Music.

Looking in the mirror with Arvo Pärt

In this extraordinary program in what is pretty much an extraordinary radio series, the BBC’s Soul Music, the impact that Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s piece for piano and violin Spiegel im Spiegel has had on people’s lives is explored. Stories of loss, letting go, fulfillment and discovery make this an unmissable, if painful, listen. Listen […]

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