NAVA: in conversation is a podcast series between artists, curators and organisations discussing the critical issues and ideas within our sector.

NAVA: In Conversation podcast series

A regular podcast with artists, curators and administrators to gain insight into the experiences of contemporary practice, and seeks to propose ideas for change, progress and resilience. Subscribe via iTunes.

Episode 58: Sophia Cai

Leya Reid chats to curator and arts writer Sophia Cai about community-based practice, cultural safety, creative nourishment, and the importance of joy in our work.

Episode 57: Arts Day on the Hill Debrief

Esther Anatolitis is joined by former policy adviser, Nicholas Pickard and artists Nadia Odlu, Sha Sarwari and Anna Glynn in reviewing our Arts Day on the Hill experiences and next steps.

Episode 56: Rohin Kickett

Esther Anatolitis chats to NAVA Board Member and Nyoongar artist Rohin Kickett about Art Centres and key issues around Indigenous art production.

Episode 55: Santilla Chingaipe

Tanushri Saha in conversation with Santilla Chingaipe about interrogating whiteness and centring blackness in the arts sector.

Episode 54: Artsworkers Union x Australian Arts Workers Alliance

Justine Youssef in conversation with Helen Grace, on the historical Artsworkers Union, and Dylan Batty, co-founder of the Australian Arts Workers Alliance.

Episode 53: Emele Ugavule

In this podcast, Georgia Mokak chats to Emele Ugavule to discuss Emele's recent article, Pause and think before you rush online.

Episode 52: Toby Dennett

In this podcast, Esther Anatolitis is in conversation with Toby Dennett from the Arts Council of Ireland about their Paying the Artist policy released earlier this year.

Episode 51: Cr Jess Scully

Cr Jess Scully in conversation with Penelope Benton about the importance of having more creative people in politics and in government and how to get involved at a local level.

Episode 50: Dr Léuli Eshrāghi

Dr Léuli Eshrāghi and Georgia Mokak yarn up about global First Peoples collaboration, language, display culture and improving our First Nations leadership in institutions.

Episode 49: Mandy Quadrio

Justine Youssef in conversation with Mandy Quadrio about her exhibition Here lies lies at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's Bond Store Basement as part of Hobiennale 2019.

Episode 48: Renuka Bauri, CARFAC

A global perspective on current arts advocacy issues and the politics that create change in this conversation with our long-time collaborator and sister organisation, CARFAC.

Episode 47: Eme, Anti-Colonial Asian Alliance (AAA)

Eme, artist and member of the Anticolonial Asian Alliance, in conversation with Soo-Min Shim from NAVA's Membership and Communications team.

Episode 46: Latai Taumoepeau

Justine Youssef in conversation with Latai Taumoepeau about her practice relative to climate justice and how the art sector can transform the conversation around climate change into action.

Episode 45: Make or Break

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with collaborative artists Make or Break: Connie Anthes and Rebecca Gallo, about what happens when arts policy neglects artists.

Episode 44: Genevieve Grieves

Wesley Shaw and Georgia Mokak in conversation with new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Member on the NAVA Board, Genevieve Grieves. 

Episode 43: Art/Life Balance

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with artists Abdul Abdullah, Çigdem Aydemir and Harriet Body presented in partnership with Parramatta Artist Studios as part of Movers and Makers 2019. 

Episode 42: Dr Bianca Beetson

Keynote recorded live at Australian Cultural Policy: The Next Decade, presented by Monash University’s Masters of Cultural & Creative Industries and NAVA in Melbourne, 8 April 2019.

Episode 41: Tony Albert and Wesley Enoch

Political confusion, artistic courage recorded live from UTS Gallery on 19 March 2019 as part of Art Month Sydney.

Episode 40: Adrian Villar Rojas

NAVA's Wesley Shaw in conversation with Argentine-Peruvian artist Adrian Villar Rojas and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Assistant Curator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Coby Edgar.

Episode 39: Feminist South

NAVA's Penelope Benton in conversation with Chinese-Australian artist Amy Suo Wu and artist, curator and founder of Feminist South, Kelly Doley.

Episode 38: Karla Dickens

Artist Karla Dickens discusses her new work 'Never Forget' featured in the 'Just not Australian' exhibition at Artspace and her Copyright Agency fellowship.

Episode 37: Ku Arts Symposium in Port Augusta

Penelope Benton in conversation with Aboriginal artists and art centres during the Ku Arts symposium, a two-day professional development workshop in Port Augusta.

Episode 36: Jeremy Smith in conversation

Arts Practice Director of Community, Emerging and Experimental Arts at the Australia Council chats to Esther Anatolitis about the conversations we should be having as artists and organisations in Australia.

Episode 35: Joe Toohey in conversation

Executive Director of Regional Arts Victoria, Joe Toohey in conversation with Esther Anatolitis about Artlands 2018, Australia's national biennial Regional Arts Conference.

Episode 33: Meagan Shand, CEO Arts Access Australia

CEO of Arts Access Australia, Meagan Shand sits down with Penelope Benton to discuss Meeting Place: the national forum on arts and disability, this year held in Alice Springs.

Episode 32: Jeff Khan in conversation with Penelope Benton

Writer, curator and Artistic Director of Performance Space, Jeff Khan is in conversation with Penelope Benton about Performance Contemporary and Liveworks 2018.

Episode 31: Tess Maunder in conversation

Esther speaks with writer and curator, Tess Maunder about her new publication; 'Absolute Humidity'

Episode 30: Esther Anatolitis at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Esther speaks with Artistic Director Janina Harding, artist and curator Bianca Beetson, and participating artist Laliana Tusa.

Episode 29: Soda_Jerk in conversation

Artists Soda_Jerk in conversation with Esther Anatolitis about their most recent work 'Terror Nullius' and seizing culture as an act of political resistance.

Episode 28: Gosia Wlodarczak in conversation

Gosia Wlodarczak in conversation with Esther Anatolitis during her drawing residency at the Australia Council building.

Episode 27: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah in conversation

Artist Abdul-Rahman Abdullah in conversation with Esther Anatolitis about the development of his practice, and what it means to be an artist.

Episode 26: Chris Fox in conversation with Esther Anatolitis & Penelope Benton

For this episode, artist Chris Fox is in conversation with Esther Anatolitis and Penelope Benton around public art, and his most recent public artwork at Wynyard Station, 'Interloop'.

Episode 25: Sarah Goffman in conversation

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with artist Sarah Goffman about the beauty of plastic and her compulsion to make art and reframe everyday objects.

Episode 24: Erica Green in conversation

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with Erica Green, the curator of 2018 Adelaide Biennial. They discuss the curatorial approach to 'Divided Worlds' and the role of the arts to celebrate difference.

Episode 23: Elvis Richardson in conversation

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with artist and activist, Elvis Richardson. Founder of the Countess Report, Elvis has been exposing gender inequity in the arts.

Episode 22: Mami Kataoka in conversation

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with Mami Kataoka, the Artistic Director of Superposition, the 21st Biennale of Sydney, discussing thermo-dynamic equilibrium.

Episode 21: Sydney Design Festival - Call to Action

Sydney Design Festival was held at MAAS, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in March 2018. We spoke to the producer about the theme: Call to Action, and socially-engaged design.

Episode 20: Design in Tasmania with Pippa Dickson

Dr. Pippa Dickson, chair of Design Tasmania in conversation with NAVA about the changing climate of Design in Tasmania, and the key issues facing the sector.

Episode 19: Girrawaa Arts Centre & Art in Corrective Services

Girrawaa is an Indigenous Arts Centre in the Bathurst Correctional Facility. We speak to the centre manager and a participant about the value and role of art in corrections.

Episode 18: Richard Bell in conversation with Esther Anatolitis

Esther Anatolitis in conversation with artist and activist Richard Bell about politics, social change, the role of art and the responsibility of artists, to coincide with his work in #52artists52actions at Artspace.

Episode 17: Pipilotti Rist & Family-Friendly Exhibitions

Susie Rugg, the Kids & Families Coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in conversation with NAVA about the major summer exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean.

Episode 16: Hobiennale17 and Artist Run Initiatives

NAVA was in Hobart for the inaugural Hobiennale17. We speak with directors of the festival, Grace Herbert and Liam James, and Alex Hullah about the festival and the role of artist-run spaces.

Episode 15: Sydney Craft Week with Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre in conversation with NAVA about the state of the craft and design sector in Australia, and the inaugural Sydney Craft Week that took place in October 2017.

Episode 14: Fake Art Harms Culture Senate Enquiry

Gabrielle O'Sullivan (IAC), BiBi Barba (AITB) and Judy Grady (Copyright Agency) in conversation about the introduction of policy to protect Indigenous artists against Fake Art.

Episode 13: Next Wave Festival with Georgie Meagher

Georgie Meagher, CEO and Artistic Director of Next Wave Festival, in conversation with NAVA about the future of experimental arts practice and festivals in Australia.

Episode 12: Performance Art in Pakistan

Rabbya Nasser & Hurmat Ul Ain in conversation with NAVA around their most recent performance as part of the Public Body.02 at Artspace in September 2017, their collaborative practice.

Episode 11: Proximity Festival

Proximity Festival directors, Kelli McCluskey and Sarah Rowbottam in conversation about the intimate performance festival, held in central Perth in October 2017.

Episode 10: ACE Open

Liz Nowell, CEO of ACE Open in Adelaide, in conversation with NAVA about the vision and program for the space, and the role and value of independent art spaces in supporting artists and ideas in Australia.

Episode 9: ALL Conference

Lucie McIntosh (Blindside), Georgia Hutchison (Liquid Architecture), Channon Goodwin (Bus Projects) and Rosemary Forde (un projects), in conversation about ALL Conference.

Episode 8: The National at Art Gallery of NSW

Taloi Havini and Anneke Jaspers in conversation at the Art Gallery of New South Wales about The National exhibition, and Havini's vide work 'Habitat', 2017.

Episode 7: Wendy Whiteley

Wendy Whiteley in conversation with Penelope Benton to discuss the challenges of being an artist in Australia and what it takes to make it internationally, to coincide with the release of the Whiteley film.

Episode 6: The National at Carriageworks

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran in conversation with curator Nina Miall at Carriageworks about The National exhibition, and his large scale installation work 'The Cave', 2017. 

Episode 5: The National at Museum of Contemporary Art

Zanny Begg and Alex Gawronski in conversation with curator Blair French at the Museum of Contemporary Art around The National exhibition and their work.

Episode 4: Honor Eastly & the Starving Artist Podcast

Melbourne-based artist and producer Audrey Hulm, (aka ADHOC) in conversation with Honor Eastly - founder and director of the 'Starving Artist Podcast'.

Episode 3: Gender Politics & Industrial Relations

Audrey Hulm (aka ADHOC) in conversation with Devon Taylor, director of The Women's Circus, an arts organisation for women.

Episode 2: Collaboration & Performance

Mark Shorter and Sach Catts in conversation at Cementa17 about their collaborative endurance performance work 'Chip Chop Chanty', the intention of the work and leaking water pipes.

Episode 1: Cementa17 Festival and Regional Arts

Our inaugural episode recorded on site at Cementa17 festival and featuring Ian Milliss, Aleshia Lonsdale, Nicole Welch, Sarah Waterson and Ann Finegan