Articles by Chris Bryan

In Transit with painter Peter Bakacs

A Melbourne native, Pete spent his childhood in the outer eastern hills subsisting on a diet of skateboarding, cartoons and 70’s cars. With a fastidious hand, Pete reveals a bright, acrylic world of vehicles, old…


New York to Norway for GSO

From Gershwin’s home in Brooklyn to Grieg’s home in Bergen and beyond to Finland, the GSO traverses the Atlantic to bring you an outstanding program with brilliant pianist Hoang Pham and conducted by GSO favourite…


Vicki Hallett joins us to let us know about NEAL

On Kickarts we spoke to Vicki Hallett of NEAL (New and Experimental Arts Laboratory) about the work of this exciting organisation.  NEAL is dedicated to bringing exciting creative practice in music, sound and visual art…


Tamara Murphy, bassist and composer, dropped in for a chat

Tamara Murphy, versatile bassist and composer, is known for her solid groove playing and lyrical soloing ability. An esteemed composer, Tamara was awarded the inaugural PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission for the creation and presentation…


The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

This week we caught up with Back to Back Theatre Artistic Director Bruce Gladwin to talk about the new show The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes which is about to embark on a world-premiere…


Verandah Literary and Art Journal – issue 34

Chantelle Gourlay talks about Verandah Literary and Art Journal, which has been showcasing emerging artists and writers since 1986.  Started by students studying creative writing and editing at Deakin University, and produced each year by…


Reddy-Set-Go with Melissa Laffy

Melissa Laffy is a local artist with strong links to Lara and the You Yangs. She draws upon nature as inspiration for her art, which involves textiles, garment making, sculpture, mixed media works and painting….