Meet the Press

You Are Here’s been getting a bit of review-action recently, and we’re not just talking about the Anarchist coverage we received on our Newsroom windows today (you can also find a copy of this review on our Newsroom cork board.) We thought you might like to meet the press we’ve come across:

Amy Birchall’s piece, Yes, Granted: Or, Lessons in Scoring Arts Funding appeared in online magazine Onya this morning. Here’s a snippet of the piece:

‘…Artist Bradley pointed out that grants shouldn’t be thought of as an income source. “They’re a supplement,” she said. While she doesn’t make “buyable” work (“I made an inflatable boat dress,” she joked. “No one wants that in their house!”), she doesn’t rely on grants to make a living. Instead, she lectures at ANU’s art school and does small commissioned pieces as her primary source of income.’ – Birchall

Melbourne organisation Express Media have had six young Canberran writers on the ground at the festival attending as many events as humanly possible — we don’t think we’ve been to a single gig where we haven’t met or seen one of the Buzzcuts reviewers. The writers have produced review, articles and interviews, and their work will be continually uploaded on the Buzzcuts website over the coming days. Amelia Bidgood gave a really comprenehsive review of Women of Notes:

‘…Women of Notes and Rhythm isn’t like anything I’ve ever come across in the music performance scene. With a slight retro feel, this show proved to be completely original, with performances from four female artists and their bands including; Paryce, Ruth O’Brien, Heidi Gill and the Aqua Lungs, and Freyja’s Rain. Each group played a selection of their individual, intriguing songs to a content crowd.’ – Bidgood

We’ve been treated to some kind words on The Riot ACT, as well as some serious Vimeo-time in the article, ‘Canberra bands trash talking prison rules b-ball videos’.

We’ve also got a review of Horseface Ethel and I Don’t Really Read appearing in today’s BMA, so go run around the city in the same mad fashion you chooked about looking for Petite Public Art and grab one of those puppies. Here’s a bit of the Horseface piece, ‘We’ve Lost Ethel’ for your visual pleasure:

‘It was the Marvellous Pigs themselves who kept the night together – satin-wrapped girls in grotesque pig masks, who were constantly weaving their way through the audience. Their masked counterpart MC (festival producer Adam Hadley) would remind you every so often that “We’ve lost Ethel, but her Marvellous Pigs in Satin are still with us.”’ – Strickland, BMA March 14

The great thing about all these sites is, however, that there’s always room for your review. That’s what comment boxes are for — not just to talk about the quality of penmanship, but also add your two cents to Lauren Strickland’s ‘Rock Against Boredom: Revisited’ piece, or debate Kaylia Payne’s sentiments in her HerCanberra piece, that:

‘…Whatever feeling of exclusivity there was last year has been swept away as word of mouth has spread and brought in people from all different walks of life, and the program itself has become more accessible for a variety of different interests.‘ – Payne

Offline, there’s going to be plenty of time for review at the Where Do We Go From You Are Here panel, this Saturday afternoon from 12:30-2pm in the Theatrette at the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery.

Until our next media influx, word. Or, at least, word counts.

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