Prima Donna Podcast
Jean Taylor

Jean Taylor

February 11, 2022

An activist in the women's liberation movement since joining the Brunswick Consciousness-Raising Group in 1972, feminist writer Jean Taylor has been involved in the Women's Liberation Centre, Women's Liberation Halfway House, Women's Liberation Switchboard, Women's Building Council, Aboriginal Rights Solidarity Group, Amazon Theatre, Women's Circus, Matrix Guild, Lesbian Cancer Support Group, and Purple Parrots. She has been the instigator and coordinator of the Victorian Women's Liberation and Lesbian Feminist Archives. 

Lella Cariddi

Lella Cariddi

February 11, 2022

Lella Cariddi OAM is a writer/researcher of community history, curator of contemporary art, documentary producer, installation artist, adult educator and Community Cultural Development Practitioner. She is committed to the advancement of literatures and the Arts as a vehicle for intergenerational social inclusion between mainstream Australian Society and immigrants & refugees.

Cath Murphy

Cath Murphy

February 11, 2022

Animator and educator Cath Murphy has a rich history in animation spanning more than 20 years and has won numerous awards in film for: Animation; Writing; Directing; Producing and Visual Effects. A registered nurse with extensive experience in mental health, Cath’s approach to animation is about social inclusion and the impact it can have on working and emotional life.

 

http://pollyannafilms.com/

Madeline McGrady

Madeline McGrady

November 3, 2019

Aunty Madeline McGrady is a proud Gomeroi elder. She made the first film on black deaths in custody, and was the first Indigenous person on the Australian Film Council.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqjE3M4tdWw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ILzy8ELBI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0UX--K7IHE

 

Margret RoadKnight

Margret RoadKnight

November 3, 2019

A performer at the very first National Folk Festival (and many more since then), Margret has sung blues, jazz, gospel, folk, comedy, and social commentary songs in concert halls and cathedrals, clubs and campuses,
from Broome to Hobart, Beijing to Memphis, Paris to Auckland,
Edinburgh to Tel Aviv, New York to Seoul, Amsterdam to Dublin,
New Orleans to London, Vancouver to Nuku'alofa. 

http://members.iinet.net.au/~margretr/

Sue Nattrass

Sue Nattrass

November 3, 2019

First female lighting designer in Australia. Stage Manager. Actor. Operations Manager at the Victorian Arts Centre. Artistic Director Melbourne and Adelaide Arts Festivals. 

Sue Ingleton

Sue Ingleton

February 28, 2019

Writer, actor, comedian, architect, and celebrant Suzanne Ingleton comes from a tradition of theatre, sacred ritual and spiritual shamanism. She has created solo and collaborative performance works in Australia and overseas for more than 40 years and is particularly vocal about the constant erasure of women's stories and the work they are required to do consistently to overcome adversity.

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Liz Jones

Liz Jones

February 28, 2019

Actor and teacher Dr Elizabeth Jones has been the Artistic Director of La Mama Theatre since 1976. For 20 year prior she was a teacher of English, History, Drama, and Politics in Australia and Indonesia. She has worked over many years as an advocate for refugees and First Nation's peoples, and is invested in La Mama being a place of support for minority and independent artists. 

Duré Dara

Duré Dara

February 28, 2019

Percussionist, social worker, and Board Member of the Victorian Women's Trust, Duré Dara OAM is Indian by race, Malaysian by birth, and Australian by choice. A proponent of spontaneous and improvised music for more than 40 years, she is well known for her work as a percussionist with the late David Tolley and in the Brian Brown Quintet. She worked alongside Stephanie Alexander in the 1990s and was the first woman president of the Victorian Restaurant and Caterers Association. She's passionate about women and girls having access to education and opportunities in the arts.  

 

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Elizabeth Drake

Elizabeth Drake

July 21, 2018

Classical pianist and composer Elizabeth Drake creates original music for theatre, film, dance, and radio. She was the first woman to win an AFI award for screen composotion, for her score from the 2003 film 'Japanese Story'. 

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