Prima Donna Podcast
Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy

August 7, 2022

Jane Murphy considers herself to be an “Accidental Property Master”.
She stumbled across a role in a film art department in the mid 1980’s in Sydney.
Her love of stories & people, combined with a fascination of things, has proved the perfect marriage for her role of Props Master for film, TV and theatre. 

Elizabeth Russell-Arnot

Elizabeth Russell-Arnot

August 7, 2022

Elizabeth Russell-Arnot is an inquisitive adventurer with academic credentials across multiple arts disciplines. Her Churchill Fellowship and 2 Masters Degrees in the Arts have led to a focus on our endangered environment expressed through creativity in writing, illustrating, painting and sculpture. Liz has always been aware of the world in which she lives and her artistic work became the voice which she used to express her love for the environment and everything in it: birds, animals, insects, plants and yes, even mankind.

Peta Murray

Peta Murray

August 7, 2022

Peta Murray is a recovering playwright, best known for her plays Wallflowering and Salt. A late-blooming academic, she is also a Lecturer in the School of Media & Communication at RMIT University where she writes extravaganzas with preposterous titles, performs essays, coins neologisms, collaborates on loopy approaches to memoir, queers the q(a)antata, and makes mischief with The Symphony of Awkward as they stake claim to world domination in the emergent discourse of diarology.

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.

*language warning on this episode*

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