Arts Review Damien Ricketson Ensemble Offspring

On the Couch with Damien Ricketson

Who is Damien Ricketson? I am a composer, Co-Artistic Director of the arts company Ensemble Offspring, Chair of Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium and father of two young girls. What would you do differently to wha...
Arts Review Andy Harmsen On the Couch

On the Couch with Andy Harmsen

Who is Andy Harmsen? Playwright, sound designer, composer, writer. Co-runs a strange little theatre company called Sly Rat Theatre Company. What would you do differently to what you do now? Worry less. I would worry far,...
Arts Review Paul McDermott

On the Couch with Paul McDermott

Who is Paul McDermott? A. A wild-eyed visionary whose dark antics in the 80s and 90s earned him the moniker ‘Tiny Terror’. B. A podgy wastrel intent on self-harm, desirous of guiltless hedonism and fueled by a magic bag ...
Arts Review On the Couch Elliott Gyger

On the Couch with Elliott Gyger

Who is Elliott Gyger? Composer of the chamber opera Fly Away Peter (based on David Malouf’s novella). What would you do differently to what you do now? Make more time for friends and family, possibly by declaring myself ...
Arts Review On the Couch Alice Bell

On the Couch with Alice Bell

Who is Alice Bell? I am a screenwriter who lives in Sydney with my husband Leon Ford and two daughters, Frankie and Emilie. My debut was a film called Suburban Mayhem and now also I write for television… The Slap, Pubert...
Arts Review On the Couch Susie McCann

On the Couch with Susie McCann

Who is Susie McCann? Susie McCann is a Melbourne based actor and singer. She performs regularly with 1940’s trio, The Pacific Belles and is soon to start her Raise the Bail Tour with her self devised cabaret show, Bogan ...
Arts Review On the Couch Mikelangelo

On the Couch with Mikelangelo

Who is Mikelangelo? Mikelangelo is a man for all seasons – a singer, a songwriter, a performer, an artist and a gentleman. What would you do differently to what you do now? If I wasn’t writing music, performing and...
AAR Mick Stuart photo by David Solm

On the Couch with Mick Stuart

Who is Mick Stuart? Mick Stuart is an offbeat human storyteller, by means of playing a host of musical instruments, acting, dancing, cooking and literally telling stories. He builds contraptions. He’s a frustrated ...