On the Couch with Catherine McClements

Catherine McClements Arts Review On the CouchWho is Catherine McClements?
Too opinionated, and a little bit too talkative.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Poo more!!!! (from my nine year old son)

Who inspires you and why?
Australian scientist Margaret Wertheim – whose crochet coral reef project celebrates Geometry, feminine crafts and the wonders of the marine world. It seems to me she has spent her career encouraging women to love and own different fields of science. Look her up she’s amazing!

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Become a vegetarian!

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Italy is hard to beat, of course! But camping with my family and friends in Australian National parks is really my absolute favourite. All those incredible swims in oceans, rivers and gorges!

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Our backyard – we have lots of fruit and nut trees and LOTS of plants.

What are you currently reading?
The Gap of Time – Jennette Winterson’s take on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

What are you currently listening to?
In Our Time and Radiolab podcasts – also Big Scary’s album, Not Art.

Happiness is?
A danger to pursue!

What does the future hold for you?
Education!!

Fresh from critically acclaimed seasons at the Adelaide and Sydney Festivals, Catherine will be appearing in David Greig’s The Events – at the Malthouse Theatre from 21 June 2016. For more information, visit: www.malthousetheatre.com.au for details.

Image: Catherine McClements

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