On the Couch with Greg Pritchard

greg-pritchard-arts-review-on-the-couchWho is Greg Pritchard?
I am the Artistic Director of Artlands – the Regional Arts Australia Conference/Festival to be held in Dubbo: 27 – 30 October 2016. I’m also a writer, visual artist and performer.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would be a successful travel writer. There are so many countries I have yet to visit.

Who inspires you and why?
Good hearted people. They make the world bearable.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I do what I can. I try to be ethical. I am politically active. I share information. I call bullshit when I see it (which is often). And my art reflects this.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Leleuvia Resort Fiji, an out of the way, palm fringed, bamboo hut island you can walk around in half an hour, with good diving straight of the beach. Not the luxury of many Fiji resorted but more my speed. Spent a day there 5 years ago and could spend a month, lying on a deck chair reading, swimming, and eating Fijian food.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Many of my friends are coming to Dubbo for the festival and of course, that’s where I would take them. There are 52 separate art events, which should keep them reasonably busy, and then I would take them to Dusty Bob’s the Festival Club.

What are you currently reading?
Non Fiction – Richard Grusin’s The Non-Human Turn, and Eddie Paterson’s The Contemporary American Monologue: Performance and Politics. Fiction – Sally Morgan’s My Place – part of my project to only read women writers this year, and probably next year as well. And twitter.

What are you currently listening to?
Binge listening to Passenger, a lot of Mountain Goats and Contemporary Pop dance music.

Happiness is?
A work in progress.

What does the future hold for you?
I don’t know. But I’m ok with that. I’ll be making art for sure. And travelling if I can.

Part Conference, Part Festival, All Arts, Artlands Dubbo 2016 runs 27 – 30 October. For more information, visit: www.artlands.com.au for details.

Image: Greg Pritchard (supplied)