Life in the Arts

Funemployed Justin Heazlewood

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Funemployed Justin Heazlewood

I recently read Funemployed by Justin Heazlewood, a book written about the realities of earning a living as a fulltime artist in Australia. Heazlewood, an author/ comedian/musician/ writes a painfully entertaining account of his experience making a full time living in the arts. He shares his successes and his lows. In an age of facebook and […]

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Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives.

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Alice Herz-Sommer-School is only the beginning

Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives. The Lady in Number 6 A Century of Wisdom pianist Alice Herz-Sommer. We can learn all our lives is a quote from ‘A Century of Wisdom’ which I have just finished reading, a biography by Caroline Stoessinger about 109 year old pianist and holocaust survivor, […]

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Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy

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Margaret River

Carlo was about 87 when he related a story to me about seeing some violins during a visit to Perth many years ago and how, when he returned home to Margaret River, decided to make one. I asked if he still had it and if so, could I see it. He went inside the house […]