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Episode 12: Local Live – ‘Conglomerate’

During what would have been 2020’s Unconformity festival, Lou Conboy curated a group show consisting of works made by the past years Q-Bank artists in residence. Several of the artists involved were kind enough to sit down with Emmalie in the gallery’s bedroom to chat about themselves and their work. This is what we’re calling…

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Episode 11: Paul Eggins

Paul Eggins is a multidisciplinary artist based outside of Launceston, on the North-East coast of Tasmania. Paul brought his solo show ‘Drugs’ to Queenstown in October of 2020. Having missed the opening at Q-Bank, Henry and Emmalie visited Paul in the gallery. Later in the week, Paul stopped by to chat. Paul discusses being a…

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Episode 10: Alex Bloem

Alex Bloem is a musician, educator and wanderer based in Queenstown, Tasmania. Alex and Emmalie met at a Q-Bank open studio, somewhere between a broken bottle of wine and an olive-topped slice of pizza. Since then, Alex can frequently be found serenading the neighbourhood. Whenever a game night is hosted, Alex signals his arrival with…

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Episode 9: Dave Carswell

Dave Carswell is a photographer with an interest in long form storytelling through methods of portraiture, landscape and still life. Dave spent his early years in Queenstown and is now based in Launceston, Tasmania. While engaging with the Q-Bank artists residency in October, Dave and Emmalie recorded a conversation together. Dave discusses being a Dave,…

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Episode 8: David Fitzpatrick

David Fitzpatrick is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Queenstown, Tasmania. Emmalie and David had tried recording earlier in the year and ended up with almost three hours of audio, so they attempted to streamline the conversation again in November. This is the second conversation they recorded. David talks about finding his path, his spiritual practice, having experiences that simply require a person to bear witness, seeing something from multiple points of view, being pulled in two opposing directions, enjoying the process of making more than the outcome and deliberately moving slowly.

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Episode 7: Carl Ross

Carl Ross is a painter loosely based in Hobart, Tasmania. While engaging with the Q-Bank artists residency in September 2020, Carl, despite his cat allergy, agreed to chat with Emmalie in her home. Carl discusses having a tumultuous childhood and an incredibly supportive mother and father, learning how to direct his focus, admiring the particular…

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Episode 5: Mary Burns

Mary Louise Burns is a textile artist and educator based in Queenstown, Tasmania, who places great emphasis on recycled materials and sustainable fashion. Emmalie and Mary met at her pop-up shop filled with vintage and antique goods and Mary’s own sustainable, wearable art, on Orr Street in 2018. Ever since their meeting they became incredibly…

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Episode 4: Chris T Wilson

Chris T. Wilson is a landscape painter based in Queenstown, Tasmania, who now works exclusively using raw materials collected from the hills and mountains surrounding the West Coast. Although Chris and Emmalie had bumped into each other a few times around town, there was no way of knowing, prior to sitting down together, what a…

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Episode 3: Joshua Santospirito

Joshua Santospirito is a graphic novelist, multimedia artist, writer and musician based in Hobart, Tasmania. Emmalie met Josh, his partner Jo and their lovely pup Luna at Q-Bar, where Josh played a set to a rumbly, intimate crowd in 2019. When Josh returned in July 2020 for the Q-Bank residency, Emmalie immediately called him to…

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Episode 2: Aviva Endean

Aviva Endean is a composer and performance maker based in Melbourne, Victoria. After finishing The Unconformity’s Artist in Residence program in February 2020, Aviva stopped by Emmalie’s home to talk. Sitting at an oversized dining table in front of the fireplace Aviva discusses the role physical space plays as both subject and passive collaborator, moving…

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