As a deep thinker, I often over think. Walking is a way for me to love myself up, to recognise that my body is not just a vehicle to carry my head around, there's more to me than my thinking brain. Solitude is a make or break kinda thing, like meditation it can teach me to be zen, or scare the hell out of me. Intimacy is weird like that, especially intimacy with oneself. I wrote this poem after a solo hike in the abundant nature that is Tasmania. As a nature warrior, I, like many, love and connect through nature and make it my responsibility to care for and protect this rich environment.
Highlighting some of the difficulties of communication in The Middle East
A sentimental outing turns sour for a middle-aged couple who yearn for the love they shared when Lou Reed was the 'coolest man on earth'.
Randal Morrison is a third generation Huon Piner. He lives in Strahan, Tasmania. Randal reminisces about his times as a young boy going out with his father to the banks of the Gordon River to collect Huon Pine logs.
David loves making films about food. He's really interested in how people do what they do, and make what they make. He started Madfinch to help people tell their stories. Along the way he has made some pretty special video for a whole range of clients - from nurses doing extraordinary work to gentle farmers who make the most amazing cheeses on the planet. He especially loves working with chefs, growers, producers and makers of all kinds. They create beautiful work and he turns that into beautiful video that makes customers hungry and wanting more. David is a film and television professional, he has made award-winning short comedy films and he helps people make their own media through workshops and mentoring.
Jane hails from Hobart and has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1990. Her television credits include Blue Heelers, GP, Janus, The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and A Country Practice. Jane has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, at La Mama, with various independent theatre companies within Melbourne and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Jane is currently the Co-Chair of the Tasmanian Creative Industries Council, works regularly as a voice over artist, presents concerts with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra throughout Tasmania and can be heard regularly on ABC Local Radio.
Finegan was born in Cork, Ireland, and emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia, at eight. In 2004, he moved with his wife Essie to Hobart, Tasmania, spending the next 15 years writing for national/international companies from the island state, before coming home to Adelaide in 2019. He is committed to making strong and respectful work for children, which acknowledges them as astute audience members outside the plays, and worthy subjects within. His son Moe was born in 2014.
A film by Eddie Safarik and Helene Thomas
When George told me he had a problem - or an addiction - I would never have guessed that it could be to something so beautiful. Audio by Helene Thomas. Photo by Andrew Wilson.