Dr Danielle Clode is telling the story of a mysterious historical figure in a new podcast, while other recent successes include a Flinders graduate winning a prestigious mentorship and new works from an award-winning lecturer.
Flinders grad learns from the best
Flinders University Honours graduate Gianluca Noble is the recipient of the second Helpmann Academy InReview mentorship. As part of the mentorship, Gianluca will be guided by renowned theatre reviewer and former Flinders staff member Murray Bramwell and visual arts specialist Jane Llewellyn.
A graduate of the Flinders’ drama program, Gianluca will begin his mentorship this month and work to build skills in writing reviews of theatre performances, with a series of pieces to be published online by InReview.
“I’m honoured to have a chance to learn the craft of reviewing from such esteemed mentors, and I hope that I can contribute thoughtful critique to the arts in South Australia during my mentorship and in the future,” says Gianluca, who hopes the mentorship will support his creative practice.
A podcast to showcase a lost voice
Dr Danielle Clode, from the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, is bringing life to the forgotten history of an extraordinary mariner in The lost journal of Jeanne Barret, a two-part podcast series featured on The History Listen by ABC.
Two years before Captain James Cook set out on his first Pacific voyage, a French peasant called Jeanne Barret was on a journey to circumnavigate the world. Apart from a signature or two, Jeanne left no written record of her exploits – no diaries or memoirs of her voyage. In this two-part documentary drama, Dr Clode puts Barret’s story into words, based on the known facts of her life. You can listen to Part 1 of the podcast here and Part 2 here.
New works from award-winning lecturer
It’s been a busy few months for Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing Dr Sean Williams (AKA “theadelaidean”), who – beyond his prolific writing output – has recently released two albums of his original music with US-based Projekt Records.
Solarpunk was released in late-January, while another album Antigravity created with Mirko Ruckels (“deepspace”) was released before Christmas and has been garnering airplay worldwide. These two artists also had a new track “Antigravité à Deux” included on the bestselling compilation tʌntrə XX, issued by the Neotantra label in the UK.
Dr Williams is currently creating the music for Bárbaros, a multi-artform project supported by Arts SA, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and DanceHub.
Dr Williams also had a collection of his writings, Little Labyrinths: Speculative Microfictions, released before Christmas by Brain Jar Press. It features original stories (“Synecdoche”, “New Songs for Kate”) and selected reprints that were previously only available online.