Joining Ben for today's episode is Claire Roberts, Professional Development Manager at Linnaeus. Claire has been involved in veterinary nursing for over 25 years and she and Ben will be chatting about how her career has evolved over time and the ups and downs that have come along with it.
Pilot- Mark Whalan, Claire Roberts, Pacific Avenue
Kiama Community Radio's Podcast
This is the first episode of Kiama Community Radio. Join your co-hosts Graeme Gherashe and Diana McLaren to learn more about us and what we do. We have three incredible interviews for you. Historian Mark Whalan opens the pilot, chatting with presenter Gabi Cabral about how he’s been immersed in Kiama local history since childhood after his mother helped found the Pilot's Cottage Museum. This led to him looking at Kiama history with the eyes of a journalist on the blog kiamalocalhistory. Drummer Dom Littrich from Gerringong/Kiama band Pacific Avenue talks to presenter Helen Lear about life as a musician in lockdown following the band’s blazing success in 2019, a year which saw the release of their debut EP “Strawberry Skies”, a sold-out national tour and playing alongside the likes of Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale and The Vanns. Claire Roberts is an event coordinator, musician and manager of the Kiama Makers & Growers Market. She is heavily involved in the music industry, having been a full-time musician for over thirty years and is on the committee of the Illawarra Folk Club. She talks to presenter Glenn Shepherd about how the business has changed during the pandemic and the future of local markets in 2020.
We are kicking off a new series, discussing all things healing! This week, Claire Roberts shares her story of recovering from back surgery and how her injury led to expand her understanding of healing, as well as discovering new passions and creative endeavors. Claire is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and weaver based in Nashville, TN. You can find out more about her tapestry business, Nashty Threads, by following her on Instagram @nashty_threads and visiting the website, www.nashtythreads.com. You can also follow her dance endeavors on instagram @clairerobertschoreo. Continue the conversation with us! Instagram- @misfitsandmysticspod Twitter-@MisfitsMystics Facebook- www.facebook.com/misfitsandmysticspod Email- firstname.lastname@example.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/misfits--mystics-podcast/support
Learning about someone through their letters is a fascinating exercise and this is precisely what Claire Roberts set out to do when she amassed over 700 letters of the celebrated 20th century artist Ian Fairweather. Together with cultural historian John Thompson, Roberts has produced a brilliant book ‘Ian Fairweather A Life in Letters’ which not only gives us an insight into Fairweather’s life in his own words but provides context by setting periods of letters in chapters with their own introduction. The book is published by Text Publishing. Claire Roberts is an art historian, curator and Associate Professor of Art at the University of Melbourne, specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese art and the cultural flows between Australia and Asia. It was the author Murray Bail who suggested she write this book. He had written a monograph on Fairweather and had already located many letters but while that monograph focussed on Fairweather’s art, this book looks more at the man himself. 354 letters are ultimately included in this publication and the book was 12 years in the making. Fairweather lived an unusual life. Although he was born in Scotland in 1891, the last 20 years of his life he lived on Queensland’s Bribie Island in a hut he made himself with a thatched roof and dirt floor and photos of his huts are included in the book. However, the event which is probably the reason I became interested in Fairweather in the first place is the famous raft story where Fairweather sailed off into the open sea from Darwin heading for Portuguese Timor on a triangular raft he built himself and which was not much bigger than he was. What happened next was incredible. He’s without a doubt one of Australia’s most important artists, with his works held in almost every state and national institution as well as the Tate in London and other international museums. In the next episode of the podcast I talk with artist Ann Thomson who actually met Fairweather on several occasions. She brings him to life and reinforces many of the observations Claire Roberts makes in this episode. Fairweather has been described as a recluse and a hermit but, as you will hear from Claire’s careful consideration of his life, it’s a little more complicated than that. To hear the podcast episode press ‘play’ beneath the above feature photo. Click the link below to purchase the book. Purchase ‘Ian Fairweather A Life in Letters’ (2019) Links to things we talk about in this episode Associate Professor Claire Roberts Murray Bail The Slade School of Fine Art Henry Tonks Lafcadio Hearn Ernest Fenollosa Macquarie Galleries Bribie Island Ann Thomson Robert Walker Roy Churcher Lawrence Daws Margaret Olley The Drunken Buddha by Ian Fairweather Links to selected major works in Australian Galleries House by the Sea, 1967 Epiphany, 1962 Gethsemane, 1958 Kite Flying, 1958 Monastery 1961 Ian Fairweather A Life in Letters (2019)Co-edited by Claire Roberts and John ThompsonPublished by Text Publishing
Love Your Properties- Claire Roberts, Open House Estate Agents
There's another way - Maison Frais
Love Your PropertiesAt the offices of Claire Roberts from Open House in Morley be Leeds.Open House is part of a national network of agents.Claire is very focused on providing a personal and bespoke service- marrying local property knowledge and expertise to achieve the best sales & rentals in the quickest time.We'll also be asking Claire about her ideas about how to downsize effectively, what the general market conditions are like for family homes in this part of Yorkshire and what help she can offer to clients with staging a property to show off it's features to best advantage.Finally, we'll be asking Claire about what she does for fun and how she combines being part of the business community in Morley with being a busy working mum!This has been a Maison Frais Ltd production.www.maisonfrais.co.uk
Yang Zhichao's Chinese Bible with Dr Claire Roberts
Focus on China
Chinese art expert Claire Roberts speaks with Nikki Anderson about Yang Zhichao’s work and the significance of his work Chinese Bible (2009). Recorded at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), 23 May 2015, in association with SCAF Project 26, Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible.
Dr Claire Roberts & Nikki Anderson discuss Chinese Bible
Curators & Institutions
Chinese art expert Dr Claire Roberts speaks with Nikki Anderson about Yang Zhichao’s practice and the significance of his 2009 work Chinese Bible. Recorded at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), 23 May 2015, in association with SCAF Project 26, Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible.
Caroline Baum in conversation with Dr Uli Sigg and Dr Claire Roberts prior to the opening of Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture. Recorded at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), 15 September 2012, in association with SCAF Project 15, Go Figure! Contemporary Chinese Portraiture.