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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Creative Force: A Podcast with exceptional women


Kate Smith has been busy and we think you’ll love her new podcast (with music by Smith & Jones).

Bathurst’s Kate Smith is an exceptional creative herself – recently the creator of Fast Cars, soon to star in the NSW tour Mary Anne Butler’s Highway of Lost Hearts (16 May at BMEC, then around the state), and our colleague at Arts OutWest recently wrapping up the extraordinary Virtual Art Snacks arts in aged care program. She’s also just launched a new podcast ‘Creative Force: A podcast with exceptional women’.

“When COVID 19 moved our world’s inside, perceptions about where we live and work changed forever,” Kate said

“I was also deeply excited about trying my hand at something very new. Podcasting. I wanted to find new ways to express my creativity and was deeply challenged in new ways and old, learning so much about my creative process along the way.”

“The women I spoke with light up the skies with their brilliance, living their rich, creative lives loud and proud. I can’t wait for you to meet them.”

In the first instalment Kate talks to Kirsty Whiten, Based in Fife, Scotland. Late and Kristy met back when Kate was awarded a Create NSW Regional Arts Fellowship.

Kate curated a program of professional development that included, amogust  long list of expereivnes, an artistic collaboration with visual artist.

“Our conversation explores what inspires her artistic practice and process.  Returning home and what is it about her extraordinary paintings that makes people look closer.”

In the second episode, out yesterday, Kate is closer to home. She talks to Dr. Michelle Evans who has just herself launched a report “Indigenous Economic Power Project Snapshot 3.0 spotlighting Indigenous Business.

“Warm, whip smart and down to earth. Michelle’s super power is her ability to weave stories around her research to help us understand and connect… we talk identity, place, belonging and where to go for stillness.

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