ABC Sunday Arts

ABC Sunday Arts


ABC Sunday Arts

ABC TV is delighted to present Sunday Arts, a weekly one-hour, all-Australian arts program for art lovers, art enthusiasts, for the keen amateur and the deeply vocational.

Sunday Arts offers new ways of seeing and experiencing art and culture; searching out exciting contemporary work and presenting fresh perspectives on the traditional to engage artists and arts audiences alike.

Hosted by performer Michael Veitch and featuring in-depth interviews by award-winning broadcaster Virginia Trioli, Sunday Arts is a studio-based show, incorporating filmed stories, performance and discussion. All forms of creative expression, and the issues and ideas surrounding them, are up for discussion and debate, including music, film, the visual and performing arts, literature, design and architecture.

Executive Producer Charlotte Seymour says: "I'm privileged to be part of a long tradition of arts programming on ABC TV, working on a show that will explore the processes of making and experiencing art for an Australian audience in surprising and illuminating ways. Michael Veitch brings warmth, humour and genuine enthusiasm to the host role and, alongside him as our regular interviewer, Virginia Trioli brings wit, grit and rigour to one-on-one interviews and group discussions with some of Australia's most intriguing artists and thinkers."

Michael Veitch, an experienced performer, broadcaster and publisher, started his career in TV comedy on legendary shows such as The D-Generation and Fast Forward. He worked as theatre critic for The Age The Australian and The Herald Sun and spent four years on ABC radio alongside Jon Faine on The Conversation Hour. More recently, Michael has turned his attention to stage work and writing, with a lead role in the Broadway musical version of The Full Monty, and several roles with the Melbourne Theatre Company. Michael also contributes regularly to the Melbourne Age and is currently writing a book on Second World War aviation.

Two-time Walkley Award winner, Virginia Trioli has an established reputation as a news reporter, features writer and columnist (The Age) with a strong independent voice on politics, social issues and the arts. Virginia, an honours graduate in Fine Arts of the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, is the author of Generation F: Sex, Power and The Young Feminist published in 1996. In 1995 she won Australian journalism's highest honour, the Walkley Award for her business reporting and in 2001 Virginia won second Walkley for her interview with the former Defence Minister Peter Reith over the notorious Children Overboard issue. In 1999 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Best Columnist award, The Quill. Virginia recently moved to Sydney and will soon be heard, weekdays, on ABC Radio.

Executive Producer Charlotte Seymour is a highly regarded producer with an inspiring track record in driving unique documentary, feature and TV projects, including many indigenous projects. Her credits include the AFI award winning telefeature Queen of Hearts and documentaries including The What-If Man, about sci-fi encyclopaedist Peter Nicholls, Remembering Country, about the mission children of Croker Island and A Walk with Words about poet Romaine Moreton. (Credit: ABC Sunday Arts).



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