Tag: David Hunt
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to CEO Jason Marriner of the Marriner Group who are responsible for four of Melbourne’s most beautiful heritage theatres.Read More
In this episode of The Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to the cast of SIX, a sensational musical now in Australia. Phoenix Jackson Mendoza, Kala Gare, Loren Hunter, Kiana Daniele, Chelsea Dawson and Vidya Makan tell stories of their careers and the show.Read More
Twilight Salon LIVE | Featuring Tash York, Moira Finucane, Warren Wills, Gerard O’Connor & Stephen A. Russell | The Art Hunter TV | Ep 2
Earlier this year, The Art Hunter’s Twilight Salon staged a couple of live specials, with a studio audience. This is the second of two. This episode was such a fabulous night with performances by cabaret sensation Tash York, burlesque star Moira Finucane, Warren Wills with choir, international visual artist Gerard O’Connor & arts journalist Stephen A Russell. it was a showcase of incredible talent!Read More
Twilight Salon LIVE | Featuring John O’Hara, Maree Coote, Ali McGregor & Richard Watts | The Art Hunter TV | Ep 1
This episode features the massive talent of John O’Hara, performing 4 songs including a show-stopping performance of “Sweet Transvestite” from Rocky Horror Show, Visual Artist Maree Coote chatting & showing off her fabulous art, Opera/Cabaret performer Ali McGregor telling great stories including visiting the Playboy Mansion & award-winning Arts Journalist Richard Watts who’s a huge supporter of the arts!Read More
Recent Sunday Arts Magazine Podcasts
THE LOST CITY OF MELBOURNE. Directed Gus Berger | Australia | 2022 | 80mins.
Melbourne in the 1850s was the fastest growing city in the world. They dreamt
big, they built big and as historian Robyn Annear observes, “it was a city jumping
out of its skin”.
As Melbourne grew, it became an epicentre of film culture and its hotels,
restaurants and cafes became world renowned. Coupled with the city’s grand
Victorian architecture, it was a first-class destination for travellers.
But, in the 1950s, with the impending Queen’s visit and then the ‘56 Olympic
Games, Melburnians felt a deep-seated feeling of embarrassment that they
might be perceived as backward on the world’s stage. Our buildings were
deemed too Victorian, too old fashioned and the demolition blitz began.
‘Whelan The Wrecker’ was brought in to demolish the old city and over the next
twenty years we lost many treasured buildings. With the introduction of
television, the same year as the Olympic Games, the audiences for our cinemas
were decimated and they too were felled by the wrecker’s ball. When
Melbourne was primed to lose the Regent Theatre to make way for a city square,
the population was galvanised into saving what they still had left. This is a story
of Melbourne. The Lost City of Melbourne.
Recent The Art Hunter TV Episodes
- Erin Clare | Living Her Dreams | The Art Hunter | Ep 42 | Now LIVE
- Ross Watson | A Variety of Lifeguards | Art Hunter | Episode 41 | Now LIVE
- Jason Marriner | The Show Must Go On | Art Hunter | Episode 40 | Now LIVE
- Chelsea Wilson | Women In Soul | Art Hunter | Episode 39 | Now LIVE
- James Young | Gaga Danced On The Bar | The Art Hunter | Ep 38 | Now LIVE