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FCAC Radio

By FCAC Radio

A podcast series produced by Footscray Community Arts Centre, platforming artists, creatives and stories in Melbourne's West and beyond.

You can find out more about us by heading to or following us @footscrayarts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you'd like to ensure our sustainability during these uncertain times, visit

This podcast is proudly supported by Maribyrnong City Council and The City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants Program.

Sound Design by Neil Cabatingan and Visual Design by Nadia Lian.
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S2E7: Jinghua Qian - Writing, eroticism and digital sex

FCAC RadioApr 28, 2021

S2E8: Esther Tuddenham - Emerging
May 12, 202111:56
S2E7: Jinghua Qian - Writing, eroticism and digital sex
Apr 28, 202133:20
S2E6: Ripley Kavara - Emergence
Apr 22, 202129:04
S2E5: Nash - What to Expect When You're Immigrating

S2E5: Nash - What to Expect When You're Immigrating

In this episode, Urvi chats to multidisciplinary artist Nash about his new, illustrated book- 'What to Expect When you're Immigrating'. This is Nash's first book and it's filled with beautifully comic illustrations of key moments in Nash's journey immigrating from Sri Lanka, to Australia. Each image is accompanied by a line, written in Nash's sometimes cynical, and sometimes optimistic, but always humourous tone. The pair talk about their own experiences of moving to Australia, Nash's creative process and the unique challenges of trying to be accepted as a South Asian creative, both in public and private spheres. Nash will be hosting a public book launch at FCAC for 'What to Expect When You're Immigrating', on the 5th of June, 2021.

Check out Nash's Work: 

'What to Expect When You're Immigrating': 


Keep an eye out for Nash's Book launch at FCAC! : 

Mar 24, 202138:56
S2E4: Mitch Mahoney - Weaving Sustainable Culture

S2E4: Mitch Mahoney - Weaving Sustainable Culture

In this episode Dan Mitchell (Senior Indigenous Programs Producer) yarns with Boon Wurrung artist Mitch Mahoney about his work and recent/current projects at FCAC – Eel Trap and Weaving Sustainable Culture. Mitch talks about his career to date and how he carries on the traditions passed down to him from elders in his community. Dan and Mitch discuss sustainable creative practice and cultural protocol whilst also offering personal insight into living in a world with COVID and how that has affected community. Mitch also expands upon fascinating Indigenous technologies and science, particularly the six seasons of the Kulin Nations.

Join a free Weaving Workshop at FCAC! 

Mar 10, 202136:48
S2E3: Julie Millowick OAM and Jody Haines - Eye to Eye
Feb 24, 202137:20
S2E2: N’fa Jones - My Voice Is A Drum
Feb 04, 202127:44
S1E5: Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh - Writing and Representation
Jan 27, 202141:29
S2E1: James Nguyen & Victoria Pham - Smashing the Glass Cabinet

S2E1: James Nguyen & Victoria Pham - Smashing the Glass Cabinet

Visual artists James Nguyen and Victoria Pham on breathing new life into an ancient Vietnamese Bronze Age Đông Sơn drum and connecting to Vietnamese community, history and culture. Nguyen and Pham talk to FCAC Artistic Director, Daniel Santangeli, and curator, Tamsen Hopkinson, on re-engaging with the percussive sounds of an instrument usually kept out of reach behind museum glass cabinets.

Nguyen and Pham are exhibiting at FCAC as part of CONNECT curated by Tamsen Hopkinson from 22 Jan to 21 Feb 2021.

Visit FCAC and explore the artists' work:

Jan 27, 202147:28
S1E18: Stephen Pham - Life Drawing
Sep 11, 202031:48
S1E17: H.Mur and Xen Nhà - Collaborative Practices: How Does a Journey Start?
Sep 04, 202047:12
S1E16: Peter Tolhurst – Rocking with the Hackkets
Aug 28, 202017:04
S1E15: Leah Jing McIntosh - Reimagining Australian Literature
Aug 21, 202045:00
S1E14: Atong Atem - Black Portraiture
Aug 14, 202043:48
S1E13: Santilla Chingaipe—Authentic Story-telling
Aug 07, 202057:40
S1E12: Ben Opie – Inclusive Musical Practice
Jul 31, 202037:32
S1E11: HANCOQ - Directions and Dilemmas in Hip-Hop
Jul 24, 202046:16
S1E10: Kent MacCarter - Literary Communities
Jul 17, 202046:16
S1E9: GOOD LUCK OMEN - Musical Partnerships
Jul 10, 202016:07
S1E8: Remi Kolawole - Hyphenated Identities
Jun 25, 202043:43
S1E7: Sonia Di lorio - Building Resilience Through Comedy
Jun 25, 202027:22
S1E6: Jos Van Hulsen – Designing with Found Objects
Jun 18, 202019:12
S1E4: Akwasi Osei-Tutu - Black Star Comedy

S1E4: Akwasi Osei-Tutu - Black Star Comedy

In this episode Jess chats to Akwasi, a Ghanaian-raised, Perth-claimed comedian, calling Melbourne home. They chat about moving and adapting, supporting Black culture abroad, and how to find the funny in being different.

Check out Akwasi: ,  ,

Cover photo by Atong Atem

This podcast is proudly supported by Maribyrnong City Council and City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.

Jun 05, 202038:28
S1E3: Dominic Wagner aka Caseaux O.S.L.O - Music and Moving
May 27, 202035:27
S1E2: JessB - A New Era in Music and Culture
May 27, 202033:33
S1E1: James Hale - Exploring Queer Text Through Art
May 27, 202024:03