Interviews

Colour in Our City: Orenda Chats With Tegan Iversen

Colour in Our City: Orenda Chats With Tegan Iversen

Colour in our City is a series of hand-drawn black & white artworks by Essendon-based artist and illustrator Tegan Iversen. Each interactive artwork depicts a different scene from around Moonee Valley and are created to engage with the audience — each visitor to the exhibition is asked to literally "colour in our city". Viv Hu sat down with Tegan to talk art, audience involvement and colouring outside the lines.

A Space For Solidarity: Orenda Chats With Mel O'Neill

A Space For Solidarity: Orenda Chats With Mel O'Neill

A Space for Solidarity is a night for people to come together for an all-female line-up of music, in an intimate and supportive space. It’s to remember those who are no longer with us and to celebrate the strength and resilience of women.

Laura Roscioli spoke to Mel about her views on the current gender-violence issues being covered in the media, the power of music, and about inTouch, the organisation that the funds made will go to.

Learning to Love Your Body: Orenda Chats with Jessica Sanders

Learning to Love Your Body: Orenda Chats with Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders is the author and founder of Learning to Love Your Body, an empowering guide for girls to support the development of positive body image and resilience. Written through Jess's voice the book covers important topics such as positive body image, self-care, self-love and resilience. 

Papershrine: Orenda Chats with Beci Orpin, Spenceroni, Ellen Porteus + Brolga

Papershrine: Orenda Chats with Beci Orpin, Spenceroni, Ellen Porteus + Brolga

Papershrine is a group exhibition showcasing a series of masks curated by renowned Sydney-based paper engineer Benja Harney and his Paperform team.

The collection features the works of both home-grown and international superstar creatives, personally handpicked to share their extraordinary skills by fashioning their pieces entirely out of paper.

On the opening night of Papershrine, Viv Hu of Orenda Magazine sat down with artists Beci Orpin, Spenceroni, Ellen Porteus and Brolga.

Run Like Wolves: Orenda Chats With Hannah Campbell

Run Like Wolves: Orenda Chats With Hannah Campbell

Hannah Campbell is a Melbourne-based songwriter and sound maker. Her new single, Run Like Wolves, is inspired by the book Women who Run with the Wolves, by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, a veracious telling of the fierce, powerful and nurturing archetypal woman. We sat down with Hannah on the release day of Run Like Wolves.

Market Fan Club: Orenda Chats with Evie Cahir

Market Fan Club: Orenda Chats with Evie Cahir

Market Fan Club is a suite of radiant and joyful large-scale paintings by emerging Melbourne artist Evie Cahir. Inspired by daily trips to the Queen Victoria Market, these crops of fruit and vegetables capture the shifting intensities of the sun and seasons. Market Fan Club champions the shapes, colours, sounds and smells of the maketplace.

On the opening week of the Market Fan Club exhibition at Lamington Drive, Portia Sarris of Orenda Magazine sits down with Evie Cahir.

Fashion Revolution Week: Orenda Chats With Tumnus

Fashion Revolution Week: Orenda Chats With Tumnus

In case you missed it, it's currently Fashion Revolution Week. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more in 2013. Fashion Revolution Week encourages millions of people to ask brands #whomademyclothes and demand greater transparency in the fashion supply chain.

One revolutionary startup leading the fashion revolution is Tumnus — an Aussie peer-to-peer digital platform that allows you to share quality clothing with style-minded people in your area.
Caitlin Lawler of Orenda Magazine chats to Shanya, the kick-ass founder of Tumnus.