Our Voice – Blog

*Vulnerability blog*-“I was way out of my depth!” – by Ryan Magdziarz

Spotlight - January 24, 2019

Last week we moved into a new office. Out with the old and in with the new  In October 2017 I signed a lease for a 80-100 person office in South Melbourne with city views and it was sexy is hell. I forked out a ton on a luxe fit out and geared up for …

Liyat G Haile Photography

AudiovisualSpotlight - January 23, 2019

Submitted by Liyat Haile, Founder at Liyat G Haile Photography based in Melbourne, Australia. Bio: I work with families, couples and individuals who’d like their interactions, love & connections documented through lifestyle photography. Liyat’s Story: As a young girl, I remember sitting by my parents’ bookshelf at home in Ethiopia browsing through photo albums of families, weddings, …

Australian food? Yeah, right.

Food & Drink - September 24, 2018

Submitted by Guido Melo, Melbourne/Naarm I am one of those Australians who are lucky enough to travel overseas for work. But many of you may agree that life on the road at times is usually more suited to famous actors and rock stars. Most of us can’t wait to get back to our doonas and our …

Las Rosas: A Western Sydney Telenovela

Audiovisual - September 17, 2018

Submitted by Miranda Aguilar,  Sydney “Las Rosas, a Western Sydney Telenovela, is a new webseries production from Curious Works team of emerging, Western-Sydney based artists, the Curious Creators. We are a diverse group of artists and filmmakers who have come up through Curious Works community arts programs.” The Trailer (HD): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bad0Zk1BzUk Las Rosas, Australia’s first …

Meet Prema Smith

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Actor, Model and Photographer based in New South Wales, Australia. Born in Sri Lanka & growing up in Tasmania, Prema Smith was never bound to be your average aspiring actor. Having worked and lived around people from many creeds and cultures, overcoming adversities while assisting youth with mental health issues, it’s safe to say he …

MoistureLover Afro Care

Brands - September 17, 2018

Submitted by Adwoa Agyapomaa, Founder @ MoistureLover Afro Care based in Melbourne, Australia. It was 2006, and everyone was jumping into the invitingly cool, crystal clear water on our mission trip to Fiji, while I hesitated on the beach front. And why was I hesitating? No, it wasn’t that I couldn’t swim – despite the …

Meet Hari Sivanesan

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Hari Sivanesan is truly a unique advocate for music and culture for a generation of artists born in the West. He is one of the UK’s most acclaimed Veena Artists, residing in Melbourne, Australia. Hari started his training in Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music at the young age of eight. A student of the Bharatiya …

Meet Francoistunes

Spotlight - September 17, 2018

Melbourne artist FRANÇOIS is leading a new wave of artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary Australian hip-hop. As the soundscape evolves, François is evolving with it. A singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, François has a creative mind overflowing with ideas and ambitions. François’ inspirations come from far beyond the realm of rap, evident …

Sarasvati EP Launch as part of Emerge In Yarra 2018

Events - September 17, 2018

Born out of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths music program, the unique collaboration between producer/DJ, Amin Payne, and acclaimed Veena artist, Hari Sivanesan, deconstructs stereotypes surrounding world music. The night will also feature Bashka with their dance music from the dirt streets of Turkey via Melbourne, the captivating vocals and electronica of Aarti Jadu and …

Headscarves and Carry-ons

Audiovisual - September 17, 2018

Headscarves and Carry-ons is a new podcast about black girls living abroad! Maame B lived in Melbourne, and her co-host Abi AK lives in Dubai. They’re both from Ghana in West Africa and grew up in London! Every week they’ll be talking about what it’s like to live abroad, discussing hair, work, relationships, microaggressions and …