Eight guests will present their personal and imaginative visions on water. Lucky Peach magazine’s Chris Ying recounts the harrowing tales of Hurricane Katrina survivors as recorded in his book Voices From the Storm. Conservation consultant and editor Helen Doyle examines the history and heritage of water supply in the Australian landscape.
Other guests include Genevieve Grieves, curator at Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum’s Aboriginal Cultural centre and Olympic gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham, each with their own unique perspective on H2O.
Join us for a fascinating and entertaining insight into the liquid we all take for granted.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.
Genevieve Grieves is Lead Curator of Bunjilaka, the Aboriginal Cultural centre at Melbourne Museum. She is also a filmmaker and media artist.
Michael Cathcart presents the radio show, Books and Arts Daily for Radio National.
Chris Ying is the editor-in-chief of the print version of Lucky Peach, the collaboration between McSweeney’s and David Chang.
Michael has been working in radio for more than 25 years, 16 of those for ABC Radio. His work in Lismore, Bathurst, Orange and Darwin has laid bare a diverse range of people, places and stories.
Helen Doyle has demonstrated expertise in Australian historical research and in the preparation of site and place histories and thematic environmental histories. Her contributions to heritage and conservation reports include the identification of historic themes and the assessment of cultural significance. She also has experience in oral history and in the preparation of significance assessments for local history collections. She is an experienced writer and editor.
Matthew Mitcham OAM is an Australian diver. (rodneyvc)