NIDA Women – Dr Suzanne Osmond

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with NIDA Graduate Course Convenor, Dr Suzanne Osmond, to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping our students find their artistic voice. What does International Women’s Day mean to you?  I grew up in a large NSW country town … Read More

5 Tips To Create Your Own Web-Series

By Dr Ben Crisp ‘The audience has spoken: They want stories. They’re dying for them. And they will talk about it, binge on it, carry it with them on the bus and to the hairdresser, force it on their friends, tweet, blog, Facebook… and God knows what else. All we have to do is give … Read More

NIDA Women – Bryte Cameron

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with NIDA Assistant Technical Manager, Bryte Cameron, to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping our students find their artistic voice. You can view more NIDA Women interviews here.   Transcript Bryte Cameron: Being, being a woman in my field … Read More

NIDA Women – Gillian Lemon

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with NIDA Open Senior Program Manager, Gillian Lemon, to discuss what the day means to her and how she is helping NIDA students find their artistic voice. Hometown: Belfast, Northern Ireland Hobbies: Travelling, eating great food, going to the theatre or cinema, hanging out … Read More

NIDA Women – Sue Field

In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with a few NIDA Women to discuss what the day means to them and how they are helping NIDA students find their artistic voice. Our first interviewee is Design Lecturer, Sue Field.   Transcript Sue Field: “This is my philosophy, I really do think … Read More

Taking #NewYearNewYou to the next level

A new year is underway and a fresh level of ambition is coursing through our veins. With goals to focus on in our work and personal lives, it’s worth giving some thought to how we can maximise our connections to get where we want to go in 2017. Who do you want to influence this … Read More

Is your brain really wired for multi-tasking?

WARNING: If you are taking five minutes to read this on your computer, don’t forget to read your incoming email alerts. If you are reading this on your phone, make sure you can also see your inbox screen and message pop-ups. Also, just email that client, don’t bother to make a time to meet, that … Read More

Did you leave your communication baggage at the door?

What is the first thing you think of when you think of communication? Is it the words? Is it the tone? Is it the body language? Is it silent communication? There is a saying in the theatre ‘leave your baggage at the door’. It means that you are present in the moment and not thinking … Read More

Do you have an invisible behaviour?

Imagine being held at gunpoint. Now reflect on your reaction to being held at gunpoint. Would you yell or scream? Duck and run? Look the perpetrator in the eye and fight? Or would you do the completely unexpected?  Our reactions and what we communicate – through our body language, voice, and actions – can drastically … Read More

An Artist’s Top Five Tips to Surviving Sydney Fringe Festival

Courtney Ammenhauser is our NIDA Open Course Coordinator for Children and Young people, and has been part of the team for about two and a half years – except during the three months when she ran away to Europe – to do ‘research’ for her current Sydney Fringe show Europe Won’t Fix You. In her … Read More