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The Blog

ACMI Talk about David Bowie’s Costumes

On Sunday 13 September, 2015, I gave a talk about David Bowie’s costumes as part of the “Strange Fascinations” talk series in association with ACMI’s David Bowie is… exhibition.

Wheeler Centre Panel: How Cats Won The Internet

On Wednesday 17 June, 2015, at the Wheeler Centre, I chaired perhaps the most vital panel discussion of the modern era: How Cats Won the Internet. I subsquently starred with my own cat in a tabloid newspaper photo shoot.

MIFF 2015: Clickbait Criticism Panel

As part of the Melbourne International Film Festival’s ‘Talking Pictures’ program, I spoke on a panel on Saturday 8 August, 2015, entitled Clickbait Criticism.

ACMI Talking TV: Game of Thrones

On 30 June, 2015, I spoke at Game of Thrones: Back to Westeros, an event in ACMI’s popular Talking TV panel series (formerly known as Live in the Studio).

Talking Spring Racing Fashion On Radio National

On 8 November, 2013, I spoke to Cassie McCullagh and Jason DiRosso of ABC Radio National’s program The List about the class dimensions and carnivalesque role of spring racing fashion.

ACMI Hollywood Costume Public Events

As film, clothes and archives are some of my key research interests, I gave numerous public talks about screen costume during the Hollywood Costume exhibition, which ran at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from 24 April to 18 August, 2013.

Out of Shape Radio Interviews

In June, 2013, I promoted my book, Out of Shape, with radio interviews on local and national stations. Listen to recordings of my interviews.