When Triin and I were in Alice Springs, or ‘Slice’ as the locals call it, we met up with some fascinating people.   Triin interviewed them for her SBS  Estonian Radio Program.


One was David Batty who has written the ‘Bush Mechanics’ series which may be made into a feature – you can hear this interview on this podcast link:   http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/estonian/highlight/page/id/294081/t/What-is-Australian-Bush-Mechanics/in/english

What is Bush Mechanics? How was this term coined, who uses it and what kind of mentality lies beneath it? We went to Alice Springs and talked to filmmaker David Batty to find out.

Bush Mechanics Interview

Bush Mechanics Interview


The other was with Indigenous artist, Yhonnie Scarce who presented her remarkable work at the Desert Mob symposium:  http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/estonian/highlight/page/id/290121/t/Contemporary-Indigenous-artist-Yhonnie-Scarce/in/english 

Contemporary indigenous artist Yhonnie Scarce uses glass as her medium to communicate emotional and political messages. Her work talks about issues of identity and racism in the Australian society. Her work “Blood on the Wattle” was chosen as the Australian entry for the Venice Biennale.   Estonian Radio on SBS.