UNFIXED Dialogues: Michel Saint-Yves

UNFIXED Dialogues – Jo Baker interviews Michele Saint-Yves

Photo of Michele Saint-Yves

Adelaide-based writer and broadcaster Jo Baker spent some time in the studio to speak with Adelaide poet and writer Michele Saint-Yves about her experience being part of the Unfixed residency.

Download a transcription of the interview here (DOCX 47KB)


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Unfixed was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian Government through the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program, delivered by Arts SA.

UNFIXED Dialogues: Aiden Moesby

UNFIXED Dialogues: Jody Holdback interview with Aiden Moesby

Adelaide-based arts-worker Jody Holdback spoke with UK-based artist Aiden Moesby  about his approach to art making and how participating in the UNFIXED residency has expanded his world.

Full-time artist Aidan Moesby’s favourite way to make art is from words. He gathers words from person – to – person conversations, hearing snippets of conversation  or with conversations he has with the historical environment around him. These words are placed in different forms or places to reflect how he is feeling about them. 

Aidan says “I’m interested in how words break up or form, and so maybe … break up the words like on a sliding door or doors which open. So the words fragment and then they come together”.

Aidan does not allow materials to restrict him so he also uses sounds and video. However, his passion is working with “Letter Press”. Which allows him to move the letters around at his will.

Aidan’s art is also influenced by his mental illness and how that impacts on him. His work would be very different depending on the high or low Aidan may be experiencing at the time. However, there are times Aidan says he intentionally makes his art extremely serious and other times he likes to have components of humour.

While Aidan expresses his own views via his art, whether it is disability related or not, he does not like to label the artwork but for others to interpret it in their own way.

The Unfixed residency has made him think about his practice, how he works and what he works. Additionally he has been able to understand the language around the technology to assist artists who have a disability. . he feels it has opened up his world. “It’s invited me in, it’s a lot easier, there is a degree of accessibility and for me I think that is where my practice is going to go. Both as an artist and an artist curator.” Aidan shares.  It has opened Aidan’s world and he feels that his work would be less about words but also inclusive of other senses.

Even though Aidan does many residencies he feels that he takes away something different from each of them. However, an open research residency like Unfixed is totally different. “You don’t necessarily know what you have taken away until days, weeks, months later” Aidan says.

While Aidan works full-time as an artist he is also passionate and involved in the Mental Health sector.   Advocating for people who have Mental Health issues. Additionally he speaks at mental Health conferences, mainly about Mental health and art. Along with writing papers, lecturing and training  people around the issues of Mental health, largely injunction with the benefits of art.


The logos for the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts SA

Unfixed was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian Government through the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program, delivered by Arts SA.

UNFIXED Dialogues: Sarah Houbolt

As part of the UNFIXED Dialouges project, Adelaide-based dance artist Cinzia Schincariol hula hooped through an interview with Unfixed residency participant, Sarah Houbolt.

UNFIXED Dialogues: Cinzia Schincariol’s interview with Sarah Houbolt

Adelaide-based dance artist Cinzia Schincariol hula hooped through an interview with Australian (by way of New Zealand) a circus and physical theatre performer who specialises in aerials, acrobatics and hula hoops, Sarah Houbolt.

Download a transcription of the interview here (DOCX 27KB)


The logos for the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts SA

Unfixed was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian Government through the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program, delivered by Arts SA.

UNFIXED Dialogues: Sue Williams

UNFIXED Dialogues: This Test Tube Life interviews Sue Williams

Adelaide-based soprano and performer Test Tube Life sat down with an illustrator and writer Sue Williams who was in Adelaide as part of the Unfixed residency in October 2015.

Download a transcription of the interview here (DOCX 26KB)


The logos for the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts SA

Unfixed was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the South Australian Government through the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program, delivered by Arts SA.