Music

Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey

From poverty and personal tragedy to Australia's first Aboriginal pop star - Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey is an intimate look at the life of a pioneering artist who defied incredible odds. This...

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Desert Rap

What happens when 50 young indigenous teenagers from Alice Springs get together in a Rap music workshop? This program from "The Arts Show" features Sydney based artists from the bands MetaBass 'n'...

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Compass - Life's Big Questions Series 2

An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life. VOLUME 1 Episode 1 - Peter Cundall Theologian...

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Australian Story - A Sapper's Lullaby (Fred Smith)

Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he's represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan. But it's...

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Message Stick - Festival of Pacific Arts

Imagine getting away to a beautiful tropical paradise where you can be entertained by hundreds of the Pacific’s most talented artists and performers. Every four years that dream becomes a reality at...

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Dance of Nature - Ross Edwards

Born in 1943, composer Ross Edwards went to England to study composition and returned to Australia to work. We see Edwards as he returns to London and Yorkshire to recount his development as a...

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Message Stick - Something to Celebrate

Presenter, Miriam Corowa hosts Message Stick's 10th birthday celebrations, in a show featuring some of the most memorable moments and inspirational characters from the past ten years. In keeping...

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Journeys into Australia

Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, The Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History, Australian National University, writes: Peter Sculthorpe is one of Australia's greatest contemporary composers,...

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Message Stick - Bush Bands Bash

Every year, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory comes alive to the sounds of desert reggae, rock and gospel music with the staging of the showcase Indigenous event - the Bush Bands Bash. Ronan...

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Enough Rope - The Music in Me

This is a documentary about the Merry Makers, a dance group for physically and mentally disabled people in suburban Sydney. The group was first formed in the 70's, and at the time a 12 year old...

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