We know the Blue Mountains is a hotspot for creativity, and a weekly program on Radio Blue Mountains backs this up by presenting the best of arts, music
and culture in the region. ArtHouse, produced by Radio Blue Mountains’ President Julie Ankers, and co-hosted by Toolo founder Justin Morrissey, is
on every Thursday. Each week, a rotating program of local creative practitioners host segments in their area of expertise.
Producer Julie Ankers (photographed above by Bette Mifsud), has an extensive background in radio. “I wanted to find a way to support all our wonderful
creative people in the Mountains. Creating ArtHouse seemed like a natural way to do that”, Julie tells HAZE.
“There really is something for everyone on ArtHouse – whether you like theatre or dance, craft or photography, we have it covered. In fact, we have two
different book segments - Crime Time with Susan Tomnay and Talking Writers with Craig Billingham,” says Julie. “Since it began in 2017, ArtHouse has
grown to become one of Radio Blue Mountains’ most popular shows, and I’m so proud of how we are able to support and grow our local creative community.”
Designer Matt Leach, who hosts Space, Place and Play, picks up on these themes of creativity and place, looking at how where we choose to live affects
our creative mindset – an exciting field known as ‘humanistic geography’. Another popular segment is Visual/Dispatches, a contemporary visual arts
show presented by Fiona Davies.
If you are a creative practitioner and have an idea for a regular segment on ArtHouse, Julie would love to hear from you. “We
are always on the lookout for new talent, and for genres we haven’t covered before,” she says.
You can listen to ArtHouse each Thursday from 6-8pm on 89.1fm, streaming via rbm.org.au or in your favourite radio app.