Last week I had coffee with the lovely Gian Slater down at North Island in North Fitzroy. She’d only got back from New York a few days ago and was preparing for a gig with her group Invenio on the weekend.
She was the subject of my first article in a series of 11 over the next 12 months for the Australia Council’s Artery magazine, now a wholly online “source of news and information about artists, events, projects and trends that shape the Australian arts landscape.”
Gian was one of the recipients of a inaugural Creative Australia Fellowship in May this year, which will provide her with $60,000 over the next two years to develop her career.
The article is now up online – you can read it at artery.australiacouncil.gov.au
Watch her performing for ABC RN: ‘Gone, without saying’ – Gian Slater and Invenio [HD] Music Show, ABC Radio National