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Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nations people from Australia and arou...

Hosted by Mundanara Bayles who was born and raised in Redfern (Sydney) Australia and currently lives in Queensland. The Black Magic Woman Podcast is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly First Nation
Latest Episode1/17/2022

Megan Cope

Season 1, Ep. 79
On Episode #79 of the podcast I have a deadly yarn with Megan Cope. Megan is a Quandamooka (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland) artist. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment and mapping practices.Megan’s work often resists prescribed notions of Aboriginality, and examines psychogeographies that challenge the grand narrative of ‘Australia’ and our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state. These explorations result in various material outcomes.Megan’s work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally including at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Para Site Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong; Careof Art Space, Milan; the Australian Embassy, just to name a few.In 2020, Cope presented newly-commissioned work at the2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres. She has also featured work in theNGV Triennial 2020, the 2021 TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial: Slow Moving Waters and in the 2021 exhibition,OCCURRENT AFFAIR: ProppaNOWat the University of Queensland Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include Fractures and Frequencies presented at UNSW Galleries as part of Sydney Festival 2020/21,and Unbroken Connections at Canberra Glassworks, following an artist residency. Join our yarn as we dive deep into Megan's story. It's fascinating! We learn all about her journey as an artist, travelling the world and some of the exciting projects she currently has in the works. Don't miss this one!Recommendations throughout this episode:https://www.megancope.com.au/aboutWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
1/17/2022

Megan Cope

Season 1, Ep. 79
On Episode #79 of the podcast I have a deadly yarn with Megan Cope. Megan is a Quandamooka (North Stradbroke Island in South East Queensland) artist. Her site-specific sculptural installations, video work and paintings investigate issues relating to identity, the environment and mapping practices.Megan’s work often resists prescribed notions of Aboriginality, and examines psychogeographies that challenge the grand narrative of ‘Australia’ and our sense of time and ownership in a settler colonial state. These explorations result in various material outcomes.Megan’s work has been exhibited in Australia and internationally including at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Para Site Contemporary Art Space, Hong Kong; Careof Art Space, Milan; the Australian Embassy, just to name a few.In 2020, Cope presented newly-commissioned work at the2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Monster Theatres. She has also featured work in theNGV Triennial 2020, the 2021 TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial: Slow Moving Waters and in the 2021 exhibition,OCCURRENT AFFAIR: ProppaNOWat the University of Queensland Art Museum. Recent solo exhibitions include Fractures and Frequencies presented at UNSW Galleries as part of Sydney Festival 2020/21,and Unbroken Connections at Canberra Glassworks, following an artist residency. Join our yarn as we dive deep into Megan's story. It's fascinating! We learn all about her journey as an artist, travelling the world and some of the exciting projects she currently has in the works. Don't miss this one!Recommendations throughout this episode:https://www.megancope.com.au/aboutWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
1/10/2022

Tanya Hosch

Season 1, Ep. 78
On Episode 78 and the first episode for 2022 I yarn with Tanya Hosch. Tanya is the Executive General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy at the Australian Football League and 2021 South Australian – Australian of the year.Tanya has a long and distinguished history in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, advocacy, governance and is an accomplished public speaker. Before joining the AFL as the first ever Indigenous person and 2rd woman in their Executive ranks in August 2016, Tanya was the Joint Campaign director of the Recognise movement for constitutional recognition.At the AFL Tanya’s portfolios include – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, GenderEquality, Sexuality and Gender Diversity, racism and sexism. Tanya is tasked with the implementation of the AFL’s enhanced Indigenous strategy, advising the AFL National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council, maintenance of the Respect and Responsibility Policy, 2017, and the Gender Diversity Policy.Tanya is a Co-Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group of the National Australia Bank and is a Board Director of Circus Oz, and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and was a member of the Referendum Council that led the process and final recommendation that resulted in The Statement from the Heart in May 2017. A career highlight was contributing as a Consultant on the ABC drama, Total Control.We exchange stories of identity issues growing up, about family, her work for the AFL and of course her many impressive career achievements. What a deadly way to kick off the year! Recommendations throughout this episode:https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/recipients/tanya-hosch/2265/https://www.boardlinks.gov.au/our-champions/tanya-hoschhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-hosch-ab3b775/?originalSubdomain=auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
12/21/2021

Gina Williams

Season 1, Ep. 77
Last episode for 2021! What a year!! And what a deadly way to finish it off. I have the absolute pleasure of yarning with Gina Williams! Ginais a proud Balladong (Noongar, South West) woman, with links through her grandmother’s line to the Gitja people of the East Kimberley. She is an award-winning singer-songwriter and journalist, who has spent the past three decades committed to sharing stories and writing songs for her community, and with collaborator and best friend, Guy Ghouse.Gina’s accolades include: 2018 Inductee, West Australian Women’s Hall of Fame; Winner, Aboriginal Category, 2017 West Australian of the Year; and Winner, Indigenous Act of the Year, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018 West Australian Music Industry (WAMi) Awards. Gina is an Ambassador for the Australian Performing Rights Association, a member of the British Council’s ACCELARATE Arts and Cultural Leadership Alumni and is a Patron of Fairbridge Folk Festival.It was such an honour to yarn with someone who I listened to on Murri Country Radio 98.9fm. A really inspiring woman who’s doing deadly things! Recommendations throughout this episode:http://www.ginawilliams.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
12/7/2021

Eat For You

Season 1, Ep. 76
On Episode 76 of the podcast I had the absolute pleasure of yarning with Kendall Macdowell and Hayley Dickinson from Eat For You, a business that makes delicious, raw, organic wholefood snacks with a vision to deliver generational change in health outcomes.Hayley and Kendall believe it’s their job to take us back to basics, before we move forward. Back to the pillars of real food, movement, sleep and community. Back to our foundation for longevity. A place where health and healing resides in abundance, no matter what life stage we are in. Why?Because everyone deserves to feel like this. And it’s our responsibility to pay it forward to future generations, using what we’ve learned from those who’ve come before us.Eat For You offer Delicious and simple recipes so you canDIYandPre-made food that is delicious, made using wholeingredients that are minimally processed and handled in a way that is as close to nature as possible. Eat For You also have acommitment to return50% of their company profits in food donations, community and individual grants, research, and more.Wow!! How deadly is that?! If you haven’t tasted one of their delicious wholefood bars head to @eatforyou for more info! I can attest, I have one a day and they are hands down the best snack food I have ever tasted! Not to mention how nutritious they are! YuUUmm!Ok…back to the podcast! We had a really amazing yarn, once again on the deck of my home on lush Kabi Kabi Country. We ALSO had a very special guest join us. Uncle Benny Mills!! We shared many stories, laughs and insight into Hayley and Kendalls amazing journeys which led to the creation of Eat For You.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://eatforyou.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
11/23/2021

Erin Woolford

Season 1, Ep. 75
On episode 75 of the podcast I yarn with my good friend Erin Woolford.Erin is a Kuyani Arrernte woman and multi-award-winning Aboriginal Affairs specialist with 25 years’ experience across the for-purpose, Aboriginal community controlled, corporate, academic, government and professional services sectors working within regional, remote and metropolitan communities.Erin’s specialisation is in community and economic development, policy reform, strategy co-design, development of reconciliation action plans, governance, consultation and negotiations, and leading large transformation projects.A few of Erin’s career achievements include winning theGladys Elphick Regional Award for active contribution to Aboriginal communities and initiating positive change to the lives of others, the PwC Australia Diversity and Inclusion Award for development and implementation of the firms first Elevate RA in 2019 and winner of the SACOME’s Exceptional Woman in South Australian Resources in 2015.What a deadly yarn we had on the deck, surrounded by the lush greenery here at my home on kabi kabi country, Sunshine Coast. Please feel free to share, rate and review! Would love to hear from you! xxRecommendations throughout this episode:https://www.pwc.com.au/indigenous-consulting.htmlWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
11/9/2021

Luke Briscoe

Season 1, Ep. 74
Episode 74 is here! I yarn with the deadly brother, Luke Briscoe. Luke is a proud Kuku-Yalanji man from Daintree in Far Northern Australia and for the past twenty years he has been leading cultural change and organizational transformation across numerous sectors..Luke is an Indigenous Science Educator, Broadcaster and App Developer, he is the CEO and Founder of an award-winning startup, INDIGI LAB. He founded INDIGI LAB to create innovative solutions for social and environmental change through digital culture and he uses his platform to advocate for Indigenous and Environmental Rights. His vision for a sustainable world is one that places First Nations Science and Innovation at the forefront of providing positive solutions to the vast Environmental, Cultural, and Social issues facing Humanity..The INDIGI LAB framework and principles into researching and project planning is guided by the UnitedNation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and The Seventh Generation Principle.We believe that these frameworks support real sustainable approaches to Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander advancement in sciences and technology..Our yarn was amazing, and we connect on so many different levels. A really deadly interview not to be missed. To give you a taste,I’ll leave you with this quote from Luke –.“Infuseyour life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” - Luke Briscoe.Recommendations throughout this episode:http://www.indigilab.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au
10/18/2021

Gali Blacher

Season 1, Ep. 73
On episode 73 of the podcast I have an amazing yarn with Gali Blacher. Gali is theCo-founder of a social enterprise called ‘The Good Box’, who helpthousands of Australians experiencing homelessness receive beautiful boxes with firsthand quality items.The boxes are a vehicle to an important conversation which can help some of the most isolated people in society to be more likely to seek and accept assistance. The Good Box also provides school and corporate engagement programs to educate staff and students on the important social issue of homelessness.Gali believes that all human beings deserve an equal chance and that if we all work together, a big difference can be made. With a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Journalism,Gali is a social media guru, a content wiz and an active volunteer for different causes.Listen to our yarn as Gali shares her personal journey and what led her to creating the @thegoodboxenterprise with co-founder Maddy Jones. We highlight some of the preconceived ideas and stigmas about why people experience homelessness in Australia, the amazing work that Good Box does and how you can get involved and help someone in desperate need.Recommendations throughout this episode:https://www.thegoodbox.com.auWebsite:www.blackmagicwoman.com.auFollow us on Instagram - @blackmagicwomanpodcastThe Black Magic Woman Podcast is hosted by Mundanara Bayles and is an uplifting conversational style program featuring mainly Aboriginal guests and explores issues of importance to Aboriginal people and communities.Mundanara is guided by Aboriginal Terms of Reference and focusses more on who people are rather than on what they do.If you enjoyed this episode, please ‘Subscribe’ on Apple Podcasts or ‘Follow’ on your Spotify app and tell your friends and family about us! If you’d like to contact us, please email, info@blackmagicwoman.com.au