Earlier this month we spoke to photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore about their new project Her Sound, Her Story, an exhibition of photographs and video interviews featuring over 50 female artists. From the exhibition that recently ran as part of Melbourne Music Week, a 12-part video vignette series has been produced, featuring a selection of female artists telling their own story, most importantly, in their own words.
Over the next fortnight we will be exclusively sharing all 12 episodes of the series, featuring interviews with Australian artists covering the full spectrum of scenes and genres, including Tina Arena, Sampa the Great, Kate Ceberano, Hiatus Kaiyote's Nai Palm and many more. The series is framed as much as a celebration of the diverse female voice in the Australia music landscape, as it is offering a unique insight into the creative passion, inspiration and background of some of the country's most acclaimed musicians.
For the first episode, country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers recalls her unusual, nomadic childhood and how she's balanced parenthood with her own busy career, as well offering some inspirational slices of wisdom about following artistic dreams (in her own atypical manner): "if you want your dream to happen, then you just make it fucking happen. I'm living proof that you can do that."