Welcome to the Arts Canvass Radio Extra!


Karena with her Bronze Trophy from New York Festival's World's Best Radio Programs.

Karena with her Bronze Trophy from New York Festival’s World’s Best Radio Programs.

  Hi  – my name is Karena Wynn-Moylan.

I’m a Fine Artist and  composer and also the presenter of Arts Canvass on Bay fm Radio 99.9 every Thursday morning between 9am and 11am.

People often ask me where the interviews I conduct with some wonderful authors, musicians, filmmakers and artists each week can be heard again – well here it is!

These  blogs will have some of the interviews I have broadcasted plus a few that are completely exclusive. I might also throw   in a few photos of art pieces I really like, or provide a few samples of new music you  may not have heard .

Some of you may have arrived here by following Facebook posts I have made or from my other websites or from hearing me on the radio.If you or someone you represent would like to be featured here just email  me for consideration.


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The Narratives Library site will  contain hundreds of live short  reads by authors of their own work linked to  the  authors interviews.

The readings are  categorised by themes so you can dip into crime, love, travel, food, politics, children’s  lit and young adult and more. You can subscribe to this library on the site and receive updates. Also coming is the Narratives app so you take literature with you everywhere.

To help me keep this website going and to keep it ad free, it would be wonderful if you could make a small donation! 

Go to the front page to do so!


Here is an alphabetical list of authors and creative artists who have   interviews on this site. This list is constantly updated!

Click on the author or creative artist’s name in green to go to their post.


  • Rajah Savanadasa
  • Dominic Smith
  • Angela Flournoy
  • Sarah Armstrong
  • Inga Simpson
  • Graeme Simsion
  • Hannah Kent
  • Richard McHugh
  • Susan Midalia
  • Christine Evans

Abdi Aden –Shining

Sarah ArmstrongPromise

Peter Carey –The Chemistry of Tears

Christine Evans –Cloudless

Angela Flournoy – The Turner House

Vivian Gornick – The Odd Woman in the City

Graeme Innes –Platypus Dreaming

Hannah Kent    –      Burial Rites

L.A. Larkin   Genesis

L.A LarkinDevour

Rajith Savanadasa -Ruins

 Inga Simpson   Mr. Wigg

Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion  – The Rosie Effect

Dominic Smith – The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

Richard McHugh – Charlie Anderson’s general theory of Lying

Miles Merril Performance Poet

Susan Midalia –Feet to the Stars – and other stories

Omar bin Musa   – Performance Poet

Chigozie Obioma – The Fisherman

Mary-Lou Stephens  Sex and Drugs and Meditation

Lisa Walker   Sex, Lies and Bonsai


  • Scott Rheuben
    Scott Rheuben
  • Tristan Bancks
  • Eben Venter
  • Louisa Bennet
  • Robert Hoge

Tristan Bancks Two Wolves

Louisa Bennet –Monty and Me

Robert Hoge  – Ugly

Scott RheubenRoses are not Red

Eben Venter –Wolf, Wolf


  • A C Grayling
  • Benjamin Allmon
  • Sohila Zanjani
  • David Leser
  • Adrian Newstead
  • Mark Lang
  • Glenn L. Carle
  • Erik Jensen
  • Mary-Lou Stephens
  • James Rebanks
  • Tim Flannery
  • Tim Cope
  • Nicholas Hudson
  • John Newton
  • Hugh Mackay

Benjamin Allmon – Foot Notes

 Steve Bisley  Stillways

Glenn Carle   – The Interrogator

Tasneem Chopra Cross Cultural activist and author

Jennifer Clement – Prayers for the Stolen

Michael Cooney –Speechwriter 

Tim Cope – On the Trail of Genghis Khan 

Tim Flannery  – Here on earth

Susan Gourley – The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club Diaries

Nicholas Hudson  Modern Australian Usage

Erik Jensen –Acute Misfortune – The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Jean Kitson  – You’re still hot to me

Glenda Korporaal – Making Magic  – The Marion Griffin story 

 Mark Lang – Old Man’s Story

David Leser – To Begin to Know: Walking in the Shadows of my Father

Nelly Le Comte – Byron Bay : a food journey through the region

Hugh Mackay Beyond Belief

Tara Moss   – The Fictional Woman

Adrian Newstead   – The Dealer is the Devil

John Newton – The Oldest Foods on Earth

James Rebanks – The Shepherd’s Life

Thando Sibanda   – Poet and Youth Leader

 Qaisra Shiraz     – Revolt  

Louise Sommer  – The Hidden Camino

Paul West –River Cottage Cookbook Australia

Karen Williams  –Indigenous Literacy foundation

Sohila Zanjani – Scattered Pearls

Rachel Zinman –Yoga and Diabetes


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Jill Eddington –Director of the literature Board Australia Council

Tori Loudon –The Guardian events manager

David Manne – Human Rights Lawyer


  • Fred Genis
  • Grayson Cooke
  • Cye Wood
  • Lucy Lilian

Grayson Cooke – Multi Media artist – AGX

Fred Genis – Lithographer

Aboubakar Fofana (Johanna Macnaughtan) World Indigo Master  

Lucy Lilian – Violinist and multi media artist

Cye Wood – Musician – Cave in the Sky


On the Posts, the book covers and author’s head shots will link you to their sites or their publishers or where you can buy their book or  CD.

And as a bit of shameless self promotion, while you are here, have a look at some of my artbooks on page two.

Also listen to the documentaries ‘The Written word, the Spoken thought’ for lots of thought provoking interviews from authors, publishers, writers festival directors and the reading public.

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To listen to the award winning series ‘Memories of Sarajevo’ – in which I explore the contribution artists  and radio broadcasters made during the siege of Sarajevo go to www.radiozid.com

This series was made with support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation .

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“Hi Karena,I’ve been meaning to write & thank you since Thursday. We heard all of your interview with John Waters & thought it was great – informed, informative & friendly all excellent characteristics of an award winning communicator. Everyone associated with the show are very appreciative of your efforts

Once again Thanks!!”

Trevor Smith
Principal / Producer-Director – Aloha Productions.

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