Radio Port Phillip’s art show, “Arts About”, interviewed Norval Watson in 2013. A five minute chat about art, disability, and music, with presenters Sally Baillieu, Peter Swan, John Baird, and Donna Magree. Broadcast Sunday Oct 6, 2013, on 3RPP.
Thirteen songs about getting hurt and getting better.
Unwell: The Brooklyn Mix, 47-minute monolithic pre-master MP3, streaming now on Soundcloud.
Download available and comments welcome.
Previously, on “How I Broke My Neck”:
“It was a huge relief when the helicopter touched down in Brisbane. A team of medicos ran out with a trolley. As they wheeled me through the big glass doors I sucked some more oxygen through the mask and thought, maybe, I’m going to be OK…”
It was now five hours after I broke my neck in a slow, awkward, unspectacular fall off my bike in the forest near Byron Bay. Continue reading Emergency
In 2006 I was heavily into downhill racing on mountain bikes, stunt riding, and skimboarding in gnarly shorebreak. We had to wait for the right conditions to skim, but for the bikes we could take matters into our own hands.
Continue reading The Accident
“Sundog”, oil on board, about 30 x 40 cm, 1998.
This is a popular painting.
This pastel dates from about 1984, before I started painting.
I was windsurfing every day at some very sharky locations.
Fortune favors the brave – and fantastic surf is just a short paddle away, across a river full full of fins…