On the Beach is a podcast that is interested in the intersection of contemporary art and fiction. It is a space to record and publish writing that lies between art criticism, fiction, poetry and script writing. It takes an idea, an exhibition, or an artist’s work or practice as a departure point and creates something poetic from both the aesthetic and the conceptual elements. It is a kind of writing that reflects upon artistic practice, broader cultural themes and issues, and also examines formal structures and the mode of writing itself, what writing can be, and what it can provide visual art. It’s a kind of writing that is intended to be listened to and not read. It is released in seasons, with intermittent episodes of reviews and opinions that fall in-between. Listen to On the Beach here, or subscribe on Soundcloud, iTunes, or RSS On the Beach is written, edited and produced by Kelly Fliedner. Its website is designed by Rowan McNaught. Its music is created by Ron Koo. It is filled with the voices of friends and loved ones. It is anecdotal. It is abstract. It is a bit romantic. It is good for rainy days. It is good for dreaming of beach getaways. It often doesn’t make sense. It is hopefully a little informative. On the Beach is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Initial research for On the Beach was conducted during the London Arts Writers Residency, a program supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Acme Studios, London.