Listen To Older Voices: Michael Dillon – Part 2

listen to older voices: michael dillon – part 2

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listen to older voices: michael dillon – part 2






Welcome to part 2 of a 4-part program featuring internationally renowned potter and designer – Michael Dillon.

In part 1 we learned that Michael was born in Manangatang Victoria, where he spent his formative years, before the family moved to Bendigo when he was around 11 years of age. This was certainly a period and time where Michael would begin to give form to his creative abilities.

In this part of his program, Michael shares stories of his tertiary education experiences, which includes how he went from a mediocre student to a top student.  He shares in wonderful detail how he obtained an amazing professional industry placement, as part of his course, with the highly prestigious Wedgwood Company in the UK.

listen to older voices: michael dillon – part 2
The Wedgwood Company factory as it was when Micheal worked there. – [CLICK to enlarge]


However, while taking us to his experiences in England, Michael talks about his stay in Singapore where his limited understanding of cultural differences are suddenly rapidly and wonderfully expanded.

There are so many stories to listen to, including how fate helped him miss a hand grenade attack on the Australian High Commission during the internal political upheavals in and around Singapore in the mid-1960’s.

However, he does get to the UK and it is at this point where his story, in so many ways, really begins.

We start off with Michael talking about how an anticipated experience as a student at scotch College, changed into an experience at the local technical college.

Click to hear: Michael Dillon – Part 2



Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other

2012 to 2016   

 –  2016 onward 

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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]