Ari Grant

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Fluent in English; learning French, Japanese, Spanish
  • 28, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Library day job, film critic day-off job
  • BA in Communications, MA in Design -in progress
  • From Sydney
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About Me


I'm trying to gather material for the art of my life


According to a close friend, I "always have something to say that's particular to the situation that lightens the mood, though it can be black humour on the odd occasion"


The trivial told beautifully beats the profound told badly

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Hikes. Drinks. Potluck. Impromptu road trips. Parties. Beach trips.


Everyone has an interesting story


Animation, cinema, art, street art, theatre, film festivals, pubs, cafes, the spoken word, bookstores, comics, zines, people, nature, the library, graphic novels , art classes, burlesque, comedy

Music, Movies, and Books

Jim Jarmusch, Francois Truffaut, Agnes Varda, Mike Mills, Wong Kar-wai, Xavier Dolan, Kelly Reichardt, Leos Carax, Aki Kaurismäki, Mike Leigh

Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, TV on the Radio, Do Make Say Think, Mac DeMarco, Metronomy, St. Vincent, Elliott Smith, Flight Facilities, Warpaint

Gabrielle Bell, Daniel Clowes, Vanessa Davis, Mimi Pond, Adrian Tomine, Gilbert Hernandez, David Sedaris, George Orwell, Hunter S. Thompson, William Burroughs, David Foster Wallace

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Moved abroad on a dare and stayed there several years

I once saw this fantastic theatre production of Kafka's Metamorphosis with music by Nick Cave

Art Spiegelman's Intellectual Vaudeville Show was also wonderful, all kinds of wonderful

Teach, Learn, Share

I like sharing stories

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Bahamas, China, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, United States, Vanuatu

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada

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