Ancika is an assistant TV producer, FBi Radio Presenter, illustrator and disco enthusiast. She lives in a share house in our favourite little Sydney suburb, Darlington.
You have been away recently can you tell me about your trip?
Yeah! I’ve been performing in a comedy show at the Adelaide & Perth Fringe festivals, it was fun & I met some really amazing artists! I’ve never done acting classes though Im intending to do some now. It just kinda happened so I’m going with it & winging it baby. I did some on the spot stand-up which went well, so I’m going to hit up those open mics soon. Please come!
What do you love about working on radio?
I love everything about radio! I love presenting new music and gushing about artists who I love and just hope I can make someone’s day when I say things like “Hope you’re feeling real groovy this morning, we’re gonna kick off in style with all the good jams you need”.
It’s cool to think and wonder about who’s listening, and if we’ll ever meet on the dance floor? That would be so nicel!
I present a super relaxed show and hope whoever’s listening can zone out of the real world for a bit, with all the news updates on our shitty governments.
Also FBi Radio is an incredible station with a lot wonderful people about!!
What can you tell us about your house?
I've loved living here in this tiny room and I've been lucky with cheap rent.(so rare in this pricey city!) My housemates are fab people so the vibe is super lovely. But we have to move out in a few weeks so off to the next spot we go!
Tell me about any objects in your home that you love?
I love that we have so many plants! My radio is probably my number #1 favourite thing in the house though!
Tell me more about the pictures on your bedroom wall?
I have a lot of notes and doodles on my wall that I’ve torn from my notepads and stuck up.
My favourite directors Niki Caro and Iven Sen are right next to my bed because I am obsessed with everything they do and admire them immensely!
The polaroid of me when I interviewed my favourite artist Boulevards is there.. A lot of photos of women who inspire me.. Illustrations from artists I love like, Daisy Allen & Angie Garland.. (check them out :) Also a photo of my favourite comedian Dylan Moran is very special: he rocks!
What do you do at home to unwind?
Get naked, eat ice cream and watch Seinfeld. Also I draw heaps!
Favourite song to listen to at home at the moment?
Amherst - Lifestyle. I am crazy about this artist, you can't help but groove!
I know you are working on a Podcast, can you tell me about it?
Yeah! It’s called Girl Jam, a podcast about rad girls kicking it in all corners of the world! Releasing on FBi Radio in May. I’m always inspired by my girlfriends and what girls are doing and I want to produce stories about girls who are doing great things and get us connected because that girl power is getting stronger everyday. I’ve been interviewing some kick ass ladies. Get in touch if you want to do a story -
What are your goals for the rest of the year?
When I’m not at work, I’ll be working on my solo projects, really excited to be doing some more film stuff this year and want to stay focused on radio and getting this podcast up and going. Excited to be out there collaborating with more people. It will be a busy year but I will always have time to boogie, so I’ll see you on the dance floor x
Interviewee Ancika Mester
Photographer Angie Osman
Shot on location at Ancika's home in Darlington, Sydney.
Ancika wears the Stripe Work Top, Bush Rag Throw and Salinger Tote Bag.