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Sugar Loafing Arts Cast: Past Episodes 2021

A community arts radio show that challenges the belief that the arts are exclusive.

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A community arts radio show that challenges the belief that the arts are exclusive.
The hour-long weekly show, Sugar Loafing Arts Cast, combines interviews, on-site recordings, event recommendations and musical interludes. 
Hosts, Taranaki-based writer Suraya Sidhu Singh, approach the arts in relatable ways.
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Kris White

This week we're speak with a painter known for bright colours separated by thick black lines -- Kris White Art & Design. She talks about being part of the Oakura Arts Trail, winning a 3D award at the Taranaki National Art Awards for a paper bag and her many inspirations.

Duration: 00:50:31 | Date: 8 May, 2021

Virginia Winder

Today's episode of Sugar Loafing Arts Cast is a bit different. Journalist, poet and art enthusiast Virginia Winder interviews our usual host Suraya Sidhu Singh about her art practice, costumes and chickens.

Duration: 1:00:13 | Date: 1 May, 2021

Taonga Pūoro with Kiri McGuire of Kakano Opunake

Glass maker Kiri McGuire (Ngāti Pāhauwera) recently founded the gallery, Kākano Ōpūnake. It's a place people can go to learn about, learn to play and buy Taonga Pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) made by Kiri and some of Aotearoa's best makers, alongside learning raranga (weaving) from local experts.

Duration: 00:31:57 | Date: 24 April, 2021

Jolene McCarten Ceramicist Interview

Inanimate objects looking sad are a speciality for Taranaki-based ceramic artist Jolene McCartan, known as Warm Your Ghosts on Instagram. We ask how she started making these glum yet charming figures, where inspiration comes from and what's involved in turning a lump of clay into a maudlin hairy friend.

Duration: 00:54:22 | Date: 17 April, 2021

Seung Yul Oh

Everyone's talking about Seung Yul Oh's new exhibition at Contemporary Art Space Taranaki. We'll be talking to Seung about his process and his work.

Duration: 00:36:10 | Date: 10 April, 2021

Irene Smit the Painter

Irene Smit is a painter in New Plymouth who do life like portraits. Her beautiful work is currently being displayed at Access Radio Taranaki.

Duration: 00:50:16 | Date: 20 March, 2021

Dan Mills Painter

Duration: 00:38:58 | Date: 13 March, 2021

Brett Graham

Brett Graham in conversation at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, discussing the processes behind the making of his exhibition, Tai Moana Tai Tangata, and the histories and narratives which underpin it.

Duration: 00:58:23 | Date: 6 March, 2021

Evan Webb on Len Lye

Director of the Len Lye Foundation Evan Webb gives a talk about the key ideas in Len Lye's work, to a packed audience at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre on 30 January 2021.

Duration: 1:00:12 | Date: 6 February, 2021

Shakespeare, Art and Gin

Jo Stallard was so taken with the light in a potential studio space in Fenton St, Whakaahurangi-Stratford that she and her partner bought the whole building... and proceeded to turn it into the wee gem that is Fenton Street Art Collective: gallery, coffee shop and gin distillery. Jo talks about her process-driven oil paintings of human subjects, her inspirational plans to change the face of Stratford and how she manages to bring so many big ideas to fruition.

Duration: 00:57:36 | Date: 23 January, 2021

Antonia OMahony

Researching family and local history inspired Antonia O'Mahony's works on paper, with accompanying audio, showing as part of Puke Ariki 's Homework exhibition. We explore the history of Moturoa, the people who lived there, a mysteriously disappeared stream that once ran through it and how they've formed part of Antonia's work.

Duration: 00:52:12 | Date: 16 January, 2021