Airing time: Saturdays, 11am
A community arts radio show that challenges the belief that the arts are exclusive.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast showcases the arts in Taranaki and beyond. Host Alice Cowdry interviews artists, makers and curators, and delves into arts ideas and mediums, such as decolonisation in New Zealand art, a guide to European early music and getting started in watercolours.
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I chat to talented Taranaki creative Vicky Lord about her art practice through which she explores the dynamics of relationships with others, self, and the environment. She also discusses the power and benefits of tapping into our creative energy to create change.
Duration: 00:53:47 | Date: 31 July, 2021
This week I interview Taranaki artist Glen Reaper. Glen currently has work exhibited at Access Radio's exhibition space, including 3D works made from recyclable materials and sketches. Glen is a talented tattoo artist and musician who explores a range of subject matter.
Duration: 00:37:41 | Date: 24 July, 2021
Ans photographed Māori mostly in rural settings throughout Aotearoa and one of her publications was the controversial ‘Washday at the Pa’ which offered insight into the Māori way of life in rural Aotearoa at the time of urbanisation.
The show not only tells Ans life story but offers a wider opportunity for conversations around colonisation and history.
Duration: 00:55:26 | Date: 17 July, 2021
David and I talk about chickens and his creative process. David will also reveal which special guests will make an appearance during the exhibition.
Duration: 00:56:25 | Date: 10 July, 2021
During this episode, Teresa speaks about her new work which explores the values of compassion and loving-kindness. She also speaks about a series of workshops she is running over the coming weeks which support mental well-being for youth and adults. These include Sacred Plant Medicine, Collage, Creative Journaling, Mandalas, Buddhist Psychology, and Meditation.
Duration: 00:59:51 | Date: 3 July, 2021
I chat to Salvation Army Captain and craftsperson Karl Foreman about his incredible life journey and expression of spirituality, identity and culture through wood, bone and leather craft.
Duration: 00:57:27 | Date: 26 June, 2021
Alice interviews Percy Thomson Gallery Director Rhonda Bunyan about an incredible body of work due to be exhibited at the gallery by one of New Zealand's most influential photographers, Marti Friedlander.
Duration: 00:44:48 | Date: 19 June, 2021
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
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
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
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
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 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
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