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Sugar Loafing Arts Cast

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

Airing time: Saturdays, 11am

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. 
Host, writer Suraya Sidhu Singh, approaches the arts in relatable ways.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast is supported and sponsored by:GBAG LenLye v2.
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Just a Card Campaign

"When you buy 'just a card' from an artist, maker, independent shop or creative business, you're not buying *just* a card. You're supporting passion, skill, creativity and community." That's the message of the Just A Card campaign that began in the UK and has spread worldwide: Artists and independents need your small purchases -- they make a difference.
We speak with Michael Fram of The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers all the way over in North Yorkshire, about the thinking behind Just a Card.

Duration: 00:50:15 | Date: 25 July, 2020

Marianne Muggeridge Pt. 2

We carry on the gripping thread of our interview with Taranaki artist Marianne Muggeridge

Duration: 01:00:13 | Date: 18 July, 2020

Interview With Marianne Muggeridge Pt 1

Marianne Muggeridge is one of Taranaki and New Zealand's most well-known and well-loved artists. Her work is in the collection of institutions like Te Papa and she’s won several major awards and competitions. She’s well known for her portraits, Taranaki mounga landscapes and iconic paintings of Wellington houses.

Duration: 00:58:44 | Date: 4 July, 2020

Glass art with The Glass Gallery: Richard Landers

Duration: 00:48:17 | Date: 27 June, 2020

Emmanuelle Charmant

French photographer Emmanuelle Charmant (Little French Bird) now lives and works in Ōpunake. She's just put together a lovingly handmade, pocket-sized book called The Great Lockdown in a Little Town, covering her documentary photography of Ōpunake during 2020's covid-19 rāhui (lockdown). We talk about this series and her wider work.

Duration: 00:55:38 | Date: 20 June, 2020

Young Artist Award

Suraya speaks with Justin Morgan and Laura Campbell from Puke Ariki. Both are judges for this year's Emergence Awards. The TSB Community Trust Award for Young Taranaki Artists aims to empower and encourage the creative talents of young, aspiring and emerging artists from Taranaki, while providing a showcase for their works.

Duration: 00:26:05 | Date: 13 June, 2020

Decolonisation In NZ Art

An interview with Hanahiva Rose, writer on Maori and Pacific art practices and Assistant Curator at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre about colonisation and decolonisation in New Zealand art, with special reference to work in the Govett Brewster's collection.

Duration: 00:56:15 | Date: 6 June, 2020

What We Learned in Lockdown

Taranaki artists (Rhonda Bunyan Photography/Art/Life/Taranaki, Green Morris Studio - Brenda Cash and Linda McFetridge) talk about what they did during rāhui (lockdown), what inspiration it brought and what to do when you run out of art supplies.

Duration: 01:00:09 | Date: 16 May, 2020

Intro to Early European Music Pt. 3

Introduction to Early European Music Part 3 covers the period 1500 to 1630. We look at how the Renaissance conception of self, fast and furious religious change and !dancing! influenced music in Europe. We also hear a piece the Vatican banned for 150 years and learn some LBGTQ+ history.

Duration: 00:52:45 | Date: 9 May, 2020