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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. 
Hosts, Taranaki-based painter David Le Fleming and writer Suraya Sidhu Singh, approach the arts in relatable ways.
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Motivation and Procrastination

Motivation, procrastination and the artist in captivity

Duration: 01:00:11 | Date: 28 March, 2020

Vicky Taylor, Pyrographer

The mindful art practice known as wood burning, poker work or pyrography has gotten Vicky Taylor of Whakaahurangi / Stratford through some tough times. The tools can be difficult to get hold of in New Zealand, and any old wood won’t do. (Sorry about the poor sound quality — we’re working on finding a better app for recording.)

Duration: 00:53:33 | Date: 21 March, 2020

Lee Rapira

Multi-media artist Lee Rapira makes meticulously researched work around themes like place, consumerism and colonisation. Her exhibition is on at the Emerge Gallery at Access Radio Taranaki, Top Town, Ngā Motu / New Plymouth until 29 February 2020.

Duration: 00:48:59 | Date: 15 February, 2020

Carina McQueen

"Draw and paint whatever you want. Don’t listen too much to people saying, that’s not in fashion. You still have to do what you love to do."
Encouraging words from Carina McQueen, oil painter, exhibiting at Lysacht Watt Gallery in Hawera this month, with Amy Taunt.

Duration: 00:55:57 | Date: 8 February, 2020

Poets on Devon With Late For Life Drawing

Avant-garde, jazz and bushfire-inspired poetry accompanied by improvisational provocateurs Late for Life Drawing at this month's Logo Malarky at Koru on Devon.

Duration: 01:00:19 | Date: 1 February, 2020

Gover St Gallery

Duration: 00:33:21 | Date: 18 January, 2020

Teresa Goodin, Emerging Artist

"[My work] can be challenging for some people, and it's supposed to be. That work has been created by digging deep into my shadow... and looking at some things that were difficult to look at. That's going to show people something in themselves as well. It's going to stimulate something."

Duration: 00:59:43 | Date: 11 January, 2020

Hidden Realms and the Art of Balance

Skilfully curated around the Kabbalah's

Duration: 00:44:21 | Date: 28 December, 2019

Ruth Buchanan

Suraya talks with Ruth Buchanan about how she has approached the Govett-Brewster collection, asking questions about power and examining the history of society through visual arts

Duration: 00:57:17 | Date: 21 December, 2019