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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Alice chats with talented Taranaki jeweller, Sarah Tullett, who speaks about her creative life and participating in the Taranaki Arts Trail for the first time.
Duration: 00:39:03 | Date: 9 October, 2021
This week I interview wonderful Porirua artist Sam Dollimore whose exhibition Prognosicators recently opened at Contemporary Art Space, New Plymouth.
Duration: 00:46:02 | Date: 2 October, 2021
On this week's show I interview two coastal Taranaki artists, painter Leigh Fairweather and Jeweller Belinda Lubkoll of Ringcraft Moana Jewellers, who are opening up their studios as part of the Taranaki Arts Trail which is happening on the weekends of October 29-31 and November 5-7.
Duration: 00:57:12 | Date: 25 September, 2021
I had the pleasure of interviewing award-winning Taranaki artist Jeanette Verster who has an experimental and progressive textile art practice. Jeanette has a solo exhibition opening from the blue studio gallery, I Have Not Lost My Marbles ( Yet). next month.
Duration: 00:51:13 | Date: 21 August, 2021
Gabrielle is well known for her life drawing work but has most recently been experimenting with different mediums as part of her study, including harakeke paper and natural pigments. Gabrielle currently has work on display at the Lysaght Watt Gallery until August 13 part of the 'We Know What We Are, But Know Not What We Might Be' Exhibition.
Duration: 00:50:52 | Date: 7 August, 2021
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