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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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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

Jodi Calkin

A realist painter inspired by the natural world, Jodi Calkin is showing work in the Emerging Artists gallery at Access Radio Taranaki 104.4 FM in TopTown Ngāmotu / New Plymouth until the end of December.

Duration: 00:49:54 | Date: 7 December, 2019

Advice on poetry writing, and poetry winners (RH Morrieson Awards 2019)

“Poetry, despite its cute, cotton-socks image, is a tough art form,” says James Brown, judge of the poetry section of the 2019 Ronald Hugh Morrieson awards. In this episode, James' thoughts on how to write a great poem, and the winning poems from this years' awards.

Duration: 00:59:13 | Date: 23 November, 2019

Rubi Riot

Waitara-based painter Rubi Riot fills in the stories behind her colourful, layered paintings and assemblages that vary wildly in style and scale, touching on magic, myth, music, love and house fires.

The second in our series on emerging Taranaki artists.

Duration: 00:52:48 | Date: 16 November, 2019

R H Morrieson Award Winning Stories

“Writing offers the writer a way of shaping their existence, and passing on value. It helps people identify with others, and shapes a community by voicing hopes, ideals and realities. We are richer for hearing these stories, and our community is richer for gathering them.”

Those are the words of celebrated librarian and organiser of the Ronald Hugh Morrieson Awards, Pam Jones.
In today’s episode, hear this year's winning research article and short stories, with comments and writing tips from judges, Dame Fiona Kidman and Matt Rilkoff.

(The poetry winners will be broadcast in Part 2, at a later date).

Duration: 00:59:28 | Date: 9 November, 2019

Emerging Artist Stu Tullett Morris

“(Art is) something that comes so naturally to me that I never question it -- like a lot of people wouldn’t question eating, or going for a walk. It’s something that’s just part of your life,” says artist and musician Stu Tullett Morris. His paintings deliberately entertain naivety, becoming psychedelic, character-filled fests of movement in oil pastel, house paint and other media. Our first in a series focusing on emerging artists in Taranaki.

Duration: 00:52:11 | Date: 2 November, 2019

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku Fiona Clark

Emeritus Professor and legend of Māori Feminist and Takatāpui (~LGBTQ) activism, Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, and photographer Fiona Clark, reminisce about the bedsheet protests, rants in the quad, pose-striking and colourful queer characters of their student days at Auckland Uni in the early 1970s. You'll laugh and cry.

Duration: 00:56:37 | Date: 26 October, 2019

Embroidery - Playing the Long Game

“In today’s world, with all the pressure that people have… we need to take a step back, and find something slow,” says embroiderer Maree Burnnand. That’s probably why a surprising number of young people -- boys and girls -- are taking up embroidery in 2019. Meanwhile, embroiderers like Maree break the mould. We caught up with some stitchers at the opening of the 'Stitched Treasures' exhibition at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Whakaahurangi / Stratford, and asked about their process, and their patience.

Duration: 00:59:45 | Date: 19 October, 2019