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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.

Sugar Loafing Arts Cast showcases the arts in Taranaki and beyond. Host Suraya Sidhu SIngh 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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Your host Suraya Siddhu Singh


Sugar Loafing Arts Cast is supported and sponsored by:GBAG LenLye v2.
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Seung Yul Oh

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 the Painter

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

Dani Mills Painter

Duration: 00:38:58 | Date: 13 March, 2021

Brett Graham

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

Evan Webb on Len Lye

Director of the Len Lye Foundation Evan Webb gives a talk about the key ideas in Len Lye's work, to a packed audience at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre on 30 January 2021.

Duration: 01:00:12 | Date: 6 February, 2021

Shakespeare, Art and Gin

Jo Stallard was so taken with the light in a potential studio space in Fenton St, Whakaahurangi-Stratford that she and her partner bought the whole building... and proceeded to turn it into the wee gem that is Fenton Street Art Collective: gallery, coffee shop and gin distillery. Jo talks about her process-driven oil paintings of human subjects, her inspirational plans to change the face of Stratford and how she manages to bring so many big ideas to fruition.

Duration: 00:57:36 | Date: 23 January, 2021

Antonia OMahony

Researching family and local history inspired Antonia O'Mahony's works on paper, with accompanying audio, showing as part of Puke Ariki 's Homework exhibition. We explore the history of Moturoa, the people who lived there, a mysteriously disappeared stream that once ran through it and how they've formed part of Antonia's work.

Duration: 00:52:12 | Date: 16 January, 2021

Anna-Marie White on Brett Graham's Tai Moana Tai Tangata

A community arts radio show aims to take on the belief that the arts are exclusive.

Duration: 00:48:41 | Date: 19 December, 2020

Interview with Darcy Nicholas

A community arts radio show aims to take on the belief that the arts are exclusive.

Duration: 00:40:27 | Date: 13 December, 2020

Matariki Williams - Toi Māori

Hear Matariki Williams of Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) talk about her role curating mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) for the October 2020 Monica Brewster Evening at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre.

Duration: 01:00:14 | Date: 28 November, 2020

Interview with Jordan Quinell

Interview with Jordan Quinnell (Ngā Ruahine, Taranaki and Tūwharetoa) an emerging artist known for graphical digital prints, often depicting events important to his whanau and Taranaki history, such as the Parihaka invasion.

Duration: 00:35:55 | Date: 21 November, 2020

Teresa Tongi

Once a police officer and a graduate of Auckland's Elam School of Art, more recently Theresa Tongi found herself picking up a paintbrush in the small hours of the night, after waking to care for her two autistic sons. Her paintings evoke a sense of calm and draw on images and icons of her Samoan heritage. Theresa talks about her exhibition Masina Atoa, on at Koru on Devon until 27 Nov.

Duration: 00:40:04 | Date: 14 November, 2020

Marita Green

You'll love this interview with Marita, who makes beautiful 'domestic ware' (aka cups, plates and stuff like that) with an emphasis on pieces that are a joy to use. Lots of philosophy and musings on the nature of art, life and making pots.

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 7 November, 2020