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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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Kayla Upton Bronze Sculptor

Explore bronze casting, occultism, tarot and the Judaic Kaballah Tree of Life as we interview New Plymouth-based artist and polymath Kayla Upton. Not to be missed.

Duration: 00:59:02 | Date: 13 July, 2019

Redecorating Taranaki

Medals, trophies, merits, stars and bars... there's lots of 'decorations' (awards), but is there one for the person, and the mahi, you value most?

The Redecorating Taranaki project asks about the people and the acts of love, kindness, humility, humour, empathy -- anything! -- you think deserve to be recognised. Ideas will inspire 10 new pieces of contemporary memorability to be part of Puke Ariki's collection.

Sam and Jen, of The Jewel and the Jeweller, talk more about the project in our latest episode.

Duration: 00:58:13 | Date: 29 June, 2019

Ronald Hugh Morrieson Awards 2019

Writers and poets, listen in for tips from the judges of this year's Ronald Hugh Morrieson awards, passed on by organiser Pam Jones of #SouthTaranaki Libraries. We also read a beautiful, sad story from one of last year's winners that you'll really want to hear.

Duration: 00:58:53 | Date: 22 June, 2019

Having Your Own Open Studio

Artists who had an open studio as part of the Taranaki Arts Trail this weekend just been, have shared their tips or thoughts, e.g. what they learned, how they prepared

Duration: 01:00:11 | Date: 15 June, 2019

Taranaki Arts Trail 2019

The Taranaki Arts Trail 2019: Interviews with three artists, Jeanette Benton, Misun Kim and Joshua Sands - Artist, who all had exhibitions or open studios over the Arts Trail weekend.

Duration: 00:58:26 | Date: 8 June, 2019

Rohan Wealleans

Rohan Wealleans - keeper of the sisyphus

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 1 June, 2019

Janine Randerson Weather Artist

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 25 May, 2019

Vicarious Art Musings

In today's episode of Sugar Loafing Arts Cast, we vicariously muse on a range of artists, including
- London based duo, Miss Bugs
- Miroslaw Balka from Poland
- New York performance artist Claire Zakiewicz

Duration: 00:58:00 | Date: 18 May, 2019

Whare Kahurangi Pukeariki

Puke Ariki curator Chanelle Carrick takes us on a tour of the Whare Kahurangi exhibition, marking 100 years since the museum opened.
It looks at some of the big questions museums face. What should they collect? What shouldn't they? Should conservators open a sealed collection of papers marked 'private'? Should taonga Māori (Māori art and valued objects) be returned to iwi? Do the people of Taranaki really need a stuffed Canadian badger?

Duration: 00:57:37 | Date: 4 May, 2019

Nicolás Paris

"In Nicolás Paris’s exhibition What connects us at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, sudden gardens appear beneath floorboards and take the place of stairs. Huge logs of driftwood charge through the air as if carried by unseen water..."

In this episode we interview Colombian artist and artist in residence at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery and Len Lye Centre, Nicolás Paris. We discuss his public programme here in Taranaki, working with schools, teachers and his philosophical investigations into the learning process, nature, art and contemporary life.

Duration: 01:00:02 | Date: 27 April, 2019

Paul X Walsh on Street Art

The Sugar Loafers talk with stand-out street artist Paul X Walsh about the process of creating those large-scale paintings, Paul's journey into the art form and what you need to give it a go.

Duration: 00:59:15 | Date: 20 April, 2019

What Is Your Go To Art

Dave asks strangers on #NewPlymouth's #CoastalWalkway about their recent art experiences. Really interesting answers!

Duration: 01:00:11 | Date: 13 April, 2019

Who Was Joyce Young?

Joyce was a Taranaki ceramic, paint and pastel artist who tirelessly taught, supported and promoted other artists -- a linchpin of the arts community.
We interview Joyce's son Ralph, daughter-in-law Sue and grandson Geoffrey on her life, creative processes and inspirations.

Duration: 01:00:00 | Date: 30 March, 2019