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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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 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
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
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
Alice Cowdrey has a studio and is one of two artists there who run LUMEN Studios & Gallery out of the old Okato cheese factory in the tiny Tataraimaka, Taranaki, New Zealand. She talks about the art of needlefelting, teaching the craft to others through workshops and the gallery that's become a must-see on Surf Highway 45.
Duration: 00:46:24 | Date: 17 October, 2020