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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This week I interview skilled Taranaki sculptor Chris Wells. Chris speaks about his career as a chef and artist and about the completion of a significant project.
Duration: 00:51:50 | Date: 11 December, 2021
This week I speak to contemporary jeweller/ sculptor and co- founder of The Jewel and the Jeweller, Sam Kelly. Sam talks about her journey into the creative world as well as the process of working with bone.
Duration: 00:44:20 | Date: 4 December, 2021
This week I interview dedicated New Plymouth Potter Marita Green, Potter whose beautiful work is both functional and quirky.
Marita currently has work on show at Kina NZ Design as part of the Cup exhibition
Duration: 00:45:23 | Date: 27 November, 2021
This week I interview writer Craig Foltz who speaks about his journey as a writer and poet. Craig also talks about his latest book, Locals Only, An Outsider's Insider Perspective on Aotearoa - a selection of poems offering up an insightful road trip of New Zealand places.
Duration: 00:48:35 | Date: 20 November, 2021
This week I interview Taranaki based artist Rohan Wealleans who is opening up his studio from tomorrow for the Taranaki Arts Trail. Rohan also runs a New Plymouth-based art gallery, Contemporary Art Space. A new group show, ' We All Think We Are Goid People' which features artists from around New Zealand is happening on Saturday night from 6pm.
Duration: 00:49:50 | Date: 30 October, 2021
This week I speak with Oakura jeweller Sally Laing who is one of the artists participating in the Oakura Arts Trail, which is running the same time as the Taranaki Arts Trail, October 30 & 31and November 6 & 7.
Duration: 00:41:56 | Date: 23 October, 2021
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