Artbank has got you sussed for arty stuff happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. With interviews, live performances, your weekly gallery guide and more - come get some culture in ya with Tom & Heidi. Ka rawe!
"Guy Ngan: Either Possible or Necessary" is the latest show at Artspace. Curators Remco de Blaaij and Lachlan Taylor talk to Heidi about the artist, his life, and how they curated the show. Guy Ngan 顏國 鍇 (1926 – 2017) was a second generation Chinese-New Zealander born in Wellington, who started practicing wood carving at a young age, and went on to have an extensive career as a sculptor, public artist, muralist and designer.
Auau was a recent live participatory performance by Mark Harvey. In association with the Kauri Project, his latest work involved him walking the streets of West Auckland, pulling a log made of cardboard, ending up at Corbyn Estate Arts Centre. The work raised awareness of the various plights of kauri. He was also involved in "Guy Ngan: Either Possible or Necessary" and talked about his work for that show.
Nikau Hindin whakapapas to the Hokianga and lives in Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne). The latest iteration of her mighty effort in the revival of Aute, Māori tapa cloth, are at Te Uru Waitakere as part of NAMES HELD IN OUR MOUTHS.
Abdul-Rahman Abdullah is an Australian sculptor, carver and installation artist, whose work, "Pretty Beach" is on show at The National in Sydney. "The work is a memorial in some sense, a celebration in another sense, about my grandad’s passing"
Heidi talks to Rangituhia Hollis, about his two shows of the moment. Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, has opened at the Dowse in Wellington. The Glass House is an exhibition with Jeremy Leatinu’u, Nathan Suniula, Salome Tanuvasa at Nathan House.
Tom talks about Vera Wyse Munro, the preeminent radio ham and composer from Northland, who worked through both World Wars, and used her crystal radio to compose experimental music with other hams around the globe.
Heidi talks to Tokerau Wilson about his show Wheke Fortress at Audio Foundation. The show featured sonic workshops such as "Demystifying Musical Equipment" and a comics/storytelling one, "Outside the Frame".
Tom talked to Clare Gemima about her forays into the Brooklyn's the "Other Art Fair", and living in New York as an artist.
This week we Ashleigh Taupaki and Jasmine Tuia chat to Rachel about VVAI, their upcoming show at the George Fraser Gallery exploring narratives from their families in Samoa. Plus Flo Wilson speaks to us about grief, composition and sound ahead of Prelude to a Requiem at the Audio Foundation.
Magic Steven is a Melbourne-based artist, whose work has been described at various times as autobiographical storytelling, deadpan comedy, guided meditation, group therapy and long-form beat poetry. He popped into the bFM studio to chat to Rachel ahead of his upcoming shows around Aotearoa.
This week with Finn McCahon-Jones speaking about the walking tours of Tāmaki- Makaurau he is taking with David Straight called Looking at the City. We Also have Lisa Beauchamp, Hannah Burgoyne and Julia Craig in studio- the crew at Gus Fisher Gallery- speaking about the grand re-opening of the gallery: We're Not Too Big To Care!
It's been an existential week for Jackson on Sunday Painter, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tune in to the last ever episode for some some final thoughts from Jackson on how to make art. (Part 3/3)
Stuck for what movie to watch this weekend? Why not re-make your own instead! Become the distressed James Franco you have always wanted to be with Jackson's step-by-step guide to re-entacting 127 Hours. Wicked!
Do you struggle with the common problem of forgetting what your house looks like? Well don't worry! Jackson is here to teach you how to do a painting of your house so you'll always have a useful reference!
Land Art! Robert Smithson made it with some stones and dirt and things, and you can make your own Land Art too! Jackson is on a plane jetting off to Italy, but that won't stop him from teaching you how to make your very own masterpiece.