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 Rachel and Theo. Ka rawe!
First up this week Connor Crawford and Diva Ford chat to us about their collaborative exhibition You Saw Sound, I heard Colour opening this friday at Lowtide space, then Erena Shingade chats to us about issue 8 of Minarets poetry journal launcing on the 28th of April! Plus we update you on the #savefineartslibrary campaign: you can send your thoughts about the proposed closure of the Fine Arts Library at Elam to https://savefineartslibrary.com
Painter Claudia Edwards speaks about her upcoming exhibition Mother Daughter on Hiatus at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery. Plus Rachel spoke earlier in the week to writer Marian Evans about This Joyous, Chaotic place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu, an exhibition about the life and work of poet Heather McPhearson on at Mokopōpaki space on Krd. Also we talk about the proposed closure of Elam School of Fine Arts Library: if you want to have your opinion heard email the Elam Students' Association email@example.com
Sam Longmore from the Audio Foundation talks to us about German experimental sound composer Hanno Leichtmann, who is performing at the audio Foundation on Friday 6th April presented by Audio Foundation and the Goethe Institut NZ.
Auckland based artist Jim Speers is in studio this week, speaking to us about Feild Recordings, a group exhibition by the artist collective of the same name currently on at St Paul St Gallery. Feild Recordings is made up of the artists Guo Zixuan, Li Xiaofei, Tu Rapana Neill, Jim Speers and Clinton Watkins.
Rachel speaks to German director Julian Rosefeldt about hisepic 13 channel video installation Manifesto starring Cate Blanchett. Manifesto recently opened at the Auckland Art Gallery as part of the Auckland Arts Festival 2018.
Painter Ayesha Green comes into studio to tak about Creative New Zealand's Ngā Toi Māori strategy and the hui they will be running around the country to try to understand how best a Māori funding strategy can help grow Māori arts in Aotearoa. She also chats to us about her show Alma Venus at the Corbyn Arts Centre.
Splore Sunday morning! Feeling dusty? Rachel's on the bus at Tapapakanga park playing tracks to ease you through the morning: plus chatting to visual artists Jill Sorenson and Karen Sewell who both have work in the Splore arts trail, and Splore Visual Arts curator Zoe Hoeberigs. Ka Pai!
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.