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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 Theo. Ka rawe!

Artbank: 1 August 2021

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Sun 1 Aug 2021

Deborah Rundle joins Theo in the first hour of the show to discuss On My Volcano Grows the Grass, Deborah's exhibition at Parasite Gallery. Tom Tuke calls in for a quick chat about Zinefest, before Emily Parr comes in to talk about Surfacing, her exhibition at the Physics Room. It's a jam-packed show, but there's still time for plenty of tunes, including Womb, Swamp Dogg, and Don Cherry.

Artbank: 25 July 2021

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Sun 25 Jul 2021

Jimmy Solórzano joined Theo in the first half of the show to talk about A Room that Echoes, a festival of immersive sound he has co-organised at Audio Foundation. Jimmy introduced some recordings by artists contributing to the festival, as well as a piece of his own, under the name JIM-S. Later on, Simon Gennard came in for a chat about editing As Needed as Possible, a new book from Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, which collects a diverse set of writings on art, labour, and collaboration. 

Artbank: 18 July 2021

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Sun 18 Jul 2021

A cruisy start to Artbank this week, with a bit of Jay-Z and Yellow Magic Orchestra, before Susanna Andrews comes into the studio to cover recent publishing news. Theo and Susanna discuss the nominees for the PANZ Book Design Awards, the popularity of family history as a subject in writing, and what Susanna has been reading. Later in the show, Ian Wedde joins Theo to talk about his latest book The Little Ache: a German notebook, and the rich research and observation within. 

Artbank: 11 July 2021

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Sun 11 Jul 2021

Julia Waite joins Theo in studio to talk about Bill Culbert I Slow Wonder, an exhibition Julia has curated at the Auckland Art Gallery. Later on, Fiona Connor calls in from LA to discuss her work in the Physics Room's Light enough to read by, an exhibition springing from the reinstatement of the Physics Room library. 

Artbank: 4 July 2021

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Sun 4 Jul 2021

In the first half of the show, LA-based pop band Girl Friday called in from a heat wave to talk about their new single "I'm Impossible," and what's next for their music. Later on, multi-media artist Judy Darragh came into the bFM studio to chat about Competitive Plastics, a solo exhibition at Objectspace which folds together a number of Judy's longstanding material and conceptual interests. 

Artbank: 27 June 2021

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Sun 27 Jun 2021

This week, Nicholas Pound joined us to talk about Yoricka!, his exhibition at Satchi & Satchi & Satchi gallery. Nick's exhibition draws on his vast knowledge of Carol Anne Duffy, Hamlet, and Language poetry, and makes for rich conversation. Later on, Courtney from Lamplight Books joins us to introduce this new Auckland bookstore, and give us a rundown of some exciting new books to look out for. 

Artbank: 20 June 2021

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Sun 20 Jun 2021

This week we caught up with designer Mark "PJ" Cleverley, and talked about his career in a different era of this country's design past - working for Crown Lynn and New Zealand Post. The interview begins approximately half way through the show. Also music and art guide! 

Artbank: 13 June 2021

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Sun 13 Jun 2021

We catch up with Auckland Art Gallery curator Natasha Conland about the 10th Walters Prize and discuss the four nominees. Then painter Patrick Lundberg is in the studio and talks to Theo sbout his show called "Silence in a Hundred Forms" at Robert Heald Gafllery.

Artbank: 6 June 2021

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Sun 6 Jun 2021

For the first part of the show this long weekend, Juliana Engberg joined us to talk about All That is Solid Melts, a rich and multi-layered exhibition she has curated at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Later on, conductor Vincent Hardaker came in to discuss Paddington's First Concert, a pair of performances by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, as well as the APO's forthcoming program and his experiences as a conductor. The skies may have been grey, but the studio was anything but!

Artbank: 30 May 2021

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Sun 30 May 2021

Theo and Tom are in studio - shooting the breeze and playing songs for the first hour. We talk books for a bit. Then artist Glenn Otto joins the party, and we cover his latest show at Neo Gracie. 

Sunday Painter: Flags

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Fri 26 Jun 2020

Jackson's back and we're looking at Flags this week, but there's something wrong with the sound effects....

Sunday Painter: Racecar Painting

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Fri 5 Jun 2020

It's Jackson's mum's birthday and he's got the best present lined up... tune in to find out how to make a Racecar painting.

Sunday Painter: Dog Attack

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Fri 22 May 2020

Performance art, what's that all about eh? Jackson's here to run us through extreme end of the spectrum...

Sunday Painter: Toast Train

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Fri 15 May 2020

Toot toot! What's that coming down the track? It's the Toast Train! All aboard... 

Sunday Painter: Self Portrait

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Fri 8 May 2020

Ever wanted a nice picture of yerself, made by yerself? Jackson's here to teach you how to make a self portrait.

Sunday Painter: Swinging' Sixties

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Fri 1 May 2020

Groooovy baby, it's the swingin' sixities!

Sunday Painter: Seadbed

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Fri 24 Apr 2020

What the heck is a Seadbed??? Well we're abut to find out how to make one...

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 2

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Sun 23 Sep 2018

After Sean Kerr's wise advice, Jackson is ready to crack into making some art for this week's Sunday Painter. But are there more bumps in the road ahead? (Part 2/3)

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 3

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Sun 23 Sep 2018

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)

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 1

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Sun 23 Sep 2018

It's the three-part grand finale of Sunday Painter this week, but oh no! Jackson's got artist's block! Luckily Sean Kerr is here to help out. (Part 1/3)