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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: 2 May 2021

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Sun 2 May 2021

Two heads are better than one! This week, from ten to eleven, we listened to Robin Williams & Ry Cooder's collaborative cassette Pecos Bill, a rollicking bit of Western fakelore. In the second half of the show Theo was joined by Joseph Nerney and Tom Hinton to discuss their recent exhibition Pamper Beast, as well as painting post-artschool, tattooing, and the allure of the still life. 

Artbank Extra: John Miller extended interview

Artbank Extra: John Miller extended interview Artbank Extra: John Miller extended interview, 100.62 MB
Sun 25 Apr 2021

The full interview with photographer John Miller and 95bfm's Tom - a fascinating reflection on his documentation of protest and cultural shifts in the last 60 years. 

Artbank: 25 April 2021

Artbank: 25 April 2021 Artbank: 25 April 2021, 219.72 MB
Sun 25 Apr 2021

Tom interviews John Miller about his documentation of protest and social change in the last 60 years - captured brilliantly at his Objectspace show Pouwātū: Active Presence. In the second hour we talk about a major show at the Pah Homestead- " 'Amui 'i Mu'a – Ancient Futures" by Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi. Tom and Dagmar chat about how the research into Tongan objects housed in foreign museums began - and the art that has resulted from the research. 

Artbank: 18 April 2021

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Sun 18 Apr 2021

This week Theo spoke to Sandy Gibbs about her RM Gallery exhibition The paradox of failure: sport, competition, and contemporary art. Later on Dominic Hoey talked about the poetry night he's put together at the Gus Fisher gallery, and Theo played a really long Don Cherry song.

Artbank: 11 April 2021

Artbank: 11 April 2021 Artbank: 11 April 2021, 223.42 MB
Sun 11 Apr 2021

Tom up catches up with Kereama Taepa. He talks to us about his practice, which melds some "traditional" aspects toi Māori with new technology, and we talk about what is exciting him at the moment. Tom also talks to Art Paper editor Becky Hemus - we chat about the new publication and what she gets up to in her busy life. 

Artbank: 4 April 2021

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Sun 4 Apr 2021

This week, Theo spoke to Lucinda Birch about the artist publication Somewhere Else, and Karen Rubado about her Melanie Roger exhibition soft ware. We also went down some musical rabbit holes, listening to selections from Lost in the Stars (The Music of Kurt Weill), and David Byrne's Sounds from True Stories. 

Artbank: 21 March 2021

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Sun 21 Mar 2021

This week we spoke to Natasha Matila-Smith - whose exhibition I Think You Like Me, But I've Been Wrong About These Things Before is open at Artspace Aotearoa through May 1 - about affect, sculpture fabrication, and irony in humour. Later on, Katie Kerr came into the studio to discuss Dwelling in the Margins, a collection of essays on art publishing, as well as the Patti-Smith themed origins of her publishing project Gloria Books.  

Artbank: 14 March 2021

Artbank: March 14 2021 Artbank: March 14 2021, 214.16 MB
Sun 14 Mar 2021

We catch up with Canada's preeminent puppeteer, Ronnie Burkett. He talks about is career and how his practice has changed in the time of Covid 19. Then we are joined by Sione Monu and Manuha'apai Vaeatangitau - whose show is on at the Mangere Arts Centre. We talk about their art, which stems directly from their joint conversations, missions, and fantasies.

Artbank: 21 January 2021

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Sun 21 Feb 2021

Interpreting nature's forms is the theme of the week, as Theo is joined in studio by two artists with work showing off Karangahape Road at the moment. First up is Sena Park, who has woven a web of debris and netting with her RM exhibition, Aliveness_Symbiosis_on K-rd. Later in the show Jimmy Solórzano came along to talk about Echoes of the Coromandel, a four channel installation (with guitar) at the Audio Foundation. We also heard some banging tunes, and had a brief art guide to round up the show.   

Artbank: 14 February 2021

Artbank: 14 February 2021 Artbank: 14 February 2021, 220.75 MB
Sun 14 Feb 2021

Tom catches up with the artists Jennifer Gillam and Eugene Hanson, and they talk about their reserch into the Te Ana Ru at Whatipu. There used to be a kauri dance floor in there, at the turn of the century. They have been digging, both metaphorically and sort of physically, to find out more. Their show opens at Te Uru on Saturday. We also talked to Ngahiraka Mason, on the landline from MIQ! She is back in Aotearoa to curate Te Tuhi's newest show, "A Very Different World".  We talk about what Covid means for curating and working together with one another. Also in the show, Tom whips out the hot glue gun and tries some Vanetines day crafting. 

Sunday Painter: Flags

Sunday Painter: Flags Sunday Painter: Flags, 9.86 MB
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

Sunday Painter: Racecar Painting Sunday Painter: Racecar Painting, 102.49 MB
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

Sunday Painter: Dog Attack Sunday Painter: Dog Attack, 104.1 MB
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

Sunday Painter: Toast Train Sunday Painter: Toast Train, 110.85 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

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

Sunday Painter: Self Portrait

Sunday Painter: Self Portrait Sunday Painter: Self Portrait, 105.48 MB
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

Sunday Painter: Swinging' Sixties Sunday Painter: Swinging' Sixties, 91.69 MB
Fri 1 May 2020

Groooovy baby, it's the swingin' sixities!

Sunday Painter: Seadbed

Sunday Painter: Seadbed Sunday Painter: Seadbed, 59.75 MB
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 1

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 1 Sunday Painter: The Finale part 1, 91.09 MB
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)

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 2

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 2 Sunday Painter: The Finale part 2, 93.99 MB
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

Sunday Painter: The Finale part 3 Sunday Painter: The Finale part 3, 85.4 MB
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)