A lovely and chill NZ Music Month show, with Liam repping Hans Pucket and Frances in her Marlins Dreaming garb.
E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today!
Frances spoke to Jenna Todd (of Breakfast book reviews) about the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
Liam chatted to Divya Kumar and Hebe Kearney about the winter mini poetry festival happening across Tāmaki Makaurau month
And finally we have your local arts guide for Tāmaki Makaurau over the next week!
Whole buncha good stuff pulled together on todays VA, as Frances and Liam desperately attempt to manage the show while fighting off the worst demon imaginable (university) and the arts industry... actaully get's some good news for once? Who would've thought! E whai ake nei:
Beth from the Tuesday Wire had a yarn with the poet Leah Dodd.
Frances speaks to emerging artist Olivia Asher about new ceramic works heading down to Poneke, and her recent show at Window Gallery
We’ll be having artist, illustrator and zinemaker Josh Nelson AKA josh probably up to have a chat about the Auckland Zinefest stallholder applications being opened up this month
And finally we have your local arts guide for Tāmaki Makaurau over the next week! Plus new tunes from Jazmine Mary, Model Home, Soft Plastics, and a wee classic from Grace Ives. Whakarongo Mai!
Creativision is a new creative careers conference put on by Youth Arts NZ, taking place next Saturday the 20th of May at Shore Junction at Takapuna.
With a range of non-cringeworthy networking opportunities, speakers, and performers, the event aims to provide a comfortable space for high school and uni students to learn more about working in the creative industries.
Speakers include Mazbou Q, Chlöe Swarbrick, Nathan Joe, and more. To learn more about the rest of the speakers and the whole of the event, you can go to https://www.youtharts.co.nz/creativision.
Liam had a chat with YANZ’s Danielle Hao-Ackin to learn more about the event and the goals for the organisation.
Next Saturday will see the first Zine and Art Market put on by the By Artist and For Artists Collective , aka By and For.
The new collective will be aiming to provide more artist tun spaces and events around Tāmaki Makaurau with the ultimate goal of breaking down the barriers for people to enter the arts community of Aotearoa.
Liam had a chat with Clove, from Of Crafts and Curious, about the collective, the market, and, naturally, socialism.
Frances and Liam are finally re-united on air! E whai ake nei, on Various Artists today:
Frances talked to Yasmine Ganely, curator of the Resene Design and Architecture Film Festival for 2023.
Liam had a chat with Lindsey Horne, the curator of Artists on Artists at Studio One Toi Tū, as well as Hugo van Dorrserr and Ritchie Adamson. All three contributed portraits and have portraits of themselves as a part of the 24 person exhibition.
Frances found out what’s on at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki by talking with their Head of Curatorial and Learning at Dr Sarah Farrar.
And finally we have your local arts guide for Tāmaki Makaurau over the next week! We also have tunes from Aldous Harding, Car Seat Headrest, and the Jet Set Radio Soundtrack. Autumn's having a weird effect on our brains, soz. Whakarongo mai!
The next exhibition at the Studio One Toi Tū pop-up on Karangahape Road is opening next week, containing 24 portraits of local artists who themselves have created other portraits of artists in the exhibition.
The exhibition was curated by Lindsey Horne, who also has both a portrait she created and a portrait of herself featured. I had a chat with Lindsey, as well as other featured artists Ritchie Adamson and Hugo van Dorrser about the portraits.
If you happen to be in Te Whanganui-a Tara, you can see the pieces now at Twentysix gallery, but if you’re up here in Tāmaki you can head over to the opening next Wednesday, the 10th of May.