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Various Artists with Nicholas & Beth

Join Nicholas Lindstrom and Beth Torrance-Hetherington for kōrero with artists and creative types from the wide art world of Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond!

cloud ribbon at Object Space w/ artist Kathryn Tsui: 14th June, 2024

cloud ribbon at Object Space w/ artist Kathryn Tsui: 14th June, 2024 cloud ribbon at Object Space w/ artist Kathryn Tsui: 14th June, 2024, 21.52 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2024

cloud ribbon is a new exhibition by Kathryn Tsui at Object Space. 

Kathryn is a textile based artist who currently lives in Tairua in the Coromandel Peninsula.

In beaded compositions and woven wall-hangings, cloud ribbon explores Kathryn’s own cultural heritage and craft practice by reflecting on intersections of Asian and European cultural histories.

Sofia spoke with Kathryn about the show and some of the research that went into it.

When Mauve Does the Tango w/ Andrea Gardner: June 14th, 2024

When Mauve Does the Tango w/ Andrea Gardner: June 14th, 2024 When Mauve Does the Tango w/ Andrea Gardner: June 14th, 2024, 28.67 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2024

Andrea Gardner is a Whangārei-based artist. The Arts House Trust are currently hosting her exhibition When Mauve Does the Tango in association with the Auckland Festival of Photography.

The exhibition is an exploration of staged photography, presenting subjects in forms of disguise, exploring the ideas of identity, selfhood and the tension found in female experience.

Beth caught up with Andrea about the exhibition and what else she’s up to.

Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear w/ Artist Tia Barrett: 14th June, 2024

Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear w/ Artist Tia Barrett: 14th June, 2024 Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear w/ Artist Tia Barrett: 14th June, 2024, 21.43 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2024

Five new moving image works have launched as part of Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear, Te Tuhi’s contribution to the global World Weather Network.

Curated by Janine Randerson, the screening programme features the five latest sound and video commissions created by three artists: Jae Hoon Lee, Riki Pirihi, and Tia Bennett. 

One of the projects, Tūhononga (Cluster and Connection) Parts I and II by Tia Barrett (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe, Te Rapuwai, Waitaha, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tamainupō) explores the pūrākau (stories) from our past which we can draw on to benefit the future of our whenua. 

Sofia spoke to Tia about Tūhononga (Cluster and Connection) as well as Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear in general.

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 14th June, 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 14th June, 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 14th June, 2024, 137.42 MB
Fri 14 Jun 2024

Today on a rainy Various Artists:

Andrea Gardner is a Whangārei-based artist. The Arts House Trust are currently hosting her exhibition When Mauve Does the Tango in association with the Auckland Festival of Photography. The exhibition is an exploration of staged photography, presenting subjects in forms of disguise. Beth had a kōrero with Andrea about it.

cloud ribbon is a new exhibition by Kathryn Tsui at Object Space. In beaded compositions and woven wall-hangings, cloud ribbon explores Kathryn’s own cultural heritage and craft practice by reflecting on intersections of Asian and European cultural histories. Sofia spoke with Kathryn about the show.

Five new moving image works have launched as part of Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear, Te Tuhi’s contribution to the global World Weather Network.Sofia spoke to Tia about Tūhononga (Cluster and Connection) as well as Huarere: Weather Eye, Weather Ear in general. 

Plus, a bit of Angel Olsen, Elliott Smith and Soccer Mommy to soundtrack your rainy arvo. Does it get better?!

Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024

Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024 Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024, 13.11 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

The Auckland Festival of Photography is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

There will be events on until the 14th June all around Tāmaki Makaurau, ranging from the CBD to Orewa and Helensville.

Beth caught up with Daniel Ho, the Exhibition and Artist Coordinator for the Auckland Festival of Photography, about the festival and more.

Ans Westra: a Life in Photography w/ Author and Historian, Paul Moon, and Suite Gallery Owner and Director, David Alsop: 7th June, 2024

Ans Westra: a Life in Photography w/ Author and Historian, Paul Moon, and Suite Gallery Owner and Director, David Alsop: 7th June, 2024 Ans Westra: a Life in Photography w/ Author and Historian, Paul Moon, and Suite Gallery Owner and Director, David Alsop: 7th June, 2024, 33.38 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

The book, Ans Westra: a Life in Photography by Paul Moon, was released on the 10th of May. 

Westra is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most well known social documentary photographers, best known for her candid black-and-white photography of New Zealand life and culture. 

Some of her most notable photographs included images of life in remote areas, Māori communities, and anti-apartheid protestors who clashed with riot police during the 1981 Springbok tour.

In light of Westra’s death in February 2023, Ans Westra: a Life in Photography is a richly illustrated biography of her life and her remarkable, and sometimes controversial, practice, which continues to be debated today.

Sofia had a kōrero with the author of the book, historian Paul Moon, and Suite Gallery owner and director, David Alsop, who manages the Ans Westra archive and copyright, about Ans Westra: a Life in Photography. 

the essentials of being a native w/ Artist Matt Tini: 7th June, 2024

the essentials of being a native w/ Artist Matt Tini: 7th June, 2024 the essentials of being a native w/ Artist Matt Tini: 7th June, 2024, 20.47 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

the essentials of being a native is an exhibition by Pōneke-based artist, Matt Tini (Waikato, Ngaati Tiipa, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu), showing at the Corban Estate Arts Centre until the 22nd of June. 

He uses photography and moving images to explore colonial influences on the representation of Indigenous peoples, and challenge the narratives upheld by both colonisers and the colonised. 

Beth caught up with Matt about the essentials of being a native and what went into putting it all together.

Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days w/ Co-curator Lisa Beauchamp: 7th June, 2024

Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days w/ Co-curator Lisa Beauchamp: 7th June, 2024 Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days w/ Co-curator Lisa Beauchamp: 7th June, 2024, 31.93 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

Derek Jarman was a pioneering artist whose work was unapologetic and defiant.

The artist's place as an influential gay rights activist is cemented in his work that survives him.

30 years after Jarman passed away from complications relating to AIDS, his work will be exhibited in Aotearoa for the first time.

Derek Jarman: Delphinium Days co-curated by Lisa Beauchamp, Curator of Contemporary Art at Gus Fisher Gallery, City Gallery Wellington Senior Curator Aaron Lister, and Michael Lett opens at Gus Fisher Gallery on the 15th of June. 

Nicholas spoke to co-curator Lisa Beauchamp about the landmark exhibition. 

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 7th June, 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 7th June, 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 7th June, 2024, 133.9 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

This week on Various Artists!

Beth speaks to Exhibition and Artist Coordinator for the Auckland Festival of Photography, Daniel Ho, about the festival.

Sofia has a kōrero with the author of Ans Westra: a Life in Photography, historian Paul Moon, and Suite Gallery owner and director, David Alsop, about Westra and her work. 

Beth also chats with artist Matt Tini about his exhibition, the essentials of being a native.

And Nicholas speaks to co-curator of Derek Jarman’s upcoming exhibition, Delphinium Days, at Gus Fisher Gallery, Lisa Beauchamp.

Whakarongo tonu mai!

I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024

I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024 I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024, 44.09 MB
Fri 31 May 2024

Dean Rankine is a Ledger and Stanley Award winning comic book artist, illustrator and writer best known for his work on Simpsons Comics and Rick and Morty. He is the writer/illustrator of the new book series Death Metal Emo Elves (Redback Publishing).

Dean is also the creator of Aussie Comic Book Day - an Australia wide celebration of local creators and their work (on the 3rd Saturday in November).
Dean will be an artist at Wintergeddon on June 14th. Beth caught up with Dean about illustrating, working on the Simpsons comics and what he’s up to. Tune in!