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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

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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

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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

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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. 

Artbank: 7 February 2021

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Sun 7 Feb 2021

Heidi talks to Huriana Koopeke Te Aho about their large-scale work 'Tuuhonotanga' on the Ellen Melville centre. Huriana's work operates in a context of activism around various issues of social justice as well as affirming ways to consider knowledge, and we discuss their journey in finding the integration of Takataapuitanga with Te Ao Maaori. Next Imogen Taylor takes a call to talk about 'Thirsty Work' at Michael Lett. We discuss future directions and the divides between framing a painterly practice and accessing the less tangible operations that it works with. Theo interviews Ivan Lupi about the durational workshop at The Audio Foundation, 'Not as Simple as it sounds', in which they bring up scales of time in addressing trauma. 

Artbank: 24 January 2021

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Sun 24 Jan 2021

This week Finn McCahon-Jones joined Theo in studio and they spoke to Louise Menzies about her exhibition In an orange my mother was eating, which runs until February 14 at the Wallace Arts Centre. Later on, Theo talked to Uma Tuffnell about Jonald Dudd, an exhibition at Christchurch's Hot Lunch gallery.

Artbank: 17 January 2021

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Sun 17 Jan 2021

This week we spoke to Salene from @long_distancebooks, an instagram bookseller of obscure curiosities, based between London and Tāmaki Makaurau. Later on we caught up with Virginia Auton, who has collaborated with Nat Kai Emmet Miller on the exhibition Sharing Things with Friends, at Satchi & Satchi & Satchi gallery. As always, we played some excellent tunes and slightly flubbed the Art Guide.