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Data Animal - Future Primitive
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deepState - Euphoria
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Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'
Dr. K. Gyasi & His Noble Kings - Noble Kings (Yako Aba)
Nelson Riddle - The Argentine Fire Brigade
Yoko Ono - Have you Seen a Horizon Lately
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Artbank: 7 February 2021

Artbank: 7 February 2021 Artbank: 7 February 2021, 219.51 MB
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. 

Artbank: 10 January 2021

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Sun 10 Jan 2021

This week we spoke to Sam Walsh from Strange Goods and Dead Bird Books, and also celebrated the five year anniversary of David Bowie's passing (as well as his final album, Blackstar). 

Artbank: 6 December 2020

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Sun 6 Dec 2020

This week, Taarati Taiaroa spoke with us about Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's 132 year history. Taarati, assistant curator of Māori art at AAG, discussed the exhibition's development and conceptual propositions. Later on we had a conversation with Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Ropate Kurene about Inside the wave are ocean bodies, their exhibition on Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust's Moana Wall. 

Artbank: 29 November 2020

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Sun 29 Nov 2020

This week we spoke to avant-garde composer and multi-media artist William Basinski about his new record Lamentations, and the collaborative project Sparkle Division. Later in the show we caught up with local artist Emily Parr, who spoke with us about the eminent defunding of AUT's ST PAUL Street Gallery.

Artbank: 15 November 2020

Artbank: 15 November 2020 Artbank: 15 November 2020, 227.09 MB
Sun 15 Nov 2020

This week we talk to Amal Samaha about the response to the Mercy Pictures exhibition People of Colour. Samaha recently wrote an article about the same subject for the Spinoff and calls for artists move on from sheer provocation and start saying something worthwhile. We also speak with artist Tanya Edwards, who is on the line from Tonga. We hear a bit about what she has been up to since the borders shut, amd the show "Koloa: Fafine, ‘Aati, Mo e Tekinolosia / Women, Art, and Technology" which opened at Artspace yesterday. 

ARTBANK: 8 November 2020

Artbank: 8 November 2020 Artbank: 8 November 2020, 220.12 MB
Sun 8 Nov 2020

Today's uiui are connected by themes of somewhat precarious artistic process, as well as varous notions of 'waste'. First Isabella Loudon talks about her show Wastelands, curated by James Tapsell-Kururangi - who is also present to discuss the work. How an artist arrives at the highly original materiality of Isabella's work is a mystery to Heidi, and so an interrogation begins. James actually is cutting it pretty fine catching a flight to Pooneke by oblidging this interview, and so we have to save discussion of his practice for another interview!

Next Mongoose Chen joins Heidi in the studio. Mongoose has an exhibition 'Upcycled Noise' at Audio Foundation running until 28 Whiringa a-nuku, containing an object containing sound created in collaboration with the cacophonic train station construction that Karangahape Road has endured all year. The exhibition also features a video work by JingCheng Zhao featuring Angelu Hu, Yin-Chi Lee, Darrly Chin and Alice Wu - regular collaborators with Mongoose. We discuss Mongoose's preferred mode of practice which is plural and highly responsive to her environment. 

Artbank: 1 Nov 2020

Artbank: 1 November 2020 Artbank: 1 November 2020, 211.98 MB
Sun 1 Nov 2020

Tom catches up with Finn Ferrier, collector of rocks, artist and researcher. We talked about Maccullum's Chip - the red rock you see around the city. We also talk with the painter Claudia Jowitt about her latest work and the influences behind it. 

Artbank: 27 September 2020

Artbank: 27 September 2020 Artbank: 27 September 2020, 213.74 MB
Sun 27 Sep 2020

We catch up with Meg Porteous about her Neo-Gracie show "Junture", and her billboard works around the city. Raukura Turei is on the line, speaking to her show, Te Ngau a Hine-Moana, at Corban Estate Art Centre. We catch up with Aaliyah Winter and Laura Duffy whose show at Te Uru - “Thinking About Thinking About the Future” - is due to finish soon. Winter also has a show at Parasite on K Rd!