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Artbank: 17 November 2019

Artbank: 17 November 2019 Artbank: 17 November 2019, 220.84 MB
Sun 17 Nov 2019

Heidi talks to Owen Connors about SISSYMANCY, the show he organised at play_station Gallery in Wellington. A group of queer artists from around Aotearoa collaborated on some quilts, exquisite corpse style.

Body Matter is a new show at AUT.  Body Matter is curated by members of the Artists in Education Collective Aotearoa (AiECA) - Anya Henis, Cathlin Ward-Michell, Aya Yamashita, Emma Thomsen, Karen Turner, with Janita Craw and Ophelia King. They present work and ideas conceived with/for/by Primary Schools. 

Artbank: 10 November 2019

Artbank 10 November 2019 Artbank 10 November 2019, 220.47 MB
Sun 10 Nov 2019

Sarah Yates is in the studio, talking about her ceramic megaphones. Are they an all powerful gamechanger for the picket line? Perhaps... We hear a bit her upbringing in the driver's seat, car-racing around the north island. 

The we hear from architecht and writer Jade Kake - about her numerous pursuits. She is working on two papakāinga housing projects in her home town of Whangarei. She has also been working with Artspace and Xander Dixon to create a piece of writing for their 4x4 publication. We briefly chat about her other writing projects, including forays into fiction. 

Artbank: 3 November 2019

Artbank: 3 November 2019 Artbank: 3 November 2019, 220.16 MB
Sun 3 Nov 2019

We hear from Xander Dixon, about the peaks and pits of national parks, and how he has addressed them in the 4x4 show at Artspace. We also hear from Maraea Timutimu about her  new work for the Auckland Museum, as well as work with NZTA to do with new roads in Ngai te Rangi territory, Tauranga. 

Artbank: 27 October 2019

Artbank: 27 October 2019 Artbank: 27 October 2019, 222.04 MB
Sun 27 Oct 2019

Artbank: 13 October 2019

Artbank: 13 October 2019 Artbank: 13 October 2019, 222.06 MB
Sun 20 Oct 2019


Walking about is a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ā Uru – the West Wind.

The walks are artworks – guided experiences leading audiences and participants across Auckland – created by twelve artists: Suzanne Cowan, Vanessa Crofskey, Christina Houghton, Melissa Laing, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Andrew McMillan, Richard Orjis, Rosanna Raymond, val smith, Pita Turei, Layne Waerea and Becca Wood.


Tom talks to Christina Houghton and Melissa Laing, the projesct's founders, about the concept. They also talk about some of the artists involved, including a little bit about their own practices. 

Artbank: 20 October 2019

Artbank: 20 October 2019 Artbank: 20 October 2019, 223.33 MB
Sun 20 Oct 2019

We talk to Rosanna Raymond, about her involvment with Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility, at Silo Park, as well as her ongoing practice. We also hear about خانه Home, the exhibit of migrant craft at the Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku. Fahimah and Namkeen Saied are central pillars in the community, and talked about their experiences in creating their craft as a way to foster community in a new home.

Artbank: 6 October 2019

Artbank: 6 October 2019 Artbank: 6 October 2019, 221.71 MB
Sun 6 Oct 2019

The Shouting Valley: Interrogating the Borders Between Us is the latest show at Gus Fischer Gallery. Lisa Beauchamp is the curator, and joined us on air to discuss the various works in the show. Plus, your regular guide to whats going on around town.

Artbank: 29 September 2019

Artbank: 29 September 2019 Artbank: 29 September 2019, 221.02 MB
Sun 29 Sep 2019

Tom talks to Ema Tavola, founder of Vunilagi Vou - a new gallery, consultancy and shop in the heart of Ōtāhuhu. Ema talks to their recentshow LAIN BLO YU MI – Our People Our Lines . It was an exhibition that payed homage to Auckland-based Papua New Guinean-Australian mark maker, Julia Mage’au Gray, and her significant role in the revival of Melanesian female tattoo practice. She spoke about their new FAFSWAG 6 show, and reflects on FAFSWAG's humble beginnings in her living room. Tavola kept giving little hints at how varied and exciting her life has been of late - speaking trips to Morocco, Hong Kong, and The Democratic Republic of Congo (to speak to the legacy of Bauhaus) have featured in her life.

Artbank: 22 September 2019

Artbank: 22 September 2019 Artbank: 22 September 2019, 229.63 MB
Sun 22 Sep 2019

This week we talked to Pita Turei about neglected histories, art, ballet, Ihumātao and his recent artist talk, at dawn, on top of the Waitakere Ranges. We also talked to Kiri McGuire about her glass Taonga Pūoro (musical instruments), her recovery from major injury, and the role art has played in that journey, and her ongoing art practice. McGuire has recently made work with the NZ Army, and also has work at Lovebucket on Karangahape Rd.

Artbank: 15 September 2019

Artbank: 15 September 2019 Artbank: 15 September 2019, 223.54 MB
Sun 15 Sep 2019

In Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Heidi talks to Ara Ariki Houkamau about language, using te reo Maori in the institution and her current art practice. We also get inundated with texts and calls (for our standards), with people talking about their own experiences learning te reo.