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Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 12th July 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 12th July 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 12th July 2024, 106.6 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2024

Beth had a kōrero with seabird scientist Edin Whitehead about Sentinel, an exhibition that invites you into the world of seabirds.

Sofia had a kōrero with artist Gavin Hipkins about his exhibition, Blue Field, currently on at Michael Lett. 

And for Stage Direction this week, Johanna Cosgrove speaks to producer and comedian Rebecca Mary Gwendolon about Haha/Hehe, a first-of-its-kind Pride comedy show with an all non-binary cast. 

Haha/Hehe w/ Producer and comedian Rebecca Mary Gwendolon in conversation with Johanna Cosgrove: 12th July, 2024

Haha/Hehe w/ Producer and comedian Rebecca Mary Gwendolon in conversation with Johanna Cosgrove: 12th July, 2024 Haha/Hehe w/ Producer and comedian Rebecca Mary Gwendolon in conversation with Johanna Cosgrove: 12th July, 2024, 23.08 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2024

For Stage Direction this week, Johanna Cosgrove speaks to producer and comedian Rebecca Mary Gwendolon about Haha/Hehe, a first-of-its-kind Pride comedy show with an all non-binary cast.

Featuring a diverse ensemble cast of comedians spanning traditional stand-up, alt-comedy, music and drag, Haha/Hehe is about celebrating International Non-Binary People's day, showcasing both the diversity of queer people and the diversity of comedy.

The show is one night only tomorrow on Saturday, the 13th of July, 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the Factory Theatre. You can get tickets from iticket.co.nz

Blue Field w/ Gavin Hipkins: 12th July, 2024

Blue Field w/ Gavin Hipkins: 12th July, 2024 Blue Field w/ Gavin Hipkins: 12th July, 2024, 15.2 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2024

Blue Field is a new project by Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Gavin Hipkins showing at Michael Lett Gallery. 

It exhibits hundreds of unique cyanotype prints in a large-scale gridded installation, a process which was invented in the 1840s to reproduce technical drawings and scientific tables.

Blue Field exhibits a continuation of exploring photographic techniques used in previous exhibitions of Hipkins’ including The Field, which was first exhibited in 1995 at the artist-run gallery Teststrip on Karangahape Road, and more recent works at Hamish McKay Gallery in Pōneke late last year. 

Sofia spoke to Gavin about the show, using cyanotype photography, and his practice. 

Sentinel w/ Edin Whitehead: 12th July, 2024

Sentinel w/ Edin Whitehead: 12th July, 2024 Sentinel w/ Edin Whitehead: 12th July, 2024, 15.86 MB
Fri 12 Jul 2024

Aotearoa is the seabird capital of the world, home to about 90 species of the world’s seabirds. Sentinel is an exhibition that combines science, photography, interactive video, sculpture and sound to invite you into the world of seabirds.

Sentinel serves as an urgent call to action to protect seabirds and their environment from the threat of habitat loss and predators.

Beth spoke with seabird scientist and conservation photographer Edin Whitehead about Sentinel and the threat towards seabirds. You can catch Sentinel at the Edmiston Gallery, Maritime Museum until October 27th, free with museum entry.

Aotearoa Contemporary w/ Natasha Conland and Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua: 5th July, 2024

Aotearoa Contemporary w/ Natasha Conland and Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua: 5th July, 2024 Aotearoa Contemporary w/ Natasha Conland and Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua: 5th July, 2024, 33.12 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Aotearoa Contemporary is a new exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery offering a platform for new art and ideas in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Presented by Principal Partner Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the exhibition features 27 artists and 22 new compelling projects and is expected to run in conjunction with the Walters Prize every three years.

It aims to provide a platform for young, emerging, and lesser known artists to showcase what is new and current in Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse cultural environment with its dynamic history of contemporary art.

Sofia spoke to senior curator of global contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery, Natasha Conland, and acting curator of Pacific art, Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua, about the show, its conception, and what to expect.  

The Mires w/ Tina Makereti: 5th July, 2024

The Mires w/ Tina Makereti: 5th July, 2024 The Mires w/ Tina Makereti: 5th July, 2024, 13.87 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Author Tina Makereti’s new novel released on Wednesday 3rd of July. It covers an array of themes such as colonisation, ecological devastation and extremism. It explores the strength of womanhood and the importance of connection in a polarised and fraught world.

Set in a small Aotearoa town, a little bit into the future, the story follows three women who find themselves neighbours. A sense of disquiet arises when the Pākehā neighbour’s son moves in sporting a fresh buzzcut and a new tattoo.

Beth spoke to Tina about The Mires, its themes and the inspiration behind the book. You can pick up a copy of The Mires at Time Out Bookstore or another independent bookstore near you.

I/V/ w/ Frankie McNair: 5th July, 2024

I/V/ w/ Frankie McNair: 5th July, 2024 I/V/ w/ Frankie McNair: 5th July, 2024, 22.17 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Frankie McNair is an Australian comedian. She has brought her slapstick, cabaret-feel comedy to Auckland with An Intimate Evening With Tabitha Booth, a washed-up Hollywood star who was once kneecapped for attempting to harmonise with Marilyn Monroe when she sang ‘Happy Birthday’.

Beth caught up with Frankie about Tabitha Booth and their final shows at Q Theatre, which are happening on Friday and Saturday night.

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 5th July, 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 5th July, 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 5th July, 2024, 131.25 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Beth caught up with author Tina Makereti about her new novel, The Mires.

Sofia spoke to senior curator of global contemporary art at Auckland Art Gallery, Natasha Conland, and acting curator of Pacific art, Cameron Ah-Loo Matamua, about new exhibition Aotearoa Contemporary.

Beth caught up with Australian comedian Frankie McNair about her show Intimate Evening With Tabitha Booth, currently showing at Q Theatre.

Sofia spoke to the director of Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival, Paolo Bertolin, about the programme this year.

And Ōtepoti folk singer Keira Wallace joined us in the studio to chat about their show at the Wine Cellar tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their single, Leap/Landing.

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival w/ Artistic Director, Paolo Bertolin: 5th July, 2024

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival w/ Artistic Director, Paolo Bertolin: 5th July, 2024 Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival w/ Artistic Director, Paolo Bertolin: 5th July, 2024, 18.14 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival opened last week in Te Whanganui-a-Tara on the 31st of July, before touring nine other centres across the country until the 4th September.

Held annually across Aotearoa, the festival line up this year will feature 86 films and 19 shorts.

The programme this year brings together diverse film screenings at 15 cinemas and venues nationwide, while also providing opportunities to enhance the film-going experience with Q&As, masterclasses, workshops, panel discussions and special events including costume parties and a gig.

Sofia spoke to the festival’s Artistic Director, Paolo Bertolin, about the programme this year and what he’s most excited for. 

I/V/ w/ Keira Wallace: 5th July, 2024

I/V/ w/ Keira Wallace: 5th July, 2024 I/V/ w/ Keira Wallace: 5th July, 2024, 8.12 MB
Fri 5 Jul 2024

Ōtepoti Dunedin folk singer Keira Wallace joins us in-studio to kōrero about their new single, Leap/Landing, and their show at The Wine Cellar on Saturday 6th July (tickets from Under the Radar). They also play us their song Underbelly. Whakarongo mai nei!