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Love Makes the Bed It Lies In w/ Faith Ward & Mikaela Stroud: 23 February, 2024

Love Makes the Bed It Lies In w/ Faith Ward & Mikaela Stroud: 23 February, 2024 Love Makes the Bed It Lies In w/ Faith Ward & Mikaela Stroud: 23 February, 2024, 10.5 MB
Fri 23 Feb 2024

Beth catches up with Director Faith Ward and producer Mikaela Stroud of the queer kitchen-sink drama Love Makes the Bed It Lies In. They chat about the play and the process of translating the screenplay to the stage. Love Makes the Bed It Lies In is set in the socially conservative, early 1960s Aotearoa, it is debuting on Friday 23rd February at the Factory Theatre, Onehunga.

Various Artists w/ Liam and Beth: Feb 23, 2024

Various Artists w/ Liam and Beth: Feb 23, 2024 Various Artists w/ Liam and Beth: Feb 23, 2024, 98.29 MB
Fri 23 Feb 2024

It's Liam's last show on VA, as Beth Torrance-Hetherington takes on the ship. Try not to cry. E whai ake nei:

Lism will be chatting to Claire Ulenberg to chat about a new sculpture trail down in Kirikiriroa Hamilton 

Beth speaks to Annie Goldson about her documentary film Red Mole: A Romance, about the theatre troupe hailing from Auckland University in the 1960s.
And they speak to director Faith Ward and producer Mikaela Stroud of the play Love Makes the Bed In Lie In, debuting tonight at the Factory Theatre, Onehunga.

Red Mole: A Romance w/ Annie Goldson: 23 February, 2024

Red Mole: A Romance w/ Annie Goldson: 23 February, 2024 Red Mole: A Romance w/ Annie Goldson: 23 February, 2024, 13.49 MB
Fri 23 Feb 2024

Red Mole was a countercultural theatre company known for their artistic and political experimental styles. Hailing from the University of Auckland in the 1970s, the group performed regularly in Aotearoa before travelling to New York.

The documentary showed at the New Zealand International Film Festival last year, and is now showing at cinemas across the country.

I had a chat with the director, Professor Annie Goldson, about the making of the film and her own experiences with Red Mole.

Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 9, 2024

Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 9, 2024 Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 9, 2024, 101.97 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2024

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today, Frances' last Various Artists! 

Liam chats to Damien Levi, Mary Catherine, and Tate Fountain about The Showcase, an up coming poetry event taking place as part of Auckland Pride, as well as Krishna Istha about First Trimester, also taking place as a part of Auckland Pride. 

Frances speaks to AD Schierning and James Gatt, the director and curator of Te Uru Waitakere about an upcoming auction to boost their funding. She also speak with Amanda Hereaka from Creative New Zealand about our selections fo the 2024 Venice Biennale, and Ruth Buchanan, director of Artspace to hear about their 2024 theme and new show Priorities opening this evening

And, of course, we have your art guide for Tamaki Makarau this week.

La Biennale di Venezia w/ Amanda Hereaka: February 9, 2024

La Biennale di Venezia w/ Amanda Hereaka: February 9, 2024 La Biennale di Venezia w/ Amanda Hereaka: February 9, 2024, 10.16 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2024

At the beginning of this month La Biennale di Venezia announced the artists participating in this year’s international exhibition, Foreigners Everywhere. Significantly, a total of eight New Zealand artists have been invited to participate by curator Adriano Pedrosa. Pedrosa selected the artists during a visit to New Zealand in March 2023. Amanda Hereaka, Creative New Zealand’s Co-Manager Practice and Pathways says his time in New Zealand was invaluable for our artists. To hear more about the Biennale and the selections from New Zealand, Frances caught up with Amanda Hereaka.

 

New Winds Auction w/ AD Schierning and James Gatt: February 9, 2024

New Winds Auction w/ AD Schierning and James Gatt: February 9, 2024 New Winds Auction w/ AD Schierning and James Gatt: February 9, 2024, 10.31 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2024

This March, art lovers are invited to acquire works by a selection of prominent New Zealand Artists while supporting the continued development of art. In association with Webb’s, Te Uru’s inaugural fundraising art auction New Winds works with the support of artists and gallerists, featuring a fantastic array of works in various media by significant artists from Aotearoa. To hear about the auction and why funding is so centrally important to Te Uru’s sustainability of large international exhibitions, Frances spoke with AD Schierning and James Gatt, the director and curator of Te Uru.

Do I need territory? Artspace Aotearoa w/ Ruth Buchanan: February 9, 2024

Do I need territory? Artspace Aotearoa w/ Ruth Buchanan: February 9, 2024 Do I need territory? Artspace Aotearoa w/ Ruth Buchanan: February 9, 2024, 9.47 MB
Fri 9 Feb 2024

Each year Artspace Aotearoa orbits one question in the company of artists and through exhibitions. In 2024 they ask “do I need territory?” As an artist-led and artist-forward organisation they are beginning the exploration of this question from the perspective of the artist, launching their annual programme with the Aotearoa premier of work by seminal German sculptor Charlotte Posenenske and leading Ngāi Tahu artist Peter Robinson. To hear about 2024 for Artspace and their new show, Frances caught up with director Ruth Buchanan.

Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 2nd, 2024

Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 2nd, 2024 Various Artists w/ Frances and Liam: February 2nd, 2024, 107.36 MB
Fri 2 Feb 2024

It's the first show of pride month! But also, Frances's penultimate broadcast :((

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today:

Liam will be chatting to Sarah Krieg and Ngaio Simmons about Toi Kupu, a a Tangata Whenua and Tangata o le Moana celebration of takatāpui spoken word. 

They’ll also be chatting to Tracey Tawhiao about Waitangitangi, the group exhibition in response to the government's proposal to abolish te Tiriti O Waitangi.

And they’ll be chatting to Steven Junil Park about Queerness and Clothing, a talk and workshop also happening as a part of Auckland Pride. 

Frances speaks to Ari Kerssens about 4 feet in the Dark, their new work, co-created with Tash Schaardenburg, which considers the ableist architectures of everyday life alongside the empowerment of embracing the disabled experience.

Toi Kupu w/ Sarah Krieg and Ngaio Simmons: February 2nd, 2024

Toi Kupu w/ Sarah Krieg and Ngaio Simmons: February 2nd, 2024 Toi Kupu w/ Sarah Krieg and Ngaio Simmons: February 2nd, 2024, 15.45 MB
Fri 2 Feb 2024

Liam has a chat  to Sarah Krieg and Ngaio Simmons about Toi Kupu, a a Tangata Whenua and Tangata o le Moana celebration of takatāpui spoken word.

4 Feet in the Dark w/ Ari Kerssens: February 2, 2024

4 Feet in the Dark w/ Ari Kerssens: February 2, 2024 4 Feet in the Dark w/ Ari Kerssens: February 2, 2024, 17.44 MB
Fri 2 Feb 2024

The Whakahoa Kaitoi Whanaketanga PAK'nSAVE Artist Fellowship has recently presented the work 4 Feet in the Dark by Tash van Schaardenburg & Ari Kerssens. 4 Feet in the Dark considers the ableist architectures of everyday life alongside the soulful empowerment of embracing the disabled experience, a 20-speaker surround sound sonic journey through the breadth of human emotions within the lens of blindness. To hear more about the work, Frances caught up with Ari Kerssens for Various Artists.