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Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024

Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024 Auckland Festival of Photography w/ Daniel Ho: 7th June, 2024, 13.11 MB
Fri 7 Jun 2024

The Auckland Festival of Photography is celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

There will be events on until the 14th June all around Tāmaki Makaurau, ranging from the CBD to Orewa and Helensville.

Beth caught up with Daniel Ho, the Exhibition and Artist Coordinator for the Auckland Festival of Photography, about the festival and more.

I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024

I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024 I/V/ w/ Dean Rankine: May 31st, 2024, 44.09 MB
Fri 31 May 2024

Dean Rankine is a Ledger and Stanley Award winning comic book artist, illustrator and writer best known for his work on Simpsons Comics and Rick and Morty. He is the writer/illustrator of the new book series Death Metal Emo Elves (Redback Publishing).

Dean is also the creator of Aussie Comic Book Day - an Australia wide celebration of local creators and their work (on the 3rd Saturday in November).
Dean will be an artist at Wintergeddon on June 14th. Beth caught up with Dean about illustrating, working on the Simpsons comics and what he’s up to. Tune in!

Robyn Kahukiwa, 'Tuawahine', at Season Gallery w/ Season Gallery co-curator, Francis McWhannell: 31st May, 2024

Robyn Kahukiwa, 'Tuawahine', at Season Gallery w/ Season Gallery co-curator, Francis McWhannell: 31st May, 2024 Robyn Kahukiwa, 'Tuawahine', at Season Gallery w/ Season Gallery co-curator, Francis McWhannell: 31st May, 2024, 21.98 MB
Fri 31 May 2024

Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Konohi, Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare, Te Whānau-a-Te Aotawarirangi) is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work explores heritage, identity and rangatiratanga of Māori. 

The kaupapa of her work ranges from exploring ideas surrounding colonisation, dispossession, motherhood, wellbeing, whakapapa, and tikanga Māori. 

Her newest exhibition, Tuawahine, at Season Gallery centres images of wāhine Māori, emphasising mana wāhine and mana Māori motuhake. 

Sofia spoke to co-curator of Season, Francis McWhannell, about the exhibition and Kahukiwa’s practice. 

Odyssey of a Liminal Mind w/ Laura Crespi: May 31st, 2024

Odyssey of a Liminal Mind w/ Laura Crespi: May 31st, 2024 Odyssey of a Liminal Mind w/ Laura Crespi: May 31st, 2024, 22.07 MB
Fri 31 May 2024

Odyssey of a Liminal Mind is an exploration of mental health and the trauma we go through. Laura is interested in communication and art as a mode of communication. She often uses acrylic paint and experiments with mixed media.

I caught up with Laura about Odyssey of a Liminal Mind, which is on until June 14th. 

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: May 31st, 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: May 31st, 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: May 31st, 2024, 134.52 MB
Fri 31 May 2024

This week on Various Artists!

Beth had a kōrero with painter Laura Crespi about her exhibition, Odyssey of a Liminal Mind.

She also spoke with illustrator and writer Dean Rankine, who will be an artist at Wintergeddon, about his work on the Simpsons comics and what he’s working on at the moment.

And Sofia chatted with Francis McWhannell at Season Gallery about Robyn Kahukiwa’s current exhibition, Tuawahine. 

Whakarongo tonu mai! 

Te Tuhi Iris Fisher Scholarship w/ 2024 Recipient, Kim Ireland: 24th May, 2024

Te Tuhi Iris Fisher Scholarship w/ 2024 Recipient, Kim Ireland: 24th May, 2024 Te Tuhi Iris Fisher Scholarship w/ 2024 Recipient, Kim Ireland: 24th May, 2024, 17.01 MB
Fri 24 May 2024

Since 2007, Te Tuhi has supported the development of emerging artists in Aotearoa New Zealand with the Iris Fisher Scholarship, in partnership with the Fisher family. 

The scholarship is a national award of $5,000 to support an outstanding postgraduate student in their final year of a visual arts/fine arts course of study.

Sofia had a kōrero with this year’s recipient, Nelson-based Kim Ireland, about her work exploring cultural and social mechanisms that form Aotearoa’s history.

CNZ Sustainable Careers Resources w/ Adrianne Roberts: 24th May, 2024

CNZ Sustainable Careers Resources w/ Adrianne Roberts: 24 May, 2024 CNZ Sustainable Careers Resources w/ Adrianne Roberts: 24 May, 2024, 22.04 MB
Fri 24 May 2024

Creative New Zealand has launched resources to support arts and creative practitioners make sustainable careers and businesses from their work, and to provide them with the skills and tools to do so.

The resources aim to support practitioners and arts organisations to implement Creative New Zealand’s Remuneration Policy, which sets out principles and practice guidelines aimed at supporting fair remuneration for artists and arts practitioners (from Creative NZ). Introductory workshops will be hosted in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin across May and June, as well as an online one for those who missed out. 

Beth had a kōrero with the producer of Creative New Zealand’s Sustainable Careers, Adrianne Roberts, about new resources to support arts and creative practitioners to make sustainable careers.

FromThePit Photo Exhibition w/ Brad Miller: 24th May, 2024

FromThePit Photo Exhibition w/ Brad Miller: 24 May, 2024 FromThePit Photo Exhibition w/ Brad Miller: 24 May, 2024, 12.33 MB
Fri 24 May 2024

FromThePit is Aotearoa’s longest running music photo exhibition, now in its sixth consecutive year. This year has seen a particularly large pool of photographers, having grown over the years.

The exhibition highlights the vibrant essence of New Zealand’s music scene. It will feature images snapped by photographers across the motu over the past year.

Beth had a kōrero with Brad Miller about FromThePit.

Auckland Writers Festival w/ Artistic Director, Lyndsey Fineran: 24th May, 2024

Auckland Writers Festival w/ Artistic Director, Lyndsey Fineran: 24th May, 2024 Auckland Writers Festival w/ Artistic Director, Lyndsey Fineran: 24th May, 2024, 27.64 MB
Fri 24 May 2024

Held at Auckland’s Aotea Centre from 14 – 19 May, the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki wrapped up last week, hosting 167 events featuring 240 local and international guests. 

It broke all attendance records, and reported their biggest year for book sales in the Festival’s history.

Sofia spoke to the festival’s Artistic Director, Lyndsey Fineran, about this success and some of her personal highlights working the festival and in the programme. 

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 24th May, 2024

Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 24th May, 2024 Various Artists w/ Beth and Sofia: 24th May, 2024, 137.38 MB
Fri 24 May 2024

Tune in for arty chats and great Aotearoa tunes. It’s also Sofia’s first week!

Beth had a kōrero with the producer of Creative New Zealand’s Sustainable Careers, Adrianne Roberts, about new resources to support arts and creative practitioners to make sustainable careers.

She also spoke with Brad Miller about FromThePit, Aotearoa’s longest running music photo exhibition.

Sofia had a kōrero with this year’s recipient of the Te Tuhi Iris Fisher Scholarship, Nelson-based Kim Ireland, about her work exploring cultural and social mechanisms that form Aotearoa’s history.

She also caught up with Artistic Director of the Auckland Writers Festival, Lyndsey Fineran, about the success of the Auckland Writers Festival this year. 

Whakarongo tonu mai!