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Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: 19 April, 2024

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: 19 April, 2024 Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: 19 April, 2024, 128.03 MB
Fri 19 Apr 2024

This week on Various Artists, Beth caught up with the creator and organiser of Printopia, Ina Arraoui, about Printopia Festival 2024.

Nicholas spoke to Executive Director of UnionAID Tim Sutton about the NZ premiere of upcoming film UNION.

And for Record Store Day, Nicholas caught up with Jeffery Stothers from Southbound Records, York Tait from Real Groovy and Hunter Keane from Flying Out.

NZ premiere of UNION w/ Tim Sutton: April 19, 2024

NZ premiere of UNION w/ Tim Sutton: April 19, 2024 NZ premiere of UNION w/ Tim Sutton: April 19, 2024, 15.01 MB
Fri 19 Apr 2024

UNION is a film that tells the story of a group of Amazon workers and their efforts to unionise .

The film has received critical acclaim winning the U.S Documentary Special Jury Award at the 2024 Sundance Film festival.

The NZCTU and UnionAID have worked in tandem to organise the NZ premiere of the film on the 30th of April.

The Auckland screening will be taking place at The Capitol Cinema.

The Wellington screening will take place at Embassy Theatre

The Dunedin screening will take place at Metro Cinema

And, the Christchurch screening will take place at the Lumière Cinemas

Nicholas, spoke to Executive Director of UnionAID Tim Sutton about the NZ premiere of UNION.

The misconceptions about podcasting and Wellington’s upcoming TedX event w/ Creative Entrepreneur Kii Small: April 12, 2024

The misconceptions about podcasting and Wellington’s upcoming TedX event w/ Creative Entrepreneur Kii Small: April 12, 2024 The misconceptions about podcasting and Wellington’s upcoming TedX event w/ Creative Entrepreneur Kii Small: April 12, 2024, 15.85 MB
Fri 12 Apr 2024

Kii Small is a writer, podcast host and creative entrepreneur.

In 2023, Kii was selected to be a part of the New Zealand cohort of the Obama Foundations leaders program.

Kii’s portfolio includes SaySo, a digital journaling app created to fill gaps in our mental health system.

Kii is also the co-host of Unpack, a podcast that started by unpacking New Zealand history through the comment section on social media.

Nicholas spoke to Kii about Unpack, the misconceptions around podcasting and his upcoming Ted talk.

Joie noire w/ Jimmy Robert: 12 April, 2024

Joie noire w/ Jimmy Robert: 12 April, 2024 Joie noire w/ Jimmy Robert: 12 April, 2024, 12.84 MB
Fri 12 Apr 2024

Jimmy Robert is Artspace’s current artist in residence. He is interested in the body’s discipline into the following categories: acceptably invisible, or acceptably visible.

His exhibition Joie noire will be at Artspace on Karangahape Road from 20 April – 13 July 2024. It is the third reinterpretation of a performance by Jimmy of the same title which debuted in Berlin in 2019.

Beth spoke to Jimmy about Joie noire and the conditions of the body in the public sphere.

The Space Between w/ Lauren Keenan: 12 April, 2024

The Space Between w/ Lauren Keenan: 12 April, 2024 The Space Between w/ Lauren Keenan: 12 April, 2024, 11.16 MB
Fri 12 Apr 2024

On the 5th of March, Aotearoa author Lauren Keenan released her debut novel, The Space Between, via Penguin Books New Zealand. Set in Aotearoa in 1860 during the Taranaki Wars, the historical fiction novel explores themes of alienation through the lives of two women who struggle to reconcile their pasts.

Beth spoke with Lauren about the novel and the feedback it’s received since its release. You can purchase The Space Between at your local bookstore.

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: April 5, 2024

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: April 5, 2024 Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: April 5, 2024, 138.21 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2024

This week on Various Artists;

Nicholas spoke to Vira Paky a recipient of Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy award about a new one-day applied theatre workshop that she is running for young refugees and migrants.

He also spoke to Music therapist Rachel Foxell about the upcoming music therapy week, that is happening from the 10th-15th of April.

And Beth catches up with artistic and academic Yolunda Hickman about My Creative Rights, a programme subsidised by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, that provides artists free 15-minute consultations with a legal advisor.

Applied theatre workshop w/ Vira Paky: April 5th, 2024

Applied theatre workshop w/ Vira Paky: April 5th, 2024 Applied theatre workshop w/ Vira Paky: April 5th, 2024, 18.26 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2024

Vira Paky is award winning poet, playwright, writer and a community activist.

In 2021 Vira was awarded Amnesty International’s Gary Ware Legacy award.

With funding from the award and in conjunction with Black Creatives Aotearoa and Auckland Theatre Company, Vira will be hosting a a one-day applied theatre workshop for young refugees

The workshop is intended to provide a space for young refugees and migrants to explore positive mental health and well-being through applied theatre.

Nicholas spoke to Vira about the workshop, he began by asking about her experience with theatre.

My Creative Rights: Protecting Writers and Artists Rights w/ Yolunda Hickman: 5 April, 2024

My Creative Rights: Protecting Writers and Artists Rights w/ Yolunda Hickman: 5 April, 2024 My Creative Rights: Protecting Writers and Artists Rights w/ Yolunda Hickman: 5 April, 2024, 13.02 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2024

My Creative Rights has been developed by a non-profit org Copyright Licensing NZ (CLNZ) to demystify dense legal language around copyright and help writers and artists protect their intellectual property. Free 15-minute consultations with a legal advisor are available which are subsidised by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage for a limited time.

Artistic and academic Yolunda Hickman works with CLNZ as a visual arts advisor. Beth spoke with her about My Creative Rights and the importance of knowing your rights as an artist in Aotearoa.

Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Louise Menzies: March 22nd, 2024

Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Louise Menzies: March 22nd, 2024 Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Louise Menzies: March 22nd, 2024, 14.69 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2024

Luck is an intangible and ever-elusive aspect of the human experience.

The concept of luck has many names across the globe, spanning cultures and continents.

A new exhibition at Gus Fisher gallery brings together a group of artists from around the world to explore differing perspectives and culture positioning regarding luck.

The pieces touch on how aspects of chance, unpredictability, agency and control can play out in artistic production.

Nicholas spoke to contributing artist Louise Menzies about her approach to the concept of luck, as well as her experience as a part of the exhibition.

I/V w/ Chris Riddell: 22 March, 2024

I/V w/ Chris Riddell: 22 March, 2024 I/V w/ Chris Riddell: 22 March, 2024, 23.41 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2024

Chris Riddell is a world-renowned illustrator and author of children’s books and the political cartoonist for the Observer newspaper. He has collaborated with artists and writers such as Neil Gaiman, Phoebe Bridgers and Frances Hardinge. In 2018 he travelled to Aotearoa to speak at the Auckland Writers Festival. Most recently, Chris has released I Can’t Remember What We Talked About, a slim volume of 24 poems.

Beth and Chris chat about the creative process of art-making and poetry writing, love of nature, designing pop-up books for the backdrop of Phoebe Bridgers’ tour and magical pear tree staffs. Chris reads some poems and they also speak about what it’s like being a political cartoonist in the current political climate.