Frances speaks to Professor Alex Sims of the University of Auckland about the future of the Arts in the face of rapidly advancing AI technologies, and with Peaceworker Laurie Ross about the Nuclear Free NZ Peacemaker Exhibition in Titirangi as part of Auckland Heritage Festival.
Liam speaks to Dylan C from Aurora Collective about Elemental Journey, a performance art/light show/ dance night happening at Silent Studios tonight, as well as Naomi Azouley about Where Are You From? at Studio One Toi Tū.
And, to round off the show, we will take you through the art guide for Tāmaki Makarau this week.
If you were living in New Zealand in the 80s and you’re old enough to remember when milk was delivered in glass bottles, you’ll probably recall waking up to the news that the anti-nuclear Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior had been bombed in July of 1985. As the truth came to light that French Secret Service agents were responsible, it was a moment that solidified our stance as an anti-nuclear country. Of course, Liam and Frances weren’t alive when milk was delivered in glass bottles, but The Auckland Heritage Festival is making sure that our history stays alive today. The theme of this year’s Festival, which runs from 23 September - 8 October, is Peace, Love and Protest. It’s an opportunity to learn about and remember the important issues that have caused many Aucklanders to take a stand. To hear about one exhibition telling the story of our anti-nuclear past, Frances caught up with Peaceworker Laurie Ross.
With the 2023 general election on the horizon, Ōtautahi illustrator and designer Maya Templer has put together a set of Magic the Gathering-esque trading cards comparing and contrasting the candidates.
The game has 45 cards of MP’s running in the upcoming election, alongside policy cards and a few tributes to Aotearoa’s political history.
The game can indeed be played like a classic trading card game, but is still meant to be informational in an effort to help upcoming voters learn more about who they’ll be electing.
Liam had a chat with Maya about the card game, and how it came together.
Poet and illustrator Liam Jacobsen will soon be releasing his debut collection of poetry, titled ‘Neither’.
This showcases the foggy atmospheres Liam has experience in Tāmaki Makaurau and Aotearoa as a whole, consisting of work from the last six years of his practice.
There’ll be a little launch party ver at Basement Theatre on the 14th of September, featuring readings from Liam, Ria Masae, Jai Selkirk and a solo set from BAD FOR EDUCATION.