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That’s so last century What we wore 1950s – 1990s w/ Zoë Colling: March 22nd, 2024

That’s so last century What we wore 1950s – 1990s w/ Zoë Colling: March 22nd, 2024 That’s so last century What we wore 1950s – 1990s w/ Zoë Colling: March 22nd, 2024, 21.06 MB
Fri 22 Mar 2024

That’s so last century: What we wore 1950s – 1990s is an exhibition that explores New Zealand’s fashion history.

The exhibition contains photographs, magazines, LPs, trade catalogues, manuscripts, clothing patterns, and books held in Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections that give insight to our fashion habits from the middle to the end of the 20th century.

Nicholas spoke to one of the exhibition's curators, Zoë Colling, about the curation process.

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.

underfoot Exhibition w/ Yasmine Smith: 15 March, 2024

underfoot Exhibition w/ Yasmine Smith: 15 March, 2024 underfoot Exhibition w/ Yasmine Smith: 15 March, 2024, 7.63 MB
Fri 15 Mar 2024

underfoot is a group exhibition including works by Māori, Aboriginal and Pākehā artists from Aotearoa and Australia for which whenua (organic earth matter) is utilised in a range of poetic ways to quite literally give body and voice to the land.

Beth spoke to artist Yasmine Smith, whose work features in underfoot, about the significance of art and different perspectives in the context of an ecological crisis. They also spoke about Yasmine’s own artistic processes.

underfoot runs from March 9th to May 12th at Te Uru Art Gallery in Titirangi.

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 15th, 2024

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 15th, 2024 Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 15th, 2024, 98.65 MB
Fri 15 Mar 2024

On the show this week;

Nicholas speaks to Aleks Petrovic, The curator of Lovers & Castaways, a new exhibition at Pah Homestead.

Beth speaks to artist Yasmine Smith about underfoot, an exhibition currently on at Te Uru Art Gallery in Titirangi.

To end the show, Nicholas speaks to Mat Cowan an artist featured in Eight thousand layers of moments, an exhibition hosted at Gus Fisher Gallery.

 

 

Curator of Lovers & Castaways exhibition, Aleks Petrovic: March 15, 2024

Curator of Lovers & Castaways exhibition, Aleks Petrovic: March 15, 2024 Curator of Lovers & Castaways exhibition, Aleks Petrovic: March 15, 2024, 18.29 MB
Fri 15 Mar 2024

Aotearoa in the 80s was a place of dynamic social change.

From the Springbok Tour to the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior,  activism was rampant and a cultural shift had begun to take place.

This was mirrored in the art that was produced during the decade.

A new exhibition named Lovers & Castaways highlights the Kiwi art of the 80s and includes now famous New Zealand artists like;

Ralph Hotere, Dick Frazell, Brent Wong, Gretchen Albrecht, Debra Bustin, Louise Henderson and Pat Hanly.

Nicholas spoke to the exhibition's Curator Aleks Petrovic about the inspiration and process behind Lovers & Castaways.

Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Mat Cowan: March 15, 2024

Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Mat Cowan: March 15, 2024 Eight Thousand layers of moments w/ Artist Mat Cowan: March 15, 2024, 23.76 MB
Fri 15 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 group of artists from around the world to explore differing perspectives 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 Matthew Cowan about his approach to the concept of luck, as well as his experience as a part of the exhibition.

The Kids N Gigs Initiative w/ Sarah Candler: March 8, 2023

The Kids N Gigs Initiative w/ Sarah Candler: March 8, 2023 The Kids N Gigs Initiative w/ Sarah Candler: March 8, 2023, 10.59 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2024

'Kids N Gigs' is an initiative aimed at providing live music experiences to at-risk youth.

Kids involved in the initiative have been able to see multiple live acts including Snoop Dog, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Ed Sheeran.

Nicholas spoke to Youth Coordinator Sarah Candler about the 'Kids N Gigs' Initiative.

Pasifika Festival 2024 w/ Performers; Anna Tukuitonga and Esa-Jayne Peika: March 8,2024

Pasifika Festival 2024 w/ Performers; Anna Tukuitonga and Esa-Jayne Peika: March 8,2024 Pasifika Festival 2024 w/ Performers; Anna Tukuitonga and Esa-Jayne Peika: March 8,2024, 18.39 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2024

This weekend MOTAT will be hosting the annual Pasifika Festival.

The festival is a celebration of Pasifika culture and Arts will include performances by Parris Goebel’s legendary international dance troupe, The Royal Family, and the roots band Unity Pacific featuring Tigi Ness and Che Fu, alongside a photo display of icons Bob Marley and Hone Tuwhare. 

Nicholas spoke to two Niuean performers ahead of the festival.

First Nicholas spoke to solo artist Anna Tukuitonga about her experience of the Pasifika Festival.

He also spoke to Esa-Jayne Peika from the group Tau Malolo ha Niue.

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 8th, 2024

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 8th, 2024 Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 8th, 2024, 103.52 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2024

On the show this week;

Nicholas to Youth Support Coordinator Sarah Candler, about the Kids N Gigs initiative. An initiative that aims to provide live music experiences to at-risk youth.

Beth speaks to co-directors of the Upstairs Art Gallery, Carlos Toalii and Tatiana Harper, about the Footprint exhibition.

Nicholas also speaks to Esa-Jayne Peika and Anna Tukuitonga, two niuean performers, who will be performing as a part of this weekend’s Pasifika festival at MOTAT.

To end the show, Beth speaks to Are Sundnes, CEO at Hyper Games, about a new game; Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley.

 

Footprint Exhibition w/ Carlos Toalii and Tatiana Harper: 8 March, 2024

Footprint Exhibition w/ Carlos Toalii and Tatiana Harper: 8 March, 2024 Footprint Exhibition w/ Carlos Toalii and Tatiana Harper: 8 March, 2024, 5.5 MB
Fri 8 Mar 2024

Footprint is a collection of art submitted by the community of Titirangi. The artworks encourage dialogue about the future and what we’d like to leave to the next generation.

Beth caught up with the co-directors of the Upstairs Art Gallery, Carlos Toalii and Tatiana Harper, about Footprint and how the art comments on the sustainability of art and our way of living.

The exhibition opened on the 23rd of February and closes on the 17th of March. You can catch it at the Upstairs Art Gallery at Lopdell House in Titirangi.