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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.

Composing for Red Mole w/ Ewan Collins: 1 March, 2024

Composing for Red Mole w/ Ewan Collins: 1 March, 2024 Composing for Red Mole w/ Ewan Collins: 1 March, 2024, 9.46 MB
Fri 1 Mar 2024

Beth caught up with musician Ewan Collins about his experience composing for Red Mole: A Romance, a documentary about 1970s alternative Aotearoa theatre group Red Mole.

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 1st, 2024

Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 1st, 2024 Various Artists w/ Nicholas and Beth: March 1st, 2024, 115.4 MB
Fri 1 Mar 2024

Welcome to the first ever Various Artists with Nicholas and Beth!

On the show this week;

Beth speaks to musician Ewan Collins about his experience composing for Red Mole: A Romance, a documentary about 1970s alternative Aotearoa theatre group Red Mole.

Nicholas speaks to Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray about his show Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love. They talk about the Pūrākau behind the show as well as the show's De La Guarda inspiration. 

Beth fnishes the show by speaking to  art historian Tina Barton about what she will be speaking on at Artspace’s "The in and out of it" Symposium, including how art shapes us in the present and connects us to the past.

The Pūrākau and De La Guarda inspiration behind Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love w/ Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray: March 1st, 2024

The Pūrākau and De La Guarda inspiration behind Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love w/ Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray: March 1st, 2024 The Pūrākau and De La Guarda inspiration behind Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love w/ Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray: March 1st, 2024, 32.41 MB
Fri 1 Mar 2024

The Pūrākau of Hatupatu and Kurungaituku is the story of a young warrior who is captured by a part-woman, part bird creature named Kurungaituku.

Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray provides a humanistic and romantic portrayal of the Pūrākau that delves into the nuances of the pair's relationship.

With a performance design influenced by the aerial style of De La Guarda; Hatupatu | Kurungaituku: A Forbidden Love provides an immersive experience for attendees.

Nicholas spoke to Artistic Director and Writer Tānemahuta Gray about the Pūrākau behind the show as well as the shows De La Guarda inspiration.

 

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. E whai ake nei:

Liam chats to Claire Ulenberg about a new sculpture trail down in Kirikiriroa Hamilton.

Beth speaks to Annie Goldson about her documentary film Red Mole: A Romance.

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.