Frances speaks with Yasmin Farry, General Manager of New Zealand Fashion Week about all things fashion week. She has a kōrero with Nina Dyer from Depot Artspace about the show 'Material Instinct' closing and what's coming up next.
Liam talks to Catalina from Auckland Zinefest about the fest so and their upcoming closing party.
Finally, Joe has a chat to local filmmaker River Evans about his upcoming film 'Night Wave'!
Joe speaks with River Evans, a recent film graduate, and the Writer/Director of the upcoming film Night Waves. Joe and River chat about what inspired the making of this film, which hits quite close to home for us here at 95bFM, the challenges faced by young professional filmmakers, and much more!
Hiwa is a vibrant, essential collection of contemporary Māori short stories released via Auckland University Press last week. It features twenty-seven writers working in English or te reo Māori. The writers range from famous names and award winners – Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera– to emerging voices like Shelley Burne-Field, and Anthony Lapwood.
A showcase of contemporary talent, Hiwa includes biographical introductions for each writer’s work, and explores the range of styles and subjects in the flourishing world of Māori fiction.
To hear about HIWA, Frances caught up with editor Paula Morris on Various Artists.
'Murmurs' is a solo presentation of new works by Tāmaki Makaurau based artist Imogen Taylor. Teasing out the push and pull of abstraction and figuration, Taylor conjures enduring forms as part of a sensual approach to painting. With brightening hues she investigates intimate relationships with bodies, both human and non-human, as well as communication and what might exceed it. To hear about Murmurs, Frances caught up with Imogen on Various Artists.
Arts community organisation Proud Dad is bringing their mix and mingle events to Tāmaki Makaurau for the first time, taking place at the Birdcage Tavern on August 23rd.
Proud Dad has been running for a few months, aiming to support artists across the motu and amplify their work.
The event is aiming to bring a less businessy lens to networking, allowing for a chill space for artists to meet, connect, and make some pals.
Liam talked to the proud dad himself, Taylor Nixon, about the event and the organisation's kaupapa.
Women In Film and Television (WIFT) have this week highlighted information gathered from a series of industry surveys that have revealed the extent of the gender pay imbalance in the sector. To hear about the gap and what needs to be done, Frances talked with Patricia Watson, Executive Director of WIFT.