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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Celebrates Matariki: July 7, 2023

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Celebrates Matariki: July 7, 2023 Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Celebrates Matariki: July 7, 2023, 16.17 MB
Fri 7 Jul 2023

Matariki is next Friday and there’s celebrations all across Tāmaki Makaurau. If you’re in the CBD, feel free to head over to the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, where there’s plenty going on! They have a free event going on where you can purchase kai, shop at te mākete (market), and keep the tamariki busy making crafts inspired by Matariki, as well as performances from Taane Mete and Grammy Award Winner Jerome Kavanagh. Joe spoke to Krissy Taylor, the Senior Manager for Public Programmes at the Auckland Art Gallery about the event.

Various Artists w/ Liam & Joe: July 7, 2023

Various Artists: July 7, 2023 Various Artists: July 7, 2023, 103.48 MB
Fri 7 Jul 2023

This week on Various Artists!

Liam has a live chat with Feeonaa and Ani about the Mata-Ariki art showcase at Pukepuke down in Manurewa.

Joe speaks to Krissy Taylor, the Senior Manager for Public Programmes at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, about their upcoming event to celebrate Matariki.

Liam speaks with Anya Vitali about Te Karanga A Hape, next week's Matariki celebrations of art, music, fashion, performances and all sorts! 

And we have your art guide for Tāmaki Makarau this week!

Whakarongo mai nei!

Various Artists w/ Frances & Liam: June 30th, 2023

Various Artists w/ Frances & Liam: June 30th, 2023 Various Artists w/ Frances & Liam: June 30th, 2023 , 104.63 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2023

E whai ake nei, coming up on the show today!

We are joined in the studio by Art Historian and gallery coordinator at Michael Lett Gallery, Victoria Wynne-Jones to talk about the life of the late Jim Allen who passed recently. 


Liam had a chat with Renee Liang from Thriving at Crossroads, a UoA study looking for young members of an ethnic minority from Aotearoa to take part in their paid arts workshop programme. 


Frances speaks to SoundCheck’s Sexual Harm Prevention & Reponse Advisor Mel Calvesbert about sexual harm in the arts in the wake of James Wallace losing name suppression on Wednesday. 


And finally we have your art guide for Tāmaki Makarau this week.

Remembering Jim Allen w/ Victoria Wynne-Jones: June 30, 2023

Remembering Jim Allen w/ Victoria Wynne-Jones: June 30, 2023 Remembering Jim Allen w/ Victoria Wynne-Jones: June 30, 2023 , 18.16 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2023

In the first week of June visual artist and Arts Foundation icon Jim Allen passed away aged 100. Allen’s installations are on display around the country and he played a significant role in art education. On VA this week we are joined in the studio by art historian and gallery coordinator at Micheal Lett, Victoria Wynne-Jones who knew Allen well to hear about his life and legacy. 

Sexual Harm in the Arts w/ Soundcheck Aotearoa's SHAPRA Mel Calvesbert: June 30, 2023

SHAPRA for bcast .Sexual Harm in the Arts w/ Soundcheck Aotearoa's SHAPRA Mel Calvesbert: June 30, 2023 Sexual Harm in the Arts w/ Soundcheck Aotearoa's SHAPRA Mel Calvesbert: June 30, 2023, 13.89 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2023

On Wednesday, five years after first being charged Sir James Hay Wallace, a well-known arts philanthropist and rich lister, was named as the “prominent businessman” who sexually abused three young men. The government has begun the process of stripping Wallace's knighthood.

The news is hard to hear, but perhaps not surprising for many in the arts community. To talk about sexual harm in the arts and what Wallace losing his name suppression may mean for survivors, Frances spoke with Mel Calvesbert, Soundcheck Aotearoa’s Sexual Harm Prevention & Response Advisor. 

 

Whakarongo mai nei! 

Thriving at Crossroads w/ Renee Liang: June 30th, 2023

Thriving at Crossroads w/ Renee Liang: June 30th, 2023 Thriving at Crossroads w/ Renee Liang: June 30th, 2023, 17.88 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2023

Thriving at Crossroads is an ongoing UoA study that’s inviting young intersectional members of ethnic minorities to create art reflecting their experiences living in Aotearoa. 

The study will take place through workshops from July through to October, allowing participants to gain access to creative freedom, mentors and resources, professional arts spaces, koha for their time, and food provided during workshop days. 

If you or someone you know is aged between 16-24, identifies as Asian, Latin American, African or Middle Eastern, also identifies as part of another minority group, you can apply over the next week to take part in an awesome project. 

Liam had a chat with researcher Renee Liang about the project, starting off by learning more about the study so far. 

 

Various Artists with Frances and Liam: June 23, 2023

Various Artists with Frances and Liam: June 23, 2023 Various Artists with Frances and Liam: June 23, 2023, 95.65 MB
Fri 23 Jun 2023

This week on the show:

Frances speaks to Cat Ruka from Basement Theatre about new research on the economic & wellbeing benefits of seeing live performances in Aotearoa  

Liam has a yarn with Luna from Parallel Aotearoa,a new speculative fiction bookstore that has just opened up on Karangahape Road.

Frances speaks to visual artist, graphic designer and researcher Grace Mirams about her practice, relationships with local practitioners and a new show opening in Japan in August. 

And finally we have your art guide for Tāmaki Makarau this week.

Whakarongo mai nei!

Parallel Aotearoa w/ Luna: June 23, 2023

Parallel Aotearoa w/ Luna: June 23, 2023 Parallel Aotearoa w/ Luna: June 23, 2023, 14.76 MB
Fri 23 Jun 2023

A brand new bookstore has just opened up on Karangahape Road! Parallel Aotearoa has just moved in to bring all sorts of awesome speculative fiction, lefty non-fiction, graphic novels, and locally made wares on offer. 

 

The owners, Luna and Jess, have been running Parallel for a few months, but the physical space has just opened up last week. Liam had a chat with Luna to learn more about the bookshop, its origin story, and what’s next.

 

Live Performance for Communities and the Economy w/ Cat Ruka: June 23, 2023

Live Performance for Communities and the Economy w/ Cat Ruka: June 23, 2023 Live Performance for Communities and the Economy w/ Cat Ruka: June 23, 2023, 11.19 MB
Fri 23 Jun 2023

New research conducted by Basement Theatre and Insights organisation, Perceptive has highlighted that spending time watching live performances or engaging in the creative arts has been shown to lift the well-being of our communities and the economy. 

​​Cat Ruka, Director of Basement, says the research shouldn’t come as a surprise but rather a wake-up call for policymakers to view the creative industries as an economic and social investment, not simply a cost. To hear more about the research, Frances caught up with Cat Ruka. 

 

Work, Workshops & Around the World w/ artist Grace Mirams: June 23, 2023

Work, Workshops & Around the World w/ artist Grace Mirams: June 23, 2023 Work, Workshops & Around the World w/ artist Grace Mirams: June 23, 2023 , 10.63 MB
Fri 23 Jun 2023

Grace Mirams is an artist, graphic designer and researcher practicing here in Tāmaki Makaurau. Recently she shared exciting news via Public Record in Ponsonby that Gallery Crossing in Japan asked Grace to exhibit her first solo show in Japan in August this year. To hear about Grace's work, her trip across the world and an upcoming workshop, Frances caught up with her on Various Artists.