Artbank has got you sussed for arty stuff happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. With interviews, live performances, your weekly gallery guide and more - come get some culture in ya with Rachel and Theo. Ka rawe!
This week we have dancers Tia Sagapolutele and Xavier Breed from the Manu Collective in studio chatting about the Pacific Dance Festival and their upcoming tour to China for the International Youth Dance Festival. We also hear Conor O'Shea from Sydneysydney gallery take Theo on a tour of a pop up exhibition in an Auckland hotel room. Plus another DIY art from Sunday Painter and your weekly art guide! Ka pai!
Theo helms the show this week with an in-studio chat to Audio Foundation artist in residence and winner of the Lilburn Research Fellowship Daniel Beban, plus an interview with the editors of The Physics Room's new publication Hamster. Plus Rachel speaks to Nneka Onuorah, LGBTQI+ activist, director and current field producer of Viceland's new series MY HOUSE: an exploration of contemporary vogue and ballroom culture in New York City. Nice one!
Woohoo! The first of our new 2 hour shows! Topping off NZ Music Month with a live set from Auckland's own Ducklingmonster plus 100% tunes from across Aotearoa, and an interview with comic book legend Eric Reynolds from Fantagraphics. Phew!
This week we speak to Kathryn Aucamp and Gyorgika Farrelly, two Elam Fine Arts Students who have exhibitions on at the two Elam student galleries in response to the proposed closure of the Fine Arts Library and Creative Arts libraries at Auckland University.
Lucy Meyle is in this week to chat about her exhibition 'does a flower rehearse for spring', on now at St Paul ST Gallery three. Plus we keep you up to date with whats happening in art around Tāmaki-Makaurau and the #savefineartslibrary campiagn
First up this week Connor Crawford and Diva Ford chat to us about their collaborative exhibition You Saw Sound, I heard Colour opening this friday at Lowtide space, then Erena Shingade chats to us about issue 8 of Minarets poetry journal launcing on the 28th of April! Plus we update you on the #savefineartslibrary campaign: you can send your thoughts about the proposed closure of the Fine Arts Library at Elam to https://savefineartslibrary.com
Painter Claudia Edwards speaks about her upcoming exhibition Mother Daughter on Hiatus at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery. Plus Rachel spoke earlier in the week to writer Marian Evans about This Joyous, Chaotic place: He Waiata Tangi-ā-Tahu, an exhibition about the life and work of poet Heather McPhearson on at Mokopōpaki space on Krd. Also we talk about the proposed closure of Elam School of Fine Arts Library: if you want to have your opinion heard email the Elam Students' Association email@example.com