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!
Rachel's back this week with a conversation from Meanwhile gallery in wellington. Plus Lisa Beauchamp from the Gus Fisher gallery has a few exciting details about the new direction the gallery will be taking next year with its grand reopening in April!
Rach is away this week but does not leave your art needs hanging! We hear from artist and facilitator Hannah Watkinson who runs the Corner Store on Cashel Street in Christchurch. Also, the winner of the Walters Prize was announced on friday, so we hear Rach and Theo speaking to winner Ruth Buchanen when she was up in the studio as just a nominee.
This week Sophie Bannan chats to Rachel about her show with Daegan Wells at Meanwhile Gallery: Hut For a Sensuous Goldminer, opening this wednesday. Plus Kraus and Floris Vanhoof are in studio talking about their tour of New Zealand and Floris' upcoming exhibition at the Audio Foundation. Floris Vanhoof is a Belgian filmmaker, musician, instrument builder, performer and visual artist based in Antwerp.
We are talking artist-run and volunteer galleries this week! Ben and Siena from Satchi&Satchi&Satchi in parnell speak to Rachel about their gallery and studio spaces, supporting yours peers, and stick-and-poke tattoos! Also in studio is Julia Craig, one of the three current volunteer curators of Window gallery in the University of Auckland General Library. Julia is speaking to us about how the space is run and how people can get involved. Cool!
Rachel's back from Te Wai Pounamu this week with plenty of good tunes and arty stuff for ya Sunday morning. Arapeta Ashton is in studio to talk about their art practice and traditional Māori cloak weaving; plus Sam Longmore from the Audio Foundation brings us some top picks from the upcoming Nowhere! festival- showcasing avant-garde sonics from Aotearoa and beyond. Sweet!
Jenn covers the show this week and talks with Minnie Parker and Molly Jones, curators of Yours Sincerely, a show presenting caring as the new cool. We hear Rachel chatting with Phoebe Thompson gallery manager at Blue Oyster art project space Dunedin, and Matthew Galloway, artist and co-chair of the Blue Oyster Trust. Jenn mentions one of her favourite podcasts and shines a spotlight on the late synth pioneer, Pauline Oliveros who blurred the role of the audience as passive consumer into the creator and substance of her musical pieces. On top of that, we hear some tracks by likes of The 6ths, Al Green, The Dø and The Goonsax and give you the current rundown of all events art with the Art Guide.
Berlin-based artist Biljana Popovic chats to Rachel about her work Synthetic Babyat the Physics Room in Christchurch. Plus the team from Mayonez gallery in Grey Lynn chat about making an artist-run space work in expenny Auckland. Finally we hear from Ellie Rowsell, frontwoman of Wolf Alice (the winners of the 2018 Mercury Award Prize) ahead of their gig at the Powerstation tonight. Wild!
It's Theo's last show EVER! After 3 years riding the airwaves at 95bFM Theo is heading to Canada: the land of world-class libraries and plentiful arts funding. But dry your eyes, we have a bumper show today to see him off! A three part Sunday Painter finale with special guest appearance from Sean Kerr; Hannah Davis-Gray from the new Samoa House Library on krd; Pati Tyrell on his Walters' Prize nomination; and Claudia Dunes and Tanya Martusheff chat about their show The Efficiency of Upright Walking. Plus plenty of Prince, Patti, Pusha T and Bowie in true Theo style. Ka nui te pai e te whānau!