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!
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!
A jam-packed show this week! Mya Cole is in studio in the first hour speaking to us about Whispers, her solo performance at Basement Theatre on for one night only (september 20th). In the second hour we work out how to share 3 microphones between 8 people and chat to the artists involved with The River Remains; ake tonu atuup at Artspace. Plus Jackson is teaching us how to make a Thiccck Santa in this week's Sunday Painter. Tight!
"Sometimes we are taught to think in whispers..." Mya Cole's solo show Whispers at the Basement Theatre explores the idea of growing up in a culture taught to reject itself. She is in studio with Rachel and Theo to speak about how the project came to be and how writing, poetry, sound and performance help her shape these ideas.
The River Remains; ake tonu atu is this year's itieration of Artspace's new artists show. Tyson Campbell, Wai Ching Chan, Faamele Etuale, Olyvia Hong and Bronte Perry are all in studio to speak about their individual works and the idea of "holding the institution to ransom" through art making.
This week we are talking about the 9th Walter's Prize, New Zealand's most prestigious art award hosted by the Auckland Art Gallery. In studio we have three of the nominated artists chatting about their works: Ruth Buchanan, nominated for BAD VISUAL SYSTEMS (2016), and Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, nominated for Whol Why Wurld (2017). Plus learn how to make your own studio with Sunday Painter and stay up to date with this week's Art Guide. Tino Pai!
This week we hear from Jamie Hanton, director of the Physics Room in Ōtautahi about how the earthquakes have changed the landscape of art-making in the city. Plus we have artists Katharine Atafu-Mayo, Kahu Smith and Nââwié Tutugoro in studio to chat about And Then What? at St Paul ST Gallery, hosted by Tautai Pacific Arts Trust. We also have you sussed for Sunday Painter, the Art Guide and heaps of great tunes. Ka nui te pai!