Artbank is a weekly arts magazine show run as a collective by artists and writers active in the Auckland arts community and beyond. We are independent of any art institutions, galleries or funding bodies. We therefore aim to provide a unique and engaged perspective with a view to proving our audience access to a few of the multiple voices of the arts communities in Aotearoa.
A special long show for Artbank this week! Sound artist Sarah Callesen came up to studio to chat about her art practice, and play some of her recent sound project Open Circuit Potential. You can check out more of her work at https://sarahcallesen.com Plus we take a look at the BBC's infamous Radiophonics workshop, how Bowie recorded Heroes, review the film Call Me By Your Name, and listen back to one of our favourite interviews with FAFSWAG members from 2017. Arohanui!
Painter John Hodgson comes up to the studio to chat to Rachel about his show Kirikopuni on at Krd's Mokopōpaki. Plus Bryce Galloway rings in to talk about his new publication Incredibly Hot Sex with Hideous People, the Diary Comics. Meri Kirihimete koutou!
Tom and Nadine chat to artist and Jeweller Hannah Davis-Gray, aka Hannah Dangerous Goods about her art practice, ethical jewellery and found materials. You can chect out her stuff on instagram @dangerousgoods_jewellery . Also it's Tom's last show before he heads south to become a teacher! Kia kaha Tom!
This week Rachel and Nadine chat to Erena Shingade about Minarets poetry and writing journal, and their open call for submissions. Check them out at minarets.info online for more info on how to enter a submission!
this week Theo talks to Sarah Farrar, Senior Curator of Art at Te Papa about the new publication Ten x Ten: Art at Te Papa, and what's happening in the soon to be re-opened contemporary art section of the museum.
This week on Artbank we spoke to Sara Cowdell about the inaugural Performance Art Week Aotearoa, which took place down in Wellington from the 8th to the 12th of November. We also had an in-depth discussion with Fidalis Beuhler regarding the exhibition he has curated for NorthArt gallery : Connect | Disconnect | Reconnect We also listened to some Fresh Prince (with DJ Jazzy Jeff), and some Prince Nelson Rogers!
This week we continue with another installment of BLOODBANK... This time we have worked with Eddie Clemens to make a radio documentary that reflects on his 2014 work WES CRAVEN MARINA, process art,and his time in Japan...