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 Tom, Heidi, Prairie & Sam. Ka rawe!
This week we started playing people's contributions to Works for Waves on Artbank, a collaboration with Audiofoundation. This is the culmination of the call-out for new works made during lockdown. We had a korero with Flint Jackson, before hearing from Andrew Choate (USA), Ian-John Hutchinson (recordings from South Korea), Addison Course (Sweden), and talked to Kirsty Swaney in Waiheke! Ka rawe!
Tom speaks to Natasha Conland about the upcoming Walters Prize. We hear a preview of the art and hear about how the jury selection works. Prairie talks to Steve Lovett - artist, art educator, and technician. He has recently been announced as one of the online residents at Artspace Aotearoa.
Prairie talks to Nariman Taghipouran about his online show at Sosage Gallery. We hear from Cath Robertson - she gives us another great lesson in starting a lockdown art project. We hear our first Works For Waves Submission (a collaborative call out we for new works for radio, between Artbank and Audio Foundation). This week we have heard from GUARDIANS, with their track Lockdown Phase Dub. Cheers to Lance Strickland and Chris Schmeltz from Dunedin!
We have a busy show for you this week. Homebound Art Club is thriving in the lockdown, and we hear from Cath Robertson, as she talks us through fun ways to begin making artwork. Andrew interviews Josie Mortensen, campaigner for Māori history, art, language, health and education, and the first Māori woman to go to Elam. Prarie continues our tour of bedrooms, as we hunt for art in lockdown. Theo and Jackson bring us more Sunday Painters!! Yeow
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Steady Heart
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Steady Heart
Siti Muharam - Machozi ya Huba
Run The Jewels - Ooh La La feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier
We talk to Jonathan Kennedy about his boat restoration and art practice, including recent shows with Furniture Gallery and online residency with Demo. We continue our Tour de Bedrooms tour, toucjing down and talking about the chosen objects of Hannah Davis-Grey and Annabel Kean.
In the vain of "A Journey Around My Room" by Xavier de Maistre (1794), we get through lockdown by taking a sonic journey of people's bedrooms, and hear about particular objests within. In Tour de Bedrooms, Callum Devlin talks about his limited editition Spidey Spice (spiderman) Dorito chip packet. Then we head to Mount Maungnui for Laurie Steer to desrcibe the cookie jar/urn we didn't know we needed, which he is currently crafting. In Wendalin Bakker's bedroom exhibitition, she describes her wooden puzzle which she has never tried to solve for years and years. In part 2 we talk to Steven Park, in his Christchurch room, about his cast what he broke to get it. Then we chat to Stella Corkery about her late father's wood turned shelf and the repressed artists who farm western Southland. Then its up the West Coast to Julia Johnston who describes her house, a converted miners cottage north of Greymouth. More to come Next Week!!!!!!
Lockdown gets us talking to Vanessa Gurung - cartoonist, zine maker and librarian. Her new zine called "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Crushes" is being drawn and compiled at the moment. We also talk to Kate Bartlett about what teachers have been going through in the build up to lockdown, and what might come of the lockdown for dance and drama students. Plus the slightly scant art news :)
Sam, Prairie, and Heidi chat with Owen Connors, artist and curator of the current show at Neo Gracie, Petit a Petit. We discuss building new worlds, queer joy, and how to be an artist in the coming months of virus-related hardship. We are then joined by Tash Keddy, whose show Grind House, closing today, was the debut show at new Auckland gallery, Parasite. We talk about his practice in relation to television, both on and off scree
Prairie, Sam and Heidi talk to Nicola Farquhar about the ecstatic biology of the one and the many. You can check out an example of how this plays out in her painting at Listening, Twitching, currently on at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. Next we continue the thread of ecstasy as John Walter joins us and we discuss what happens when a virus walks into a bar. His work in Queer Algorithms, now showing at Gus Fisher Gallery, approaches the biology of HIV with a tragicomedic lens.
Heidi and Prairie catch up with museum curator, Tharron Bloomfield and baber Marnie Pou Te Rata. As a museum curator, perhaps taking more of a view of what a practice and its objects tell us about a culture and our world, we talk about Marnie's barbering practice and the adventures it has led to, including a stint with a business in The Netherlands, as a living artform.
It's been an existential week for Jackson on Sunday Painter, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tune in to the last ever episode for some some final thoughts from Jackson on how to make art. (Part 3/3)
Stuck for what movie to watch this weekend? Why not re-make your own instead! Become the distressed James Franco you have always wanted to be with Jackson's step-by-step guide to re-entacting 127 Hours. Wicked!
Do you struggle with the common problem of forgetting what your house looks like? Well don't worry! Jackson is here to teach you how to do a painting of your house so you'll always have a useful reference!
Land Art! Robert Smithson made it with some stones and dirt and things, and you can make your own Land Art too! Jackson is on a plane jetting off to Italy, but that won't stop him from teaching you how to make your very own masterpiece.