Arts on Sunday for Sunday 15 February 2009
Arts on Sunday for 15 February 2009
Karl Maughan, who specialises in painting gardens, reviews the exhibition that's just opened at Te Papa.
12:50 Street Art
Lucy Orbell investigates street art, is it becoming a legitimate artform overseas if not in New Zealand?
1:00 Film Reviews
The BBC's film show The Strand. Mark Coles looks at "Doubt" which has won Meryl Streep the Screen Actors Guild best Female Actor Award . . . .the latest animated movie - Bolt The talking dog... The award-winning thriller "Three Monkies", and "Moscow-Belgium", a new off-beat comedy set in the small town of Moscow in Belgium.
1:30 Adam Page
An Aussie musician who can play pretty much any instrument, including vegetables, and improvise in pretty much any musical style, and is about to perform at Wellington's Downstage Theatre as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival.
1:40 Chris Howe (left)
A Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge UK, who uses molecular evolutionary biology to study medieval manuscripts from the Bible to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
We look at the intensely personal relationship that develops between a moko artist and the recipient, as seen through the lens of photographer and film maker Serena Stevenson and moko artist Shane Jones.
2:00 The Laugh Track
Andy Hummell (right) from the Woolshed Sessions, a band that's got a big following in the capital, and from Rosy Tin Teacaddy which is about to release a new album.
2:20 Four Seasons Professional Theatre
The three decade long history of Wanganui's Four Seasons Theatre is revealed in a new book - we talk to Hazel Menehira (below) who's spent five years researching the productions and the personalities. Three Dramatic Decades - Four Seasons Professional Theatre is the name of the book, you can order a copy via email@example.com
2:30 Chapter and Verse
In Chapter and Verse at around 2.30, Otago University Burns Fellow for 2009, Michael Harlow (far right), releases his new poetry collection - The Tram Conductor's Blue Cap…and Michael Thorp explains what it takes to self publish then get your book onto the shelves of bookshops around the country.
3:00 Radio Drama: Durham Crescent
A young man disappears from his lodgings in Wellington leading to a frenzy of media speculation. As the talkback hosts and news commentators speculate on the possible fate of this quiet young loner, a trainee news reporter, Heather Wilson, assigned to retrace his last known journey, becomes increasingly obsessed with the unfolding mystery.