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Arts on Sunday for 17 May 2009

1:50 Metal birds

Lucy Orbell heads to Hawke's Bay to hear about the popularity of metal birds.

Metal birds

Two of Louise Stobart's metal birds in her sculpture garden at her gallery Birdwoods, in Havelock North

Jesse Wikiriwhi12.50 Dancer and choreographer Jesse Wikiriwhi

Young dancer and choreographer Jesse Wikiriwhi (pictured right) translates his mother's harrowing experiences in a Christchurch orphanage, into a dance work that's part of the Footnote 'Made in New Zealand' tour.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

1:30 New Zealand Book Awards

A panel discussion on the New Zealand Book Awards. These most important of awards for our writers generate impassioned debate and disagreement pretty much every year. Now they're up for review by Booksellers New Zealand. We have Guy Somerset from the NZ Listener; writer and reviewer Paula Morris; Laura Kroetsch from Booksellers NZ; and writer and former judge, Linda Burgess.

Danny Bhoy2:00 The Laugh Track

Visiting Scottish-Indian comedian, Danny Bhoy (pictured right).

Gown by Kevin Berkhan2:20 Haute couture designer Kevin Berkhan

Kevin Berkhan, the haute couture designer who's designing the gowns for the young violinists who'll make it to the finals of Michael Hill International Violin competition.

2:30 Chapter and Verse

Interviews with the winners of the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Gown by Kevin Berkhan

12:40 Caro Llewellyn

Caro Llewellyn runs New York's big literary festival on behalf the PEN, the writers' organisation that campaigns to get their illegally imprisoned colleagues out of jail.

2:45 Artist Jay Hutchinson

Dunedin artist who creates art gallery grade tapestries from graffiti.

Russell Street by Jay Hutchinson

Russell Street Dairy (2006). Jay Hutchinson. Hand-Embroidery. Polyester Thread on Cotton Drill. 50 x 60cm.

2:52 Ceramicist Manos Nathan

Manos Nathan combines his Māori and Greek heritage in a new series of work based on the Battle of Crete.

3:00 Sunday Drama

Piccole Storie is the first of our autumn season of new New Zealand plays. It's a World War II story with a difference.