Navigation for Arts on Sunday

14 February 2010

12:40 The Messenger

Bill Viola is a video-art superstar - after almost 40 years, we finally get to see one of his major works over here.

The Messenger

Bill Viola: The Messenger, 1996. Sound /video installation. Photo: Kira Perov

12:50 James Thompson, the Film Commission's new Head of Sales responds to criticism levelled at the Commission's choices by John Barnett last week

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Oscar darling, the independent American film Precious. Mel Gibson returns to the screen in an adaptation of TV classic Edge of Darkness. And Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker hide from the Mob, and the critics, in Did you hear about the Morgans?

1:30 New ballet

Choreographers Andrew Simmons and Christopher Simmons talk about creating new ballets - how they do it and why opening nights are hell.


Left: Chris Hampson. Photo: Stephen A'Court
Centre: Image from the current TOWER Season - From Here to There
Right: Andrew Simmons. Photo: Ian Whalen cropped

1:40 From Glitz and Glamour to a Tarnished Crown - How Miss New Zealand Became Miss Anonymous

Dr Caroline Daley looks back to the days when beauty queens captured the hearts of the nation.

Miss NZ 1962

Maureen Kingi, third from left at the Miss New Zealand Pageant, Dunedin 1962

1:50 Historian Jock Phillips reviews the Anne Frank exhibition at Te Papa

Anne Frank

Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition

Dan Slevin2:00 The Laugh Track

Critic turned performer, Dan Slevin (right), who's created an unusual adaptation of a story by author Martin Amis.

2:20 Lucy visits Wellington potter Kathryn Smythe who's effectively a one woman factory

Fig Vases

Caper Vases

Katherine Smyth's much loved fruit vases inspired by her travels in the middle east. Photographs by Guy Robinson.

2:30 Chapter and Verse

We'll be finding out what it takes to organise the country's biggest literary event, and talking to author Paddy Richardson around 2:30 about her latest novel, Hunting Blind, about how families cope when children disappear.

Hunting Blind

2:55 Cellist Francesa Mountford

Francesa Mountford's CV ranges from cabaret punk and carnival gypsy to indie rock and "nervous dolls dancing".

She performs live in the studio.

3:00 The Sunday Drama

The second part of our Student Shorts special, featuring the winners of the annual 15-minute playwriting competition.