Arts on Sunday for Sunday 12 June 2011
12:40 New Zealand at the Venice Biennale
We assess New Zealand's contribution to the Venice Biennale, now the dust has settled and critics are starting to write up their impressions. Reviewer Josie McNaught tries to start a debate now on New Zealand's future involvement in the world's biggest visuals arts event and Jenny Gibbs explains why more patrons than ever lent their support to this year's New Zealand contribution by Michael Parakowhai.
Visit the exhibition with some Kiwis in Venice:
Simon Morris visits the alternative 1960s in X-Men: First Class. He also checks out two American art-films, Barney's Version and Lovely Still, and surprises himself at New Zealand documentary Operation 8.
1:30 Vaeggen - The Wall
How New Zealand company the Gibson Group scooped an international award for a wall of giant interactive screens they created to help the Copenhagen museum take its collection to the people.
1:38 The Michael Hill International Violin Competition
The competition has its glittering finale this weekend - we find out who won it and why.
1:45 The Arts and e-Learning
Improvisation, vocal warm-ups, reading and writing scripts - just some of the skills one would expect to learn in a drama class. But developing a video game? This is part of a concept which teaches drama and voice by using e-Learning.
Drama specialist Delia Baskerville and dance teacher Jan Bolwell chat to Sonia Sly about the value of exposing students to the arts and an alternative approach to bringing specialist knowledge into the classroom.
2:00 The Laugh Track
Actress Madelaine Sami (right).
2:20 Pioneer City
An art project that will offer people the chance to buy property on Mars and be part of a human colony there - creator Bronwyn Holloway-Smith explains.
2:30 An all-Christchurch Chapter & Verse
Canterbury novelist Joanna Orwin has a new, futurist story of a New Zealand changed by cataclysmic volcanoes and tsunami, Sacrifice. And we hear about some of the stories in a post-earthquake Christchurch anthology, Tales for Canterbury.
2:50 Meet the Churchills
Winston Churchill is one of the most written about historical figures, so what new will we learn in a new play penned by the principal of Waitaki Boys High, Paul Baker?
3:00 Artist Michael Tuffery remembers the late artist, curator and mentor Jim Viveaere
Jim Vivieaere. Photograph by Ema Tavola.
3:15 The Sunday Drama
A new three-part drama by John Dryden - Severed Threads, in which several stories - set in several continents - entwine into a compelling thriller.