Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:40 New Zealand Jewellery Design Awards

It’s an annual event which can help put contemporary and fine jewellers on the map. There are four finalists in just two categories. Sonia Sly catches up with three of the four finalists in the Fine Jewellery section: Julian Bartrom, Ian Douglas and Nick Hensman.Julian Bartrom s Dragonfly Brooch a finalist in the NZ Jewellery Design Awards
Julian Bartrom's Dragonfly Brooch a finalist in the NZ Jewellery Design Awards.

12:50 Black in Fashion

We find out why so many New Zealanders identify with the colour black, ahead of an exhibition curated by Doris du Pont from the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

See some of the garments in the exhibition.

Fashion Week
Garments showed at London Fashion Week 1999. Zambesi lace hoop skirt, quilted vest, cotton leggings; NomD New Kimono made from machine knitted wool with red silk satin lining; World Wool jersey dress with blue net pyramid cone.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon reviews the long-awaited documentary about entertainer Billy T James – Billy T: Te Movie.  He also looks at the unforgettably-titled Cowboys & Aliens, and Something Borrowed, starring Kate Hudson.

Slaughter Falls1:40 Slaughter Falls

The pseudonym is stripped away and Greg McGee is revealed as an award winning crime-writer who goes by the name of Alix Bosco.

1:30 Neo-colonial Extracts

How a failed tourist resort on the Cook Islands caught the eye of Auckland photographer, Angela Tiatia, and how her work highlights the potential pitfalls of commercial tourism in the Pacific Islands.

Angela Tiatia Neo Colonial Extracts

Angela Tiatia Neo Colonial Extracts
Angela Tiatia, Neo-colonial Extracts, 2010, (video still), courtesy of the artist.

1:50 Cav and Pag

British Opera director, Mike Ashman, who’s wrangling more than a hundred voices for opera’s most famous double act for the latest New Zealand production.

Cav Pag image

2:00 The Laugh Track

The new face of New Zealand comedy is three producers who call themselves the Downlow Concept (below). Their choices are John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, Stewart Lee and the Mighty Boosh, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.


2:20 Word Up

Bill Urale aka singer King Kapisi, who’s wanting to encourage a whole new generation of musicians, MCs and performers as the organiser of the Word Up Competition.

Word Up Kapisi

2:30 Chapter & Verse

Central Otago poet Brian Turner, who in his new collection Inside Outside, reflects on life, aging and isolation.

Inside Outside by Brian Turner

2:40 Typefaces with Kris Sowersby

Kiwi Kris Sowersby has an international market for his typefaces. We find how he does it and how typefaces fall in and out of fashion.

See some of Kris Sowersby's typefaces.

Klim Founders Grotesk


14:51 Dame Christine Cole Catley

Hugely respected journalist, publisher and author dame Christie Cole Catley, died today at the age of 88 after a brief battle with cancer. She notched up many firsts over her lifetime.

3:00 Sunday Drama: The Porlock Poisoner by Marcy Kahan

Miriam Margolyes, Fenella Woolgar and Kevin Eldon star in a comedy whodunit called The Porlock Poisoner by the award-winning playwright Marcy Kahan.