Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:40 The revival of an ambitious redevelopment plan for the historic Sergeant Gallery in Whanganui

The project was shelved during the time of the former mayor Michael Laws and his council. But it's back and fundraising for the $20 million project is underway with the full support of current mayor, Annette Main.

Sargeant Gallery
Artist's impression of the proposal.

12:50 SEEK

A new project is encouraging people to donate pre-loved children's winter clothing and shoes in exchange for an original artwork. Helping Mangere children get through winter are artists Dion Hitchens, James Ormsby and Bill Riley. We talk to Dion and Bill about the idea behind their collaboration.

Dan Slevin1:00 In lieu of At the Movies

While Simon Morris has a cup of tea and a lie down after Matinee Idle, we're joined by film critic Dan Slevin (right).

1:30 Make My Movie winners

Filmmakers Dean Hewison and Richard Falkner who beat out 700 other entries to win the inaugural $100,000 prize to make their feature film – How To Watch Girls from a Distance – about a stalker in search of love.

About Make My Movie

Richard Stalks Dean
Richard stalks Dean.

1:40 Competition

A radio variation of a literary parlour game.

1:50 Auckland's 12th annual International Buskers Festival

We talk to one of a band of international buskers who have taken over Auckland’s busy streets this weekend. First they have to round up an audience – that's what our guest hula hoop artist Lisa Lottie from the Netherlands will be about to do as we call her on Auckland's Vulcan Lane.

Gallery: buskers attending this year's festival

Lisa Lottie Copy
Contortionist Lisa Lottie.

2:00 The Laugh Track

We find out about the New Zealand Comedy Guild and its director Aaron Beard takes us though some of the just announced 2011 comedy winners.

2:25 Tu

Playwright and director Hone Kouka drops in to talk about his wildly amibitous theatre project – taking Patricia Grace's epic novel and turning it into a stage production.

Left: Hone Kouka (photograph by Matt Grace). Right: Te Kare and Jarod Rawiri (front) in Tu (photograph by Aneta Ruth).

2:40 Wellington's Writers and Readers Festival

We're in conversation with Anne Chamberlain, the woman charged with organising Wellington's Writers and Readers Festival, to find out what she has lined up, what readers really expect from these kinds of events, and her intriguing CV which includes acting, performing with her sisters in a successful cabaret group and writing responses to Michael Palin’s fan mail.

Writers and Readers
From left: Festival organiser Anne Chamberlain and guest writers Germaine Greer, Thomas Friedman (photograph courtesy Josh Haner and New York Times) and Tim Flannery (photograph by Adam Bruzonne).

2:50 Designer Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk is the first New Zealander to win a World Architecture News Award in the commercial category. Not only that, he's a one man band who was up against international firms with hundreds of employees. He's designed a series of buildings for Waitako Tainui.

Gallery: Concept Design by Hamish Monk

3D Animation of Hopuhopu Masterplan designed by Hamish Monk Architecture. Visualisation by Urban Voyage.

3:00 The Sunday Drama

The second and final part of Think of a Garden.