Navigation for Arts on Sunday

Cameron Curd12:43 Film archivist Cameron Curd

A New Zealand film archivist has made history of his own, by scoring one of a handful of places at America's Selznick School of Film Preservation in New York State. Cameron Curd (right) is currently a curator and archivist at the Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki. Anyone wanting to help him can contact him at

12:48 New Zealand Book Awards

This year's New Zealand Book Awards judges make a plea for more fiction award finalists just a few years after the number was reduced. Why, and what are their chances of being heard by the organisers?

1:10 At the Movies

An extended interview with respected English director Terence Davies.

1:31 Deirdre Tarrant

We salute Deirdre Tarrant (below right), who's leaving the Footnote Dance company she founded 26 years ago… though she's not leaving her famous dance studios on Wellington's Cuba Street.

Footnote and Deidre Tarrant

1:43 Rip It Up

Thirty years of our premier rock magazine – founding editors Murray Cammick and Alastair Dougal remember the start of Rip It Up.

1:55 Enlightenment

Richard Mays reviews Enlightenment, which has just had its New Zealand premiere in Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre.

2:05 The Laugh Track

Actor and poet Peter Bland remembers working with some of the comedy greats, from Dave Allen to Bob Hope.

2:25 Samoa-New Zealand artistic exchange

Visiting Samoan video maker Galumalemana Steven Percival heads a cultural exchange from Samoa. We compare and contrast the Samoan and New Zealand art and craft scenes.

Gallery: Samoan Heritage Artists

Members of the CNZ Samoa Cultural Exchange Project

2:35 Chapter & Verse

Our featured writers are visiting haiku authority, American Jim Kacian, and Mary Edmond-Paul (below left) who talks about her latest book about writer and journalist Robyn Hyde.

Mary Paul and Cover

2:50 Looking Outside In

Established in 1993 Pablos Art Studio accommodates more than 100 artists a year and was set up as a community art space primarily for those who have experience with mental illness. The workspace and materials are provided free of charge and the artists themselves have varying skill levels, some with formal art school backgrounds. Sonia Sly went along for a tour with art tutor Menno Huibers, and had the pleasure of a portrait sitting with artist Charles Cunningham.

Gallery: Pablos Art Studio and Roar! Gallery

Charles Sonia Menno
Left: artist Charles Cunningham. Centre: Sonia's portrait by Charles. Right: tutor Menno Huibers.

3:05 The Drama Hour

We continue with our season of New Shorts plays - this week a quirky romance from Dan Bain. Go Solo features Jessica Grace Smith and more from the Skin Writing series.