Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:43 Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

On the eve of the reopening of the transformed Toitū Otago Settlers Museum we talk to the director Linda Wigley about the $37million price tag, what it's bought, and the public's expectations.

12:48 Toa Fraser

The writer of Bare and Number 2 branches out into ballet. Toa Fraser talks about his documentary on the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company production of Giselle and about his hopes for making another feature film before too long.

1:10 At The Movies

We remember 50 years of James Bond, including the latest – Skyfall – and talk to actress and former Sixties star Charlotte Rampling.

Sally Barnett cropped1:31 Street theatre

Street theatre advocate Sally Barnett (right) on her efforts to get bigger audiences by encouraging performers out of venues and onto the streets. It's accessible and free but who picks up the tab?

Event: Unwrapping Christmas in the BIG little City

1:41 British pianist Freddy Kempf

Freddy Kempf joins the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to take on Gershwin, a notoriously tricky composer.

Freddy Kempf
Pianist Freddy Kempf.

1:50 Blue Oyster Gallery

A tour of Dunedin's experimental subterranean Blue Oyster Gallery which is searching for new digs. Director Jamie Hanton is our tour guide.

Gallery: Blue Oyster Gallery

Jamie in the space
Jamie Hanton at Blue Oyster Gallery.

Chris Bourke2:05 The Laugh Track

Award-winning writer Chris Bourke of Blue Smoke fame features his favourite Kiwi novelty songs.

Exhibition: Blue Smoke - Portraits from the Lost Dawn of NZ Popular Music

Left: Chris Bourke. Photograph by Andrew Dalziel.

2:26 UpStage Festival

This week UpStage launches a festival of online live performances which can be viewed in real time by anyone around the world. This style of performance known as 'cyberformance' is a medium with endless creative possibilities for performers who come from a range of artistic practices.

UpStage on Vimeo

A page from the interactive online Cyberformance Festival Upstage
A page from the interactive online Cyberformance Festival Upstage.

2:36 200 years of New Zealand Literature

Jane Stafford and Mark Williams have produced an anthology covering more than 200 years of New Zealand Literature. We look at who's in and who's out and the response so far to the publication which has taken three years to edit.

Jane Stafford and Mark Williams
Jane Stafford and Mark Williams. Photographs by Robert Cross.

2:45 Poet Reihana Robinson

Reihana Robinson and her poetic love affair with Rona, the woman banished to the moon in Maori mythology.

2:53 Merry Isaac

Bay of Islands figurative painter and pioneering animation filmmaker, Merry Isaac, talks about her 50 years of artmaking.

Merry Isaac

3:05 The Drama Hour

Part of Phillip Mann's bizarre The Gospel According to Mickey Mouse. There's been a disaster in Disneyland, and the world as we know it lies with just one man - Sherlock Holmes.