Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:43 Apparatus

Nadine Smith is a nurse and an artist, who uses discarded medical equipment to create artworks that are beautiful and meaningful. Her exhibition at Quoil Gallery in Wellington is called Apparatus.

Gallery: work by Nadine Smith

Work by Nadine Smith
Work by Nadine Smith.

Blair French cropped12:48 SCAPE

Blair French (right) is the curator behind an ambitious line up at this year's SCAPE outdoor art exhibition in Christchurch. We discuss among other things the delicacy of putting up art works on spaces once occupied by buildings which have special meaning to the city's people.

1:10 At The Movies

1:35 Richard Campion (1924-2013)

Pioneer is one of those overused words, but its true of theatre director Richard Campion who died on Tuesday. Ten years ago Lynn interviewed Richard about his time heading the New Zealand Players, working with Bruce Mason, and his views on contemporary theatre. We play excerpts from that interview in his memory.

1:46 Q Theatre

With new theatres being built in Auckland, classical musicians have started asking where their special performance space is. The surprising answer seems to be Q Theatre. Built as a live theatre venue, its upstairs loft space has nevertheless become home to classical and contemporary art musicians. So why do they want to leave behind the concert chambers, churches and lecture halls they played in before? The answer is easy.

The NZ Trio. Images courtesy of The NZ Trio.

2:05 The Laugh Track

Sarah Smythe and Thomasin Sleigh, producers of the intriguing variety shows staged in community halls, Old Hall Gigs.

Old Hall Gigs
Old Hall Gigs.

2:26 Karl Chitham on James Turkington

A conversation with curator Karl Chitham about James Turkington, one of New Zealand's top and most prolific muralists who died in 1979. He's being remembered in a retrospective of his life and work hosted by Rotorua Museum.

James Turkington photograph by Herald Weekly News date unknown courtesy of Patricia Moss
Left: James Turkington 'Hinemoa and Tutanekai' mural (detail),1964, Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa.
Right: James Turkington (1895-1979), photograph by Herald & Weekly News, date unknown, courtesy of Patricia Moss.

2:35 Writers Amy Head and Paddy Richardson

Short story writer Amy Head, who's set her historic and contemporary tales on the South Island's rugged West Coast. She's called the collection Tough (VUP). Meanwhile crime writer Paddy Richardson puts her journalist-heroine Rebecca Thorne in several thorny situations in Cross Fingers (Hachette NZ).

Writers Amy Head and Paddy Richardson

2:52 Expat cartoonist Brent Harpur

Brent Harpur is hoping to 'up' the profile of New Zealand artists taking part in a show he's curating in the heart of Melbourne.

Brent Harpur portrait

3:05 The Drama Hour

The final episode of The Silver Fiddle, and one of the winners of the New Shorts writing competition - Andy James' The Audio Files of the Morepork.