Saturday, February 09, 2013

Arts on Sunday 10 February 2013 - Radio New Zealand National

12:43 The Physics Room reopens
A welcome return to Christchurch's CBD - the contemporary art space The Physics Room reopens two years after the big shake. Director Melanie Oliver describes what's changed and what's stayed the same. The Physics Room reopens this Wednesday with Louise Menzies' exhibition 'World, Business, Lifestyle, Sport'.

12:48 Hamilton's council-owned theatre spaces Hamiltonians are being asked if they want to keep subsidising three council owned theatre spaces. Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker explains the reasons behind the move and the implications for local theatre companies if any of the venues are closed down.

1:10 Movies with Simon Morris
Simon Morris drops by for a catch up of the latest batch of movies and to chat to the director of the Kiwi film Mt Zion.   

1:31 The Cuba Street Project
Fiona Gunter-Firth escorts us around Wellington's creative hub, Cuba Street, as part of a multi media art installation  she's created about its past, present and future. The Cuba Street Project opens on Friday February 15 on the street itself and online as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival.

1:41 Judy Darragh
Judy Darragh's art is sought after by many collectors - at the same time she's an avid collector herself. She talks about how she got started, what kind of art objects catch her eye and what makes a sound investment.

1:48 Silo Park Summer of Sculpture
Auckland's Summer of Sculpture exhibition at Silo Park in the Wynyard Quarter is designed as a celebration of the best work of the city's best sculptors, the show gives old favourites a new home on the waterfront. Justin Gregory got in the way last week as the artists installed their works.

2:05 The Laugh Track
Comedian and poster designer Hadley Donaldson.

2:25 Writer Donna Malane
Writer for screen and page Donna Malane on writing crime fiction, tackling the troublesome second novel, and her latest on-screen project, a drama about conscientious objector Archibald Baxter.

2:35 Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Visiting Professor John Batchelor presents poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson in a new light - as a shrewd businessman and ingenious self-brander in his biography called Tennyson: To strive, to seek, to find which is published by Random. John Batchelor is giving a talk about Tennyson at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this Tuesday.

2:45 African art in Whanganui
Desmond Bovey takes Paul Diamond on a tour of his extensive collection of African art, which is on show at Whanganui's Regional Museum.

3:05 The Drama Hour
The first part of Elspeth Sandy's series Shaping Up, and the premiere of Glen Walker's drama about international politics, personal politics and compromise, it's called Meltdown and written by Glen Walker.

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