Arts on Sunday

Sunday 2 May 2010, with Lynn Freeman

Standing Room Only has taken over from Arts On Sunday – it has the same team of presenter Lynn Freeman, producer Simon Morris and journalists Justin Gregory and Sonia Sly.

Listener favourites At The Movies and The Laugh Track aren’t going anywhere either. There will though be some new ideas, a broader range of stores and more music, as selected by Simon (of Matinee Idle fame).

Show notes

12:40 International museum consultant Elaine Heumann Gurian

Elaine Heumann Gurian was involved in setting up Te Papa and says it must and will keep changing with the times.

12:50 2010 Arts Foundation Patrons recipient Beth Ellery

Fashion designers and artists benefit from the naming of the 2010 Arts Foundation Patrons. Fashion house founders and art lovers Gus and Irene Fisher, have picked Beth Ellery as one of four artists to be awarded $10,000.

1:00 At the Movies

Simon Morris looks at two movies with the year's most self-evident titles - the comedy Hot Tub Time Machine and the romantic tear-jerker Dear John. He also visits a new French thriller - Anything For Her, starring German actress Diane Kruger.

1:30 The University of Otago's new mixing desk

We take you into a studio with gear that's so flash, it will become the centre of Dunedin's busy music scene - as musicians abandon making CDs on their computers in their garages and head back into the studio.

1:50 Observation / Action / Reflection

Christchurch artist Andrew Drummond on 30 years of sculpture, drawing, installations, photography and creating high tech work in and about the great outdoors.


Left and right: Viewing Device, Counter Rotating (2009 - 2010), images courtesy of the artist and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Centre:
Andrew Drummond Vented Hanging Device with Shelter 1994. Mixed media. Reproduced courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Lloyd Park

2:00 The Laugh Track: English stand up Andrew O'Neill


Andrew O'Neill

2:20 ERUPT

Taupo is about to erupt, but in a good non-disruptive kind of way, with two big names in dance and music - Shona McCullagh and Mike Hodgson, collaborating on a work for the city's Arts Festival.


Underland Domain, an interactive installation from Shona McCullagh & Mike Hodgins.

2:30 Chapter and Verse

Short story writer and novelist Charlotte Grimshaw, who writes about New Zealand's current political landscape in her book, The Night Book, published by Random House.

2:50 Lucy Orbell goes in search of Pumpkin Cottage and the bohemian artists who used to frequent it

Bohemians of the Brush: Pumpkin Cottage painters will tour nationwide when it finishes at Expressions in June.


James Nairn, Portrait of Jane Rea Jones, 1894, watercolour. Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre Pumpkin Cottage Paintings Collection, gifted by Ernest and Shirley Cosgrove.

3:00 The Sunday Drama: How to Make Your First Billion, by Matthew Solon

Our Sunday Drama-documentary follows the ups and downs of a small group trying to create a website business - and help save the world. It's a fictionalised insight into internet start-ups, but the cast of actors is supplemented by number of Silicon Valley millionaires, being themselves as they offer genuine advice on how to succeed in the digital world.

Audio

Audio from Sunday 2 May 2010

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  • Te Papa ( 8′ 44″ )

    12:43 One of the overseas consultants who helped shape Te Papa, American Elain Heumann Gurian, believes the national museum is about to enter a new phase.

  • Arts Patron ( 6′ 34″ )

    12:50 Fashion designer Beth Ellery is one of four people selected by fashion and art lovers Gus and Irene Fisher to share in their awards as 2010 Art Patrons of the Year.

  • State-of-the-art music studio ( 16′ 25″ )

    13:35 In Dunedin, a new multi-million dollar 100-plus channel recording desk will change the way musicians think about recording their tracks.

  • Andrew Drummond ( 13′ 12″ )

    13:50 Andrew Drummond has been producing indoor and outdoor sculpture for 30 years.

  • Underland Domain ( 8′ 09″ )

    14:30 "Underland Domain"is an interactive installation of light, sound and movement which has been commissioned for Taupo's Erupt festival.

  • Charlotte Grimshaw - The Night Book ( 14′ 51″ )

    14:40 In The Night Book, Charlotte Grimshaw has taken a character we first met in her two interlinked short story collections.

  • Pumpkin Cottage ( 11′ 01″ )

    14:50 Back in 1895 a bunch of would-be Bohemian artists took up residence in Pumpkin Cottage, north of Wellington.