Arts on Sunday

Sunday 16 September 2012, with Lynn Freeman, Simon Morris & Sonia Sly

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

12:43 Remembering Don Binney

12:48 The Toronto Film Festival

NZ Film Festival director Bill Gosden reports in from the Toronto Film Festival where several New Zealand movies have earned standing ovations.

1:10  At The Movies

Simon Morris reviews Hysteria, Wunderkinder and Hit and Run

1:31 The Les and Milly Paris Art Collection

Ahead of one of the art auctions of the year, we remember the Les and Milly Paris Art Collection, gathered over decades of the Wellington couple falling in love with works of art. A candid Milly gives an interview in her art filled lounge before the works that won’t accompany to her new home in Australia, are taken down for sale. See a video of the works.

Gallery: photographs taken by Lynn Freeman at Les and Milly Paris's home

Milly Paris
Milly Paris.

1:17 Celebrating Women in Construction

Anything a man can do….a woman might do differently and that’s positive as far as the women who work in the construction industry are concerned. ‘Celebrating Women in Construction’ is a photo exhibition organised by NAWIC: National Association of Women in Construction which launches at Thistle Hall gallery this week. Their goal is to showcase the diversity of roles and contribution that women are making in all aspects of the industry; archaeology, plastering, engineering, carpentry, abseil painting and more. Sonia Sly meets some of the women who have become reluctant poster girls for the exhibition.

Gallery: Celebrating Women in Construction

Celebrating Women in Construction Clare painter images courtesy of NAWIC
Celebrating Women in Construction: Clare (painter). Images courtesy of NAWIC.

2:05 The Laugh Track

Vince Martin, the face of a NZ tyre company’s ad campaign for years and now the baddie in the film Kiwi Flyer.

Angela Wells and Margo JS2:26  Body Art

We find out about the pitfalls and possibilities of using the human body as a canvas. Margo JG and Angela Wells run Wellington body art business Lulu’s Face and Body Art. They’re about to compete against each other at the upcoming New Zealand Body Art Showcase.

Right: Angela Wells and Margo JS.

2:35  Chapter & Verse

Out featured writers are Gregory O’Brien, talking about his book on a painter with one of the brightest palettes in New Zealand art history, Pat Hanly, while first time novelist Kirsten McDougall (pictured below) lands her protagonist, Phillip Fetch, with the ghost of his mother in her book, The Invisible Rider.

Gallery: images from Pat Hanly by Gregory O’Brien

Kirsten McDougall Sml

3:05   The Drama Hour

Part one of the Roger Hall comedy Who wants to be 100?  Anyone who’s 99!

Audio

Audio from Sunday 16 September 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Remembering Don Binney ( 7′ 46″ )

    12:44 Painter, birdwatcher and conservationist Don Binney died on Friday. For over five decades he was hugely respected for his depictions of landscapes and particularly of native birds. He worked in oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink and carbon pencil.

  • The Toronto Film Festival ( 9′ 19″ )

    12:51 New Zealand Film Festival director Bill Gosden reports in from the Toronto Film Festival where several New Zealand movies have earned standing ovations.

  • The Les and Milly Paris Art Collection ( 16′ 4″ )

    13:34 Ahead of one of the art auctions of the year, we remember the Les and Milly Paris Art Collection, gathered over decades of the Wellington couple falling in love with works of art.

  • Celebrating Women in Construction ( 11′ 23″ )

    13:46 Anything a man can do a woman might do differently and that's positive as far as the women who work in the construction industry are concerned.

  • Body Art ( 18′ 46″ )

    14:26 Lynn went to find out about the pitfalls and possibilities of using the human body as a canvas.

  • Pat Hanly ( 8′ 38″ )

    14:36 Gregory O'Brien, talking about his book on a painter with one of the brightest palettes in New Zealand art history, Pat Hanly.

  • Kirsten McDougall ( 11′ 6″ )

    14:45 First time novelist Kirsten McDougall lands her protagonist, Phillip Fetch, with the ghost of his mother in her book, The Invisible Rider.