Arts on Sunday for Sunday 23 September 2012
12:43 Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords and now Two Little Boys fame
Bret McKenzie talks about his time with movie-making team Rob and Duncan Sarkies, ballet-dancing and cricket.
12:48 Opera on New Zealand
Christchurch loses its own opera company but New Zealand gains a truly national opera institution. Aidan Lang (right) from NBR New Zealand Opera explains.
1:10 At The Movies
Simon Morris talks to Lynn Shelton, director of a neat little comedy-drama called Your Sister's Sister…
1:31 Alex Monteith: Rena
Multi-media artist Alex Monteith on her exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Rena grounding disaster, and on making history with an exhibition in Frankfurt.
Alex Monteith, Rena Video Frames, Waihi.
1:42 Going Solo
Sophie Roberts (right), a young actor and director who's already won awards for both skills, and has been nominated for a playwriting award as well – and she only left Toi Whakaari five years ago. Now she's helping this year's Toi graduates with their crucial Go Solo performances.
1:54 One of the lead dancers at WOW, Alex Leonhartsberger
Alex Leonhartsberger talks about just how tough it is wearing some WOW costumes that can be heavy, awkward and hot!
Alex and WOW artistic director Malia Johston during rehearsals for the Hong Kong show earlier this year.
2:05 The Laugh Track
Respected Shakespearean actress Jennifer Ward Lealand and slapstick comedian Jimmy James Fletcher, who are co-starring on the TV series Auckland Daze.
2:26 Matiu Somes: The Next Chapter
An exhibition showcasing the works of artists from around New Zealand who took part in a weekend residency on Matiu/Somes Scientific and Historic Reserve earlier this year. Sonia Sly speaks to Christchurch artist Ben Reid, Auckland artist Stanley Palmer and Dunedin-based German artist- Inge Doesburg about aliens, predators and hidden messages. Matiu Somes: The Next Chapter is on at Wellington Solander Gallery and runs from 26 September to 27 October 2012.
Ben Reid, always to islanders, danger is what comes over the sea, woodcut, 360mm x 530mm, 2012.
2:35 Houses of Stone
Janet Bateman, the widow of long time publisher David Bateman speaks about the fulfilment of his life long dream, to publish his own novel….but sadly, he left it just too late to see Houses of Stone printed.
Left: The cover of David Bateman's book Houses of Stone. Right: Janet and David Bateman.
2:47 Flashback Tales and Treasures of Taranaki
Tōtara paepae, from Flashback Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. A67.135.
3:05 The Drama Hour
Part two of Roger Hall's play, Who wants to be 100? Anyone who's 99! featuring the late, great Grant Tilly.