Arts on Sunday

Sunday 21 October 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

Jane Wrightson12:48 Homegrown TV - NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson

Homegrown TV drama is expensive – and every hit show means three or four programmes that can’t get made.  And what happens to TV drama when an ambitious new series like TV3’s Hope and Wire takes $5 million out of the kitty?  These are decisions to be made by the funding body NZ On Air. Right: Jane Wrightson.

1:10 At The Movies

The new Taken is more of the same – Liam Neeson, swarthy Albanians, kidnapped family – but no longer in Paris...

1:31 Fresh Meat

We ask Maori screenwriter and novelist Briar Grace Smith "what's a nice playwright like you doing writing a splatter-movie like Fresh Meat?" (follow this link at your peril).

Axel and Jeff1:41 Creative Giants

In what it describes as a New Zealand first, Palmerston North's city council have developed a website, Creative Giants, which details 50 creative souls born in the region, from musician Billy TK, to artist Shane Cotton to opera sensation Anna Leese to comedian John Clarke. Axel De Maupeou d'Ableiges is the council's cultural coordinator and actor and artistic director of Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre, Jeff Kingsford-Brown, is one of the featured creatives. Pictured: Axel De Maupeou d'Ableiges and Jeff Kingsford-Brown.

1:50 Actor, director, narrator and child actor wrangler Rachel House

Star of stage and screen and recently honoured as a 2012 New Zealand Arts Laureate.

2:05 The Laugh Track

Singer Mel Parsons who's in the midst of a tour of the country's highways and byways. Her show's called The Bitches' Box & Mel Parsons.

See a video of Mel Parson's new single 'I'll Go'.

Bitches
The Bitches Box & Mel Parsons
 

2:26 Tony Tia & Scott Gardiner

Two of the artists taking part in Auckland's ArtWeek…Tony Tia who's painting a triptych in public at the Ponsonby Markets for 10 days and Scott Gardiner who's doing some arty speed dating.

2:35 240 Years of New Zealand Painting

Years NZ painting cover

One of the seminal books on New Zealand art history has been updated… Ed Hanfling on 240 Years of New Zealand Painting, on choosing artists to represent the best last two decades of painters. The new edition is published by David Bateman.

Hank Snell2:45 Filmmaker Hank Snell

Hank Snell (left) shares some of the stories he's recorded working with disabled and disadvantaged young people. He's about to take filmmaking workshops at the Interact Festival in Auckland.

 

Video: Balls of Steel
The outcome of a two-day video workshop facilitated by Hank Snell during the 2011 Interact Disability Arts Festival.

2:56 Pacific Post

Erin Harrington reviews Pacific Post, a homegrown play based on family letters written during the second world war. The play's just premiered at Christchurch's Court Theatre.

Pacific Post MED
Amy Straker and Ross McKellar in Pacific Post

3:05 The Drama Hour

The final episode of The Mumbai Chuzzlewits. Mickey Chuzzlewit has disappeared without trace and scheming relatives are closing in on his grandfather Martin's fortune.

See the BBC website for more information.

Audio

Audio from Sunday 21 October 2012

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Homegrown TV ( 17′ 58″ )

    12:48 Homegrown TV drama is expensive - and every hit show means three or four programmes that can't get made. And what happens to TV drama when an ambitious new series like TV3's Hope and Wire takes $5 million out of the kitty? These are decisions to be made by the funding body NZ On Air. Lynn talked to NZ On Air chief executive, Jane Wrightson.

  • Fresh Meat ( 7′ 44″ )

    13:30 We ask Maori screenwriter and novelist Briar Grace Smith, what is a nice playwright doing writing a splatter-movie like Fresh Meat?

  • Creative Giants ( 7′ 3″ )

    13:40 In what it describes as a New Zealand first, Palmerston North's city council have developed a website, Creative Giants, which details 50 creative souls born in the region, from musician Billy TK, to artist Shane Cotton to opera sensation Anna Leese to comedian John Clarke. Axel De Maupeou d'Ableiges is the council's cultural coordinator and actor and artistic director of Palmerston North's Centrepoint Theatre, Jeff Kingsford-Brown, is one of the featured creatives.

  • Rachel House ( 18′ 6″ )

    13:50 Star of stage and screen and recently honoured as a 2012 New Zealand Arts Laureate.

  • The Laugh Track ( 14′ 24″ )

    14:10 Today's guest is Mel Parsons.

  • Artweek ( 9′ 10″ )

    14:25 Tony Tia and Scott Gardiner are two artists who will be participating in Auckland's Artweek from this Friday.

  • 100 Years of New Zealand Painting ( 16′ 50″ )

    14:36 Gil Docking wrote the first edition of '100 Years of New Zealand Painting', now art historian and critic Ed Hanfling has covered the following 20 years.

  • InterAct 2012 ( 9′ 21″ )

    14:45 Hank Snell is a NZ-based Canadian filmmaker who works with disadvantaged youth with disabilities to give them a voice and creative outlet. He'll be running filmmaking courses at the upcoming InterAct Disability festival in Auckland.

  • Pacific Post ( 4′ 31″ )

    14:55 Erin Harrington reviews Pacific Post, which has just premiered at the Court Theatre in Christchurch.