Arts on Sunday for Sunday 7 December 2008
12:40 A Brick Caravan
A pioneer in the New Zealand ceramics, brick artist Peter Lange (right) talks about his latest hefty creation.
12:50 Landscapes to Music
Father and son photographer and musician, Grant and Rhian Sheehan, talk about their book about New Zealand landscapes which you can read to music.
1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris
A look at the latest James Bond movie - Quantum of Solace. And, by contrast, two little independent movies - from Sweden the drama Suddenly, and from America, the high school documentary American Teen.
1:30 Visual Arts
An assessment of the year in visual arts with Andrew Clifford (below left) in Auckland, Elizabeth O'Connor (below middle) in Christchurch and Mark Amery (below right) in Wellington.
1:50 The Painted Garden
Christopher Johnstone walks us through the history of the New Zealand Garden as portrayed in art over the past 180 or so years.
2:00 The Laugh Track
Visiting Australian comedian Mickey Dee (right) fills us in on the best of his comedic compatriots
2:20 Sculpture Documentary
Sculptor Terry Stringer (below right) let filmmaker Bruce Morrison (below left) behind the scenes of his studio for a rare glimpse of Terry's practice. The doco shows on Artsville on Sunday 14 December on TV One.
2:30 Writer's Block
Sonja Yelich imagines life as a teenage American marine in Iraq in her new poetry collection Get Some, while Stephanie Johnson reveals an old man's terrible secret in her new novel, Swimmers' Rope.
Lucy Orbell considers the state of editing in the New Zealand publishing industry.
3:00 Theatre Review
Penny Ashton reviews The Reindeer Monologues at Auckland's Basement theatre.
3:07pm Radio Drama: Madness You Can Trust by Brian Sergent
A survival story based on the writer's own experience of time spent in a 'psych' ward. By turns funny and heart wrenching it is ultimately a tale about the victory of the human spirit over adversity.