Navigation for Arts on Sunday

28 March 2010

12:40 Paul McGann

During his career he's been on board ship in Hornblower, been a murder suspect in both Poirot and Mrs Marple mysteries, starred alongside Susan Hampshire in Hotel and appeared in a movie called Lesbian Vampire Killers. Another appearance was as the 8th Doctor Who (as pictured below), and that's why Paul is in Christchurch this weekend for the Armageddon Expo.

Paul McGann

Philip Tremewan12:50 Philip Tremewan

After troubled financial times with a budget blowout and the sacking of its director last year, the Christchurch Arts Festival has a new person at the helm. Philip Tremewan (right) explains his plans and priorities for the festival.

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Simon Morris at the latest from the Jason Bourne team - Green Zone, starring Matt Damon - and a film based on Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road. He also wonders at the busy career of Scotsman Gerard Butler.

1:30 Herb and Dorothy Vogel

The story of two New York art collectors whose little flat became a gallery of American art collected over decades. Neither earned much, but they lived on one salary and spend the other on collecting art. After several decades of acquisitions, they could have sold the collection for millions, instead they gifted it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Herb and Dorothy
Herb and Dorothy Vogel

Paul Lewis 1:40 Paul Lewis

The British silent film composer has created a music score to accompany rare film footage of life in NZ from the 1920s to the 1960s. The scenes range from the 1926 Royal Show, to a trip to Aoraki Mt Cook to the 1967 Orange Festival in the Bay of Plenty. Paul will be playing his score at the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga over Easter.

1:46 Elizabeth Smither

New Plymouth writer Elizabeth Smither talks about her new novel Lola.

1:50 John Reynolds: Nomadology

Band set lists, song lyrics, the top ten auction prices for New Zealand art, and the entire New Plymouth Street Directory and an LED motorway sign work listing dead philosophers names and the often ironic ways in which they died, all play a part in an exhibition John Reynolds calls NOMADOLOGY [Loitering with Intent].

WORKS END 2008 by John Reynolds. Images courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite.

2:00 The Laugh Track with Dylan Horrocks

He's one of the few New Zealanders to break into the world of the big American comic markets. The graphic novel that got their attention, Hicksville, has just had its first New Zealand publication 12 years after it appeared overseas.

Dylan Horrocks pictured right in a self-portrait.

Christine Adaire

2:25 Christine Adaire

Christine (right), who's a professor at Roosevelt University in the USA is also a voice coach, an actor and a director with a special love of Shakespeare. She's currently working with students at Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School.

2:35 Expat Martin Edmond and Australian writer Jill Jones

Speakers at the Home and Away 2010 Trans Tasman Poetry Symposium at Auckland University starting on Tuesday.

2:51 Don Peebles

We replay a piece from 2008 in which Lynn spoke with Don Peebles just after his last exhibition. The Christchurch painter who died yesterday (aged 88) was named an Arts Foundation Icon in 2008.

3:10 Christine Webster

Her photographs have surprised, shocked and provoked discussion since she burst onto the New Zealand arts scene in the 1980s. Christine works with nudity, eroticism and subversion, she mixes up genders and these days is looking into the Facebook and skype realms.

Black Carnival
Left: Christine Webster Black Carnival #1 1993. Cibachrome. Collection of
the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Centre: Christine Webster Black Carnival #56 1995. Cibachrome. Collection of
the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Right: Christine Webster Black Carnival #18 1993. Cibachrome. Collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Reproduced courtesy of the artist

3:20 The Sunday Drama: The Days of Sail

Bill Manhire's satirical musing on National Identity.

3:40 The Gullibles - episode 4

In this week's installment, Ray and the team deal with ergonomic seats, parking cheats and a mouse in a toaster.