Arts on Sunday for Sunday 16 May 2010
12:40 Kiwi art in Australia
We cross the ditch to find out from arts reviewer Josie McNaught about two major art exhibitions involving Kiwis in Australia…… the 17th Sydney Biennale and the Unnerved exhibition of New Zealand art on show in Brisbane.
12:50 Curating Pacific Art
The country's Pacific Arts Capital, Manukau, is in the midst of celebrating what's been achieved so far in the arts produced there, and looking ahead to the future. We hold a precursor to a forum on curating Pacific Art.
Sandra Bullock crowns an interesting year with an Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side.
1:30 The Freddys Show
Fat Freddys Drop is about to drop in to a theatre near you with a 3D extravaganza - and we find out how the band has built up its international following.
1:40 Paula Steeds-Huston
We meet the new head of Contemporary Dance at the New Zealand School of Dance, Paula Steeds-Huston (left), who's CV includes working as a choreographer and performer on Lord of the Rings, The Lost World and music videos.
1:50 Jim Logan and Patrician Deadman
A chat with two visiting Canadian artists (pictured right) who make sure people don't forget what life is really like on Indian reserves.
2:00 The Laugh Track
Actress Lyndee-Jane Rutherford (left) entertains people for a living. She tells us what makes her laugh.
2:25 Dave Armstrong drops in to review Opera New Zealand's latest version of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Lucy Orbell discovers a futuristic vision of a world where beauty is everything - and women rule. Andrea du Chatenier's sculpture exhibition, Goldenage, sets a scene of feminine desire and excess.
From Goldenage by Andrea du Chatenier. Images courtesy of the New Dowse.
2:40 Simon looks at the often thorny issue of turning a successful and much loved novel into a successful and much loved movie
2:50 Pear Shaped
A new play set in and performed smack in the middle of Auckland's North Shore.
Devonport Theatre Company presents Pear Shaped by Andy Saker.
3:00 Sunday Drama
The Blackening by Paul Rothwell, in which three brothers find they are doomed to do what has been done to them.