Arts on Sunday for Sunday 30 January 2011
12:40 Hong Kong born conductor working with the NZSO, Perry So
We ask why Asia continues to produce so many of the world's most highly regarded classical musicians, when we chat to one of them, Perry So (right).
12:50 The Mercury is Rising
The battle to keep the Auckland's old Mercury Theatre as a theatre venue is intensifying - we talk to Richard Howard from the Mercury is Rising Campaign.
1:00 Film critic Dan Slevin's take on the summer movie highlights and lowlights
1:30 Jennie Hasler-Jacobs
Jennie Hasler-Jacob's 'hair art' sets her apart from the pack. She uses a range of techniques from melting and crocheting hair to create her fantastical, award winning, avant-garde designs. Sonia Yee meets up with this talented Balclutha local…
New York fashion designer Diana Eng who combines new technology and fashion to create garments that look fabulous but have a way to go til they can be mass produced.
1:50 We are in Antarctica where singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn recently found inspiration - in silence
2:00 The Laugh Track
Writer and intrepid journeyman, Richard Meros (left), whose written four books while traveling throughout Asia and the Middle East.
2:25 Sculpture on the Gulf
A chat to two Ruth Watson and Paul Radford, two of the sculptors who've created site specific work for the Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf.
SOS by Ruth Watson.
2:30 Chapter & Verse
Our featured books are about painter and war artist Austen Deans…and the life and work of expat illustrator Graham Percy enchants Greg O'Brien.
2:50 Wrestling with the Spirits
The Hastings City Art Gallery starts the year by showing the work of a group of Maori artists who're in big demand in Canada.
Te Kaieke Tohoraa by Lewis Tamihana Gardiner, Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Whanau a Apanui, Ngāi Tahu.
The story of things that humans have made at different points in the period from the Stone Age to the digital age. (BBC)