Navigation for Arts on Sunday

12:40 The New Zealand Film Commission’s Statement of Intent

The last couple of years have seen a wide range of New Zealand films, with a wide range of success at the box office.  Boy, The Topp Twins and Home by Christmas did well – others, rather less well. The New Zealand Film Commission has issued a new Statement of Intent, and Simon Morris looks into what that intent is.

1:00 At The Movies

Simon Morris and International Film Festival director Bill Gosden look at some of the highlights of this year's festival - including the winner at Cannes, The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt; a brand-new print of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver;  Albanian dramas; Congolese thrillers – and sex, drugs and rock'n'roll in fundamentalist Iran.

1:30 The arts in Lyttelton

Lyttelton artists and musicians band together to push for a new arts centre to be part of the rebuild plans for the quake-hit township.

Trent Hiles and Elfi Spiewack in Lytttelton

Greer Twiss1:40 Auckland sculptor Greer Twiss (right) on being named one of New Zealand's 20 Living Arts Icons

The Icon Awards are limited to a living circle of 20 stellar New Zealand artists and are the Arts Foundation's highest honour. 


1:50 The Mark Lampe/Tesla Studio Photographic Negative Collection

Whanganui celebrates the return of a big part of its cultural history - tens of thousands of negatives by local photographer Mark Lampe.

See some of the photographs

Wanganui Girls College Dining Room, c1950

2:00 The Laugh Track

jane kellerEntertainer Jane Keller (left), talks about baby boomer humour. 

Her show Boomers Behaving Badly has just finished a three week sell-out season at Circa in Wellington.


2:20 Hamlet Dies at the End

A librarian, a bus driver and a man who fought Nazis are just some of the characters who feature in Hamlet Dies at the End, Gavin McGibbon's new play which explores the heart and humour within the unexpected realm of community theatre. Sonia Sly heads in to meet the professional cast to get the dirt on some real-life horror stories from their pasts.

2:30 Chapter & Verse

Vincent O'Sullivan is our featured writer. His latest collection of poetry is called The Movie May be Slightly Different.

movie different

2:40 Schola Cantorum

Christ's College Choir prepares to leave Christchurch to take on Europe and to leave the events of the past 10 months behind for a short while.

christ college choir

2:50 What Lies Beneath

Wellington artist Gabby O'Connor and her obsession with what's below the tip of the iceberg.

View research images for What Lies Beneath

Gabby O’Connor, research image for What Lies Beneath, 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

What Lies Beneath will feature the massive form of a handcrafted iceberg, made from tissue paper on a suspended superstructure.

3:00 One Day Moko

Actor and playwright, Tim Carlsen, whose debut solo show considers the lives of the urban homeless in New Zealand.

One Day Moko by Tim Carlsen

3:10 The Sunday Drama

The final episode of the international thriller Severed Threads...