Arts on Sunday for Sunday 29 April 2012
12:40 SCAPE Public Art Development Workshop: Christchurch artists Missy Bennets and Sophie Jones
Christchurch artists are being primed to contribute to the new city as it takes shape, in a move that it's hoped will also prevent an exodus of young creatives.
From left: SCAPE Public Art Development Workshop, Missy Bennets and Sophie Jones.'
12:50 Super City
Madeline Sami's show Super City has caught the attention of ABC bosses in America, gets some tips on how to write for that market from US TV producer Greg Berendt.
1:00 At the Movies
New Zealand film The Most Fun You Can Have Dying takes the big Kiwi OE to extremes.
1:30 Listener's Pick
A visiting Australian dance company performing to the music of Nick Cave.
1:35 Disappear in Light
Documentary maker Leonie Reynolds and her subject, writer and performer Jo Randerson reveal the determination, anguish and joy that goes into getting a new play up on stage.
Maori TV revisits and films six Maori plays and gives them a prime time slot. The producer of Atamira is Bailey Mackey, and we also talk to one of the playwrights, Briar Grace Smith, about what this opportunity to extend the audience for her plays means to her.
2:00 The Laugh Track
Visiting English comedian, Milton Jones plays us his favourite tracks.
2:25 Gisborne Concert Bands
Whilst guitars and rock n' roll threaten the culture of the concert band, in Gisborne they're intent on keeping them alive. The region has three bands and a long standing history as Sonia Sly finds out.
The Mezzo Band has consistently gained Silver Awards at the NZ Concert Bands Association National North Island Concert Band Festivals from 2009. The Senior Band has gained Silver or Gold (2007) at the same festivals but does not go every year. Last year several Mezzo players attained gold and silver awards in the solo and ensemble sections of the national festival in New Plymouth.
2:35 Chapter & Verse
Poet Richard Langston, whose fifth collection Things Lay in Pieces starts with a sequence about the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake … while in The Open World, novelist Stephanie Johnson tells a story of secrets and half truths based on the life of one of her ancestors.
2:50 Goldsmith Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler
One of the growing number of Waiheke Island artists whose work is in demand here and overseas. Christine Hafermalz-Wheeler celebrates her 40 years as a goldsmith with exhibitions in Wellington, Stuttgart and Hong Kong.
3:00 The Drama Hour
The second part of Gary Henderson's new play, News Bomb, another episode of Skin Writing and a visit from Esther Green and Simon Leary from You Me … Now!