Sunday, May 28, 2017

Standing Room Only

Arts stories for 05/28/2017
Standing Room Only

Standing Room Only for 05/28/2017

Standing Room Only is literally radio with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make life worth living.

Full programme details are available on the Standing Room Only webpage

Getting your kit off...for art!

What would possess someone to volunteer to be a life drawing model? If you are an artist, is it all right to talk during class? Zoe George gets model Virginia Kennard to bare all regarding life-drawing classes.
May 28, 2017 02:55 pm

Sarah Quigley's new novel The Suicide Club

Three loners who're struggling to cope with life end up at an institution in Bavaria, The Palace, where experiments are being carried out on people with suicidal tendencies. This is the scenario for The Suicide Club, the latest novel from Berlin-based New Zealand writer, Sarah Quigley. Bright and Gibby are very protective of their friend, Lace, and that protectiveness soon turns to love. But is The Palace going to do them all more harm than good? Lynn Freeman asks Sarah Quigley about tackling the delicate subject of suicide.
May 28, 2017 02:42 pm

Stanley Makuwe's latest play Finding Temeraire

For me being a New Zealander now, I really cherish my nomination for the Adam New Zealand award for me it's a big thing because it made me realise that you can make it here, you can be recognised here in New Zealand.
May 28, 2017 02:25 pm

Screen Gems

Irene Gardiner is looking forward to a long weekend for Queen's Birthday so Simon Morris decided to get in early and look at things Queenly in today's Screen Gems.
May 28, 2017 01:45 pm

Aliens 101

The Industry of Imagination event is into its second year in Wellington bringing together a spectacular line-up of sci-fi, fantasy and pop-surreal artists for a series of events; a conference, exhibitions and masterclasses. One such masterclass is Alien Creatures by Design. Simon Morris speaks to the 'master' himself, Wayne Barlowe.
May 28, 2017 01:30 pm

Ink that doesn't dry.

From a small rehearsal room in Wellington to a world-wide audience of half a million, writer/performer Jacob Rajan and producer Justin Lewis have made their mark like nobody else. After 20 years of Indian Ink - making shows like Krishnan's Dairy, The Candlestick Maker and The Pickle King, Simon Morris finds out if there's still fire in their belly.
May 28, 2017 12:50 pm

Mixing it up at the Wellington Jazz Festival

The upcoming Wellington Jazz Festival boast the usual riches you'd expect - top overseas artists like singer Dianne Reeves, guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Dave Wecki, and some stellar local talent like Tammi Neilson and Jonathan Crayford. But even those who're not in the know about jazz, the festival boasts two names will have have heard of. In fact they're probably two of anyone's top ten list of New Zealand musicians - trombonist and big band king, Rodger Fox, and classical pianist Michael Houstoun. Jazz and classical? they talk to Simon Morris about how it all works.
May 28, 2017 12:30 pm

Heroes come in many forms

The Logie Collection of Canterbury University is one of the small miracles of this country - treasures of the Ancient World from classical Greece and Rome, right back to the Bronze Age - 7000 BC. And when the first big earthquake struck Christchurch in September 2010, there were fears that the priceless collection - described as "one of Australasia's finest collections of classical art" would be utterly destroyed. Well it was and it wasn't. The Logie Collection has a brand-new home - the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities - and last week it was proudly displayed in an exhibition called We Could Be Heroes. But it certainly didn't look like it at the time. Simon Morris is joined by Terri Elder and Penny Minchin-Garvin, the co-curators of the museum.
May 28, 2017 12:17 pm

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