Saturday, January 26, 2013

Arts on Sunday for 27 January 2013 - Radio New Zealand National


12:43 Plans for a temporary Lyttelton public square Christchurch City Council is putting up $70,000 for artists and others with big ideas for the heritage site. Trent Hiles from the Harbour Arts Collective explains why that money wouldn't be better spent on repairing houses and other infrastructure

12:48 headland, Sculpture on the Gulf
Waiheke Island's headland Sculpture on the Gulf outdoor exhibition is now ten years old. And they're celebrating by turning the whole thing upside down and putting the beginning where the end used to be. Justin Gregory talks reversal and reinvention with artistic director Nansi Thompson.

1:10 Movies
Dan Slevin rounds up the latest summer season film releases.

1:30 Youth Theatre
Aaron Cortesi heads one of the country's main youth theatre companies, Long White Cloud, which is part of Whitirea New Zealand. But what are the prospects for these keen young things in a small and competitive market?

1:40 Nigel Gaynor - the new Musical Director for the Royal New Zealand Ballet A master multi-tasker, Nigel Gaynor has to keep one eye on the dancers and the other on his musicians.

1:50 Auckland-based photographer, sculptor and slow motion art film specialist Steve Carr Ten years ago Steve Carr was the first artist invited to exhibit at the then brand new Michael Lett gallery in Auckland.

2:05 The Laugh Track
Christchurch director and actress, Elsie Edgerton-Till. Her picks are: 'Cheap Flights' by Fascinating Aida, 'Private Lives' by Noel Coward, Wilson Dixon's song 'Life' and Archie Campbell's 'Rindercella'.

2:30 Writer, documentary maker, breeder of rare poultry breeds Susy Pointon.
Susy talks about her collection of stories based in the Hokianga, why she loves the area, and about how locals keep dropping by with ideas for her.

2:40 What does the handwriting on old manuscripts tell us A visiting expert in palaeography, Heather Wolfe, reveals all. She's here for the Rare Book Summer School at Otago University.

2:50 Award-winning young composer Sarah Ballard The world premiere of her work which offers the timpani player a rare starring role.

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