Friday, May 30, 2014

Standing Room Only for 1 June 2014 - Radio New Zealand National

12.40 Lost art work rediscovered

A long-lost art work has come to light in Auckland after going missing for decades. Artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith has taken on the job of restoring this large-scale ceramic mural, tile by painstaking tile.

12.50 Hawke’s Bay Opera House Closes

The Fat Lady has sung and the curtain has come down on the Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings. Earthquake strengthening rules means this heritage building has had to close and almost all of the fifteen strong staff have been laid off.

1.10 At The Movies with Simon Morris

Reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past, Grace of Monaco and Polish film Ida.

1.31 Ollie is a Martian

Clown Ollie Cox gets alienated in his new show about a Martian sent to Earth to figure out life, love and the universe.

1.40 Korean Artist Seng Yul Oh

It was in 2005 that Korean-born artist Seung Yul Oh graduated with a masters in fine arts from Elam. No sooner than he set foot into the big wide world, everyone began to take notice. Back then, working out of a shared studio space with other artists, he says, "I couldn't help myself, I had to keep making things... It's like cooking – you make food, you taste it, the next day (you) cook again."

Seung works across a multitude of mediums: video, performance, installation, sculpture and painting, and says he can't pin-point a favourite, "It depends on the idea."

Moamoa is a collection of works through his steadfast career, "Moamoa means to gather together and in French it’s ‘me, me’... so, this is me – my work."

2.05 The Laugh Track

Our guest on this week’s Laugh Track is actor turned screenwriter Sophie Henderson. Sophie’s first feature film, Fantail, is getting very strong support both here and overseas.

2.26 Irene Gardiner

In her monthly rummage through the film and television archives, NZ On Screen’s Irene Gardiner thinks “queen” – from Her Majesty’s visit to New Zealand in 1953, to 1960s' Beauty Queen pageants and an early TVNZ drama, Queen Street.

1980 drama – Queen Street
1969 magazine item – Beauty Queens
1980’s drama – Jewel’s Darl
1953-54 Royal visit to Tonga
1953-54 Royal visit to New Zealand

2.40 Books

A young woman who can speak to the dead meets up with an opportunistic former British officer who exploits her abilities to make money. This is just one of the threads in Coral Atkinson’s new novel, Passing Through, set in Christchurch in the 1930s.

2.51 Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment

After a ten-year delay, the redevelopment of Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery is to go ahead. The $28 million dollar project will mix earthquake strengthening with the building of a whole new wing for exhibitions, administration and desperately needed storage space. But why has it been given the go-ahead now, after a decade of wrangling?

3.05 The Drama Hour

Animal Planet by Martha Hardy-Ward and Sad Heron - Part 1 by Caroline Barnes.

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