Sugar Loafing Arts Cast


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Sugar Loafing Arts Cast

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Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 25-11-2023 Toni Hartill & Viv Davy( 0:46:21)       
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Toni Hartill is the resident artist at from out of the blue studio gallery in Opunake, where her first solo exhibition ‘Waymarkers’ is on show until 17 December. Viv Davy tells us about the kaupapa of her gallery and residencies.
Published: 27/11/2023 2:00:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 18-11-2023 Mike Bishop( 0:57:18)       
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Michael Bishop is an emerging creative non-fiction writer from Hawai'i, here on a Fulbright Fellowship to write about sacred ground and legal personhood in Taranaki. We talk about rock-climbing, astronomy and a mega telescope that sparked protests in Hawai’i. And Mike reads his ‘Surf lessons’.
Published: 20/11/2023 11:39:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 11-11-2023 Mere Tari Sovick( 0:48:3)       
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Mikaela meets up with Mere Tari Sovick, founder of Melanesian Women Today, at the 7th Melanesian Arts & Culture Festival in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Mere remembers her Taranaki boarding school days and host families in Eltham and Ōpunake. Haus Storian literary fest’s Ketty Napwatt, Rebecca Tobo Olul-Hossen, Elsie Nalyal Molou and Busi Vasconcellos read their poetry and microfiction.
Published: 13/11/2023 12:15:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 04-11-2023 Gallery Pātea Artists( 0:55:41)       
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Gallery Pātea artists are taking over our ARTSpace in November! Gabrielle Belz is showing a student exhibition at Gallery Pātea and Johnny de Painter talks about his art, music and animated film. You can check out ‘BOB Interdimensional Wool Courier’ from Don’t Panic Pictures which won the Best Incredibly Strange Award in the 48 Hours film competition online.
Published: 7/11/2023 3:15:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 28-10-2023 Leina Isno - Bislama Language Week( 0:59:6)       
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Dunedin-based Leina Isno is a champion of Aotearoa’s first Bislama Pilot Language Week in November. Mikaela caught up with the NZ Red Cross delegate and writer at the 7th Melanesian Arts & Culture Festival in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and enjoyed kava & poetry at Alliance Française with Leina Isno, Anna Naupa and Catherine Malosu-Lessa.
Published: 30/10/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 21-10-2023 WITT Art Students( 0:38:34)       
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The art students at WITT Te Pukenga Art and Design Taranaki are preparing for their End of Year exhibition. Jodie McEwan, Courtney Bisset-Yandle and Becci Phillips talk about their process, inspiration and designs. Music by art teacher Mark Raymer and his band À la Poupée and the Chine-Collés.
Published: 24/10/2023 2:30:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 14-10-2023 Rachel Lambert( 0:54:1)       
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Jeweller Rachel Lambert in Ōkato talks about her love of combining precious metals with deer antlers, mother of pearl and gifted materials.
Published: 16/10/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 07-10-2023 Menz Shed( 0:56:9)       
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Skilled woodworkers Phil Taylor, Wayne Brunton and Dave Richards talk about MenzShed’s kaupapa of learning, sharing and supporting members’ wellbeing. Check out MenzShed’s exhibition in the ArtSpace in October!
Published: 9/10/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 30-09-2023 Nicola Kawana - UPU( 0:53:32)       
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Taranaki-born Nicola Kāwana performs in the award-winning show UPU in New Plymouth in October. We talk about acting on TV versus the stage, about gaming voice-overs that went viral, and Nicola reads part of a poem by Brandy Nālani McDougall, Hawai'i’s current Poet Laureate.
Published: 2/10/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 23-09-2023 Dale Copeland( 0:54:37)       
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Mikaela meets up with Dale Copeland at ‘Water under the Bridge’ - a retrospective of 30 years of Dale’s assemblage art at LUMEN gallery - and plays some Gumboot Tango for her.
Published: 25/09/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 16-09-2023 John McLean and Chris McLean - Hit the Trail 2022( 0:49:50)       
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Taranaki and Aotearoa lost one of its giants with the passing of artist and former art teacher John McLean. This week’s show is a tribute to John and Chris McLean’s artistic legacy, to lives well lived and ongoing creative exploration. The interviews first aired on Access Radio Taranaki on ‘Hit the Trail’ in September 2022.
Published: 18/09/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 09-09-2023 KareNZ Kitz( 0:57:10)       
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Weaver and educator Karen Clark in Waitara is taking her weaving into more artistic directions. As the owner of KareNZ Kitz, she also shares some valuable business tips. Check out Karen’s gorgeous weaving in the ARTSpace in the Top Town mall throughout September!
Published: 11/09/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 02-09-2023 RYALTS, Michael Kingpotiki & Holly the Library Dog( 0:45:23)       
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September is Basic Education and Literacy Month. Lillian Haskins from The Rural Youth & Adult Literacy Trust and former farmer Michael Kingpotiki, who learned to read for his grandkids and wrote a book about it, talk about the power of literacy. We also meet Holly, Stratford’s certified canine pet therapy and library dog, and her owner Jane Roguski.
Published: 4/09/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 26-08-2023 Suzette Goldsmith( 0:37:19)       
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Mikaela caught up with Suzette Goldsmith at WOMAD’s World of Words earlier this year. We talk about gardens, natural heritage and Suzette’s book of essays, Tree Sense: Ways of Thinking About Trees (2021), which emerged out of her PhD studies. Suzette reads an excerpt from the book.
Published: 28/08/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 19-08-2023 Embroiderers Guild( 0:53:11)       
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Barbara Mullins, Eileen Fitzpatrick and Leslie Ault from the Embroiderers’ Guild talk about the ins and outs of embroidery and the strong interest among young people for sewing skills. Check out the Guild’s fabulous exhibition in the ARTSpace until the end of August!
Published: 21/08/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 12-08-2023 State of Nature - S Lee Good, C Dolan & M Stoneman( 0:53:54)       
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This week features four of Taranaki’s contemporary women artists in the State of Nature – Picturing the Silent Forest exhibition at Puke Ariki. Sarah Lee Good, Michaela Stoneman, Coral Dolan and Tabatha Forbes have responded to the botanical paintings of artist Fanny Bertha Good (1860-1950)
Published: 14/08/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 05-08-2023 Jan Huijbers and Andrew Doehring( 0:52:24)       
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Andrew Doehring’s exhibition ‘Wednesdays with Andrew’ opens at the Gover St Gallery on 5 August. Jan Huijbers has been mentoring Andrew over the past year, just like Andrew’s grandfather, George Boys, once mentored Jan. Mikaela and Jan talk about the things being passed down through generations, and the uniqueness of these talented artists.
Published: 7/08/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 29-07-2023 Talei Mangioni( 0:46:16)       
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Talei Mangioni, a Youngsolwara activist and researcher, shares her insights into the history of the Pacific grassroots movements for a Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific and its relevance today, mentioning Japan’s intention to dump millions of tonnes of treated nuclear wastewater.
Published: 31/07/2023 11:15:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 22-07-2023 Te Waka Puka Puka - The Mobile Library, Schools Part 2( 0:58:19)       
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Mikaela hitches a ride with Te Waka Puka Puka /the Mobile Library bus with Walter Crawshaw. In this episode we visit Waitoriki, Norfolk, Ratapiko and Kaimata rural schools. Later, we head up the coast to Mimi, Uruti and Ahititi schools and meet a hardcore book club at Tongaporutu. (Part 2 of 2).
Published: 24/07/2023 10:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 15-07-2023 Coco Solid( 0:49:35)       
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Mikaela and Zeal Taranaki rangatahi get into zines with Coco Solid. Of Ngāpuhi, Sāmoan and German descent, Coco Solid (a.k.a. Jessica Hansell) is an inspiring multimedia artist, producer, film-maker, rapper, musician and writer. Her novel How to Loiter in a Turf War (2022) is a lucid, genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction.
Published: 17/07/2023 10:15:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 08-07-2023 Sobranie Ngarin( 0:56:33)       
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Sobranie Ngarin is the ARTSpace artist for July. She shares her love for harakeke and positive mindset. We also talk about the Waitara Artists Cooperative and the upcoming Puanga exhibition.
Published: 10/07/2023 10:30:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 01-07-2023 Te Waka Puka Puka - TheMobileLibrary Urban Part 1( 0:49:26)       
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Puke Ariki library is celebrating 20 years in its current location. Mikaela hitches a ride with Te Waka Puka Puka / the Mobile Library bus in the company of the knowledgeable Walter Crawshaw. In this episode we meet booklovers in New Plymouth’s urban retirement villages (part 1 of 2).
Published: 3/07/2023 11:00:00 a.m.

Sugar Loafing Arts Cast showcases the diversity of arts in Taranaki and beyond. Host Mikaela Nyman interviews artists, creative makers, writers and curators, and delves into art ideas and mediums, discussing a wide range of themes, such as decolonisation in New Zealand and Pacific art and literature, how to find inspiration, and the beauty of collaboration with other creative souls across art disciplines. The fundamental idea of this podcast is to showcase arts and creativity and to inspire. Do you have a creative passion or want to share your ideas? Feel free to contact Mikaela on Sugar Loafing Arts Cast is supported and sponsored by the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.

Host: Mikaela Nyman

Produced By: Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM

Language: English

Category: Arts

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