Sugar Loafing Arts Cast


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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 24-06-2023 Erryn Willcox & Carl Fairweather( 0:50:32)       
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Assemblage artist Carl Fairweather and painter Erryn Willcox run the South Taranaki Creative Space in Hāwera and art classes for adults and children. They’ve recently finished a community mural for the new cultural centre building site.
Published: 26/06/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 17-06-2023 Gabrielle Belz( 0:47:51)       
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Check out the Toi o Taranaki Ki Te Tonga indigenous women’s exhibition in the ART space in June. Artists: Maria Brockhill, Tania Niwa, Charlotte Graham, Melanie Yazzie, Vanessa Edwards, Ashlee Robinson and Gabrielle Belz. This is a taster for the upcoming Kahui Mareikura Indigenous Sisters exhibition at Percy Thomson gallery in July.
Published: 19/06/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 10-06-2023 Elaha Soroor_Kefaya( 0:43:38)       
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Mikaela caught up with Elaha Soroor at WOMAD this year, where Elaha performed with London-based band Kefaya. A traveller of Hazara heritage, Elaha wants to share the folksongs, culture and language of Afghanistan’s people with the world. All the songs in this episode feature Elaha Soroor, incl ‘Charsi’, made famous by folk musician Mir Maftoon.
Published: 12/06/2023 10:00:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 03-06-2023 Alice Cowdrey( 0:56:16)       
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Textile artist Alice Cowdrey specialises in needle felting and runs workshops under her Folk Felt name. Her work tells stories that draw on her Eastern European ancestry, myth, spirituality and queerness.
Published: 6/06/2023 1:30:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 27-05-2023 Janet Price - Disability Art( 0:55:17)       
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The Disability Arts question the limitations society puts on people’s bodies and minds. Janet Price talks about equitable access, her advocacy for disabled artists and how to get artists and galleries to consider how they display their work to make art accessible for as many as possible in our community.
Published: 29/05/2023 11:45:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 20-05-2023 Marilyn Rea-Menzies( 0:55:20)       
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Marilyn Rea-Menzies is an amazing tapestry, painting, drawing and mixed-media artist. Her work has been commissioned for Government House. She is currently showing work at the blue studio gallery in Opunake; the exhibition ‘Extinction is Forever’ ends on 29 May.
Published: 22/05/2023 11:30:00 a.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 13-05-2023 Alice Te Punga Somerville( 0:57:32)       
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Alice (Te Āti Awa, Taranaki) is a scholar, writer and a finalist in the Ockham Book Awards with her first poetry collection Always Italicise: How to Write While Colonised. Alice shares insights into her journey and an unpublished poem especially written for Taranaki.
Published: 15/05/2023 3:56:00 p.m.
Sugar Loafing Arts Cast 06-05-2023 Alastair Ross and Film Festivals( 0:58:19)       
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Films and the upcoming film festivals at the Len Lye Cinema are the focus this week. Mikaela talks to cinema programmer Alastair Ross about the difference between arthouse films and blockbusters, and what makes a film memorable and Alastair shares some favourite music - with a film angle, of course.
Published: 8/05/2023 12:30:00 p.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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