Tuesday, 26 June 2012

On the radio: 27 June 2012

So, I've been doing a fortnightly art spot on Nine to Noon for over two years now. And I've always been super shy, for some reason, about talking about this here on my (rather neglected, about to get healthier) blog and on Twitter (where, you know, I basically live.)

I've decided it's time to stop being shy  and start telling people what I'll be talking about each fortnight and sharing the links in advance (you can also find them, along with galleries of images, on the Nine to Noon page on the Radio New Zealand website.)

Art spot, Wednesday 27 June 2012 (around about 11.45am)

This week, solo exhibitions in Christchurch and Wellington by Ann Shelton, Ben Buchanan, and Hannah and Aaron Beehre, and a new way to discover and share our culture and heritage through the Digital New Zealand website.

Digital New Zealand sets

From my 'Come Hither set' set: Jeanette Elphick modelling blouse. K E Niven and Co :Commercial negatives. Ref: 1/2-210390-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://beta.natlib.govt.nz/records/22856130

A new way to collect and share items from the amazingly rich collections amassed by Digital New Zealand. Some sample sets:

Woman on left, leaning on table
Eric Lee-Johnson’s star trails 
Photographs by Anne Noble
Photographs by Laurence Aberhart 
Plischke - man, building, design
Girls and books
We like to read it read it
Come hither 

Anne Shelton’s In a Forest at The Dowse, Lower Hutt

A documentary project uncovering the history of the so-called 'Hitler Oaks' from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

About the exhibition

Anne Shelton’s website 

Ben Buchanan’s Forever at The Dowse, Lower Hutt

An arrestingly joyful wall-drawing on a massive scale.

About the exhibition

Megan Dunn on Ben Buchanan’s ‘Forever’ 

Hannah and Aaron Beehre Waters Above Waters Below at NG (212 Madras Street - temporary Christchurch Art Gallery space) Christchurch

The third in Christchurch Art Gallery's 'Rolling Maul' series, Hannah and Aaron Beehre have used a camera obscura to convey the upside-down strangeness of live in contemporary Christchurch.

About the exhibition

Lara Strongman on ‘Waters Above Waters Below’ 

Andrew Paul Wood on ‘Waters Above Waters Below’

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