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19 November

Art, Not Science: Episode 29

19 November. Free entry.

Art, Not Science Episode 29
Friday 19 December, 8pm

In this month's episode of Art, Not Science, Honey Brown, Isabel Wadeson-Lee, and Daegan Wells discuss their work in World made of steel, made of stone. Bringing into the gallery a range of materials—aluminium, parāoa rēwana, digital media, steel, glass, wool, and language—this exhibition recognises making as a form of thinking. 

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About Art, Not Science

Art, Not Science is a monthly programme of artist talks, panel discussions, and other events that give some more insight into our exhibitions.

Tune in every third Friday of the month at 8pm on Plains 96.9 FM or online when it suits. 

The last six episodes are also available on Spotify and the Apple Podcast app and all past episodes are available to listen to on this webpage.


Past Episodes (links on the right):

Art, Not Science Episode 1

Artist talk with Tuafale Tanoa'i with accompanying music from her exhibition Spontaneous Intentionality

Art, Not Science Episode 2

In this episode we present two artist talks, one from our current exhibition A Wandering Thing by Sophie Bannan and Joshua Harris-Harding and one from an exhibition earlier this year The Freedom of the Migrant by Matthew Galloway.

Art, Not Science Episode 3

Tanu Gago and Tapuaki Helu talk about Tanu’s exhibition SAVAGE IN THE GARDEN.

Art, Not Science Episode 4

Artists Rhea Maheshwari and Kahurangiariki Smith, and curator Charlotte Huddleston discuss their exhibition Two Oceans at Once. 

Art, Not Science Episode 5

A reading of responses to our exhibition Two Oceans at Once by FIKA Writers Tusiata Avia, Ana Mulipola, Stephanie Oberg, Siobhan Tumai, Isla Martin, Danielle O’Halloran, and Sarah Maindonald.

Art, Not Science Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Art, Not Science we are proud to present the first part of the audiobook for HAMSTER Magazine Issue 5. Part 1 features Hamish Petersen, Lynley Edmeades, Pūkauri Productions, and Jennifer Katherine Shields reading their contributions to HAMSTER 5.

Art, Not Science Episode 7

In Episode 7 we continue with the second part of the audiobook for HAMSTER Magazine Issue 5. Part 2 features Brooke Stamp with Kayla Marshall and Charlotte Filipov, Robin Murphy, Gemma Banks, and Vanessa Crofskey reading their contributions to HAMSTER 5.

Art, Not Science Episode 8

Episode 8 of Art, Not Science we present an artist talk with Megan Brady and Oliver Perkins on their exhibition Dead Reckoning in early 2019.

Art, Not Science Episode 9

In this episode of Art, Not Science, we have two talks from our first exhibition of 2020, The Shouting Valley: Interrogating the Borders Between Us. The first talk is with the curator Lisa Beauchamp on how the exhibition came together, and the second is with one of the artists Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh on his work Pale Blue Dot as well as his practice more broadly.

Art, Not Science Episode 10

Artist Luke Shaw joins us to talk about Metal Body: Ghost Field, his sound contribution to our upcoming exhibition Domino Domino. Following the interview with Luke, Metal Body: Ghost Field will be played in full.

Art, Not Science Episode 11

We are joined by graphic designers, artists, and publishers Daniel Shaskey, Katie Kerr, and Matthew Galloway to discuss arts publishing and design during a pandemic.

Art, Not Science Episode 12

Daniel Shaskey, Luke Shaw, and Phoebe Hinchliff discuss their work in both Domino Domino and Sympathetic Resonance.

Art, Not Science Episode 13

In this episode of Art, Not Science, we share the artist talk with Eddie Clemens from Kiosk: Directors’ Commentary, an exhibition that explores the history and mysterious disappearance of the Kiosk. Tune in to learn more about Eddie’s practice, how the exhibition has been simmering away for over a decade, and the great Ōtākaro Avon river journey.

Art, Not Science Episode 14

In this episode we share the High Street Histories tour, a public programme that accompanies Eddie Clemens’ Kiosk: Directors’ Commentary, an exhibition that explores the history and disappearance of the Kiosk. In this tour you'll learn more about the history and context of galleries around the Kiosk in the High Street area from artists, directors, and curators involved in past and future spaces. Our Access Coordinator Audrey Baldwin, Louise Palmer of High Street Project, Helen Calder of 64zero3, Grant Banbury of Campbell Grant Galleries, Lee Richardson and Liam Krijgsman of Hot Lunch will share insights and origin stories, art historical facts and tidbits, as well as the highs and lows of setting up running and these spaces.

Art, Not Science Episode 15

In Episode 15 of Art, Not Science, we are sharing the talk from Martin Awa Clarke Langdon's exhibition Room to breathe: Ka tau hā te mauri, an exhibition comprising three distinct but interwoven collaborative art projects: What’s in a name?, To hold up the sky, and Kōhatu.

Art, Not Science Episode 16

In this episode we share Stones, Site, and Gothic Formations, a tour of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, hosted by art and architectural historian Laura Dunham who uses Martin Awa Clarke Langdon’s project Kōhatu as a point of departure.

Art, Not Science Episode 17

In this epsiode, we have a special double feature! First up, we have Nina Oberg Humphries discussing her exhibition TA’AI on until 29 November. Following Nina, we have an audio described tour of TA’AI for blind and low vision audiences by Judith Jones, a Wellington-based audio describer and visitor host at Te Papa Tongarewa. Lasting 13 minutes, it's a description of the key visual elements, which may also interest those of you who haven’t been able to visit the exhibition yet, or, who are interested in hearing audio description in action.

Art, Not Science Episode 18

For our final episode of 2020, we are delighted to share the HAMSTER Ono audiobook! Featuring contributions by Balamohan Shingade, Brian Fuata, Theo Macdonald, Hannah Phillips, Jane Wallace, and Jessica Maclean, HAMSTER Magazine Issue Ono which grew from the question, “Do you believe?”.

Art, Not Science Episode 19

For our first episode 2021, we have another summer listening special, featuring all four contributions HAMSTER Magazine Issue Whitu by Erin Harrington, Eloise Callister-Baker, Spencer Hall, and Nina Oberg Humphries. Issue Whitu, carries on from where Issue Ono left off, asking “Do you believe?”⠀

Art, Not Science Episode 20

In Episode 20, we present talks with the artists who created the two collaborative commissions for our exhibitions Monitor 3.0 and 3.1. Min-Young Her and Orissa Keane discuss their moving image installation As you come down and Qianye Lin and Qianhe 'AL' Lin discuss their work Thus the Blast Carried It, Into the World 它便随着爆破, 冲向了世界.

Art, Not Science Episode 21

Jamie Hanton and artist Grace Crothall discuss Shelter House.

Art, Not Science Episode 22

In this episode, curator Abby Cunnane and artists Emerita Baik, Maia McDonald, and Nââwié Tutugoro discuss the exhibition Bedrock.

Art, Not Science Episode 23

A panel discussion on the politics and practicalities of working with clay with Alix Ashworth, Caitlin Clarke, Dave Marshall, and Maia McDonald in response to Bedrock.

Art, Not Science Episode 24

Rachel Shearer talks about her work Te Huri Wai, a seven channel sound installation, and we enter a space of rongo as the winds of Waitaha announce themselves in a special mono mix of the work. Te Huri Wai was made in collaboration with Cathy Livermore for our current exhibition Light enough to read by and tells the whakapapa of the weather here in Waitaha Canterbury according to Kāi Tahu narratives.

Art, Not Science Episode 25

In this episode, Nicola Farquhar and Sorawit Songsataya discuss their work in our offsite exhibition Heavy trees, arms and legs.

Art, Not Science Episode 26

Artist Emily Parr talks to us about her solo exhibition Surfacing.

Art, Not Science Episode 27

In this episode, we present a talk with Luisa Tora, a member of The Veiqia Collective and the 2021 CNZ / UC Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence. Recorded ahead of the opening of their Physics Room exhibition iLakolako ni weniqia: A Veiqia Project exhibition, Luisa speaks more broadly about past The Veiqia Project exhibitions, collaboration, and the joys and challenges of presenting community focused work in contemporary art galleries.

Art, Not Science Episode 28

A panel discussion with members of The Veiqia Project, a creative research project inspired by the practice of Fijian female tattooing of veiqia. We were joined by Dr Tarisi Sorovi-Vunidilo, Margaret Aull, Joana Monolagi, and Luisa Tora, the 2021 Creative New Zealand / University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence in person and over zoom.