Hanging with the Kokomai Potters

Sam Ludden (Dirty Fingers Pottery Studio) and Lisa Donaldson joined Katie and Lucy in the ReCooper8 studio to talk about their work, their art and their beautiful Kokomai Creative Festival mugs! This interview was part of September’s edition of ReCooper8, first broadcast on Arrow FM, 92.7, the Wairarapa’s Community Access Radio Station. You can hear … More Hanging with the Kokomai Potters

Music, Kokomai, Potters!

ReCooper8 is ringing the changes, and it starts here, now.  From this month, ReCooper8 is biggerer and betterer!  Katie Abbott will be co-hosting the show with Lucy from September, bringing her sharp wit, warm style and enviable knowledge of New Zealand music through the ages.  So, here’s our first radio-thon, all 2 hours and 15mins … More Music, Kokomai, Potters!

Interview with the Very Social Kathy Bartlett!

Waaaaay back in 2015 I had the singular pleasure of interviewing artist Kathy Bartlett.  Kathy exhibited during the 2015 Kokomai Festival, and is in a joint show with Megan Campbell and Janie Nott at Ventana Creative Collective later this month.  So, what better time to refresh our memories on what a top guest, top artist, … More Interview with the Very Social Kathy Bartlett!

Interview with Haami Te Whaiti

It was a privilege to be guided through Aratoi’s latest major exhibition, Te Marae o Rongotaketake – Redressing our Kahungunu History, by Haami Te Whaiti, Aratoi’s Māori Curator and the concept developer for the exhibition.  This is a stunning exhibition, guiding the visitor through the environmental, cultural, historical and political landscape of Ngati Kahungunu with over 200 historical … More Interview with Haami Te Whaiti