Harry Watson is an established and well-respected artist living and working in Wairarapa. In February 2020, just before the pandemic hit Aotearoa, Harry was inspired to open his first dealer gallery, The Watson Gallery, in Masterton. Listen to this interview to find out more about the gallery and his own extraordinary work. You can find … More Interview with artist, Harry Watson
Here, for your listening pleasure is May 19’s podcast of the show, featuring my fabulous guests Campbell Kneale, curator and director at The Miracle Room; Holly and Zac Winterwood, founders of Winterwood Sound Immersions; and everybody’s favourite astronomer, Becky Bateman of Under the Stars Wairarapa! More fabulous that you can shake a stick at! (did … More May’s show was a corker!
November’s edition of ReCooper8 is hot off the…. digital recorder! Featuring Louise Proudfoot, talking about her play, Desperate Huttwives, playing at Hutt Old Boys Marist Club Rooms in Lower Hutt and the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington this December (dir. Geraldine Brophy); Gerry Paul, Kiwi musician, writer, producer and co-founder of Coastella Music Festival, which is … More Summer, summer, summertime!
Here at last is the third and final morsel of September’s bumper edition of ReCooper8! In this section, Holly and Zac Winterwood talk about their stunning new work, Paeakau The Opera, which has been especially commissioned for this year’s Kokomai Creative Festival and will debut on Saturday 15 October at Aratoi Museum. If you live … More Paeakau The Opera and Andrew Laking
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
29 September marks the start of the inaugural Martinborough Music Festival. Brendan Smyth, one of the organisers, popped into the studio for a chat! ReCooper8 is bought to you by The Greytown Hotel, aka The Top Pub, the best pub in New Zealand! Thank you Ursula and Tony for your support!
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!
Thank you Facebook friends for reminding me that back in October 16 ReCooper8 had a wonderful time hanging out with Janie Nott (Village Art Shop) and Kathy Bartlett (Kathy Bartlett Artist). Fabulous, sassy guests chinwagging with Lucy about art therapy, the artistic process, and that curious resistance to doing something you love…. Plus seriously awesome … More ReCooper8 with Kathy Bartlett & Janie Nott
Bling bling! Listen again to my interview with Featherston’s jeweller, Chris Adams, recorded in 2015. You can find out more about Chris and his stunning work here. ReCooper8 is sponsored by The Greytown Hotel (The Top Pub) – an historic pub in the beautiful Wairarapa village of Greytown. The Greytown Hotel – the perfect place for … More Featherston Stories #9
In July 2014, Nicki Stewart, local encaustic artist, was preparing for her acclaimed show, Remember to Remember. I caught up with her in her studio to talk about the inspiration for the show and its challenges – it involved coordinating the work of dozens of local knitters! We also talk about Nicki’s love of working … More Featherston Stories #7 Nicki Stewart