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This Sunday on Frontseat, TV One 10.35pm

This Sunday on Frontseat, TV One 10.35pm


The inaugural Auckland Art Fair was as notable for the dealers who weren’t there as it was for those who were. Steven Oates talks to a prominent Auckland gallery owner about why he chose not to take part the first time around; and a Sydney visitor who made an impressive return on the $10,000 it cost him to exhibit.


Auckland artist A D Schierning’s ‘Starving Artists Project’ took to new heights last month with a charity auction to raise cash for a fund that will help a struggling-yet-deserving artist complete a significant project. But how tongue-in-cheek is that title?


Josie McNaught managed to pin down frequent-flying animation entrepreneur Ian Taylor between flights recently for a good chin wag about sexy subjects like taxes and bureaucracy, and even sexier topics like Roger Donaldson’s new film ‘World’s Fastest Indian’, and India itself.


Despite being a great training ground for artists, musicians, writers and more, Christchurch has for years suffered from an exodus as soon as these folk get their piece of paper and student loan balance in their hot little hands. Julie Hill meets the chap who hopes to change this with his new “not a fringe festival” at the Creation artspace.

Coming up on future Frontseats: Acting lovebirds Michael Hurst and Jennifer Ward-Lealand; Goldenhorse on the Thames; “runaway” writer Craig Marriner; British playwrighting legend Alan Bennett; and much, much more!


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