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Art, Not Science is a monthly programme of artist talks, panel discussions, and other events at The Physics Room, that give some more insight into the gallery's exhibitions.

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

The lastest episodes are also available on Spotify and the Apple Podcast app and all past episodes are available to listen to on The Physics Room's website.

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 the gallery presents two artist talks, one from A Wandering Thing by Sophie Bannan and Joshua Harris-Harding and one from 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 the 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 The Physics Room 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 the gallery continues 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 The Physics Room presents 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, The Physics Room has two talks from their 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 the gallery to talk about Metal Body: Ghost Field, his sound contribution to The Physics Room's upcoming exhibition Domino Domino. Following the interview with Luke, Metal Body: Ghost Field will be played in full.

Art, Not Science Episode 11

The gallery is 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, the gallery shares 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 The Physics Room shares 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, the gallery shares 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 The Physics Room shares 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, the gallery has a special double feature! First up, Nina Oberg Humphries discusses her exhibition TA’AI on until 29 November. Following Nina, the gallery has 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, The Physics Room is 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 The Physics Room's first episode for 2021, the gallery has another summer listening special, featuring all four contributions to 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, the gallery presents talks with the artists who created the two collaborative commissions for the 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 the gallery's 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

In this month's episode of Art, Not Science, The Physics Room share the artist talk with Emily Parr on her solo exhibition Surfacing.


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