This is something I'm very excited to be part of. On April 11th and 12th at ORA Gallery I will be accompanying Grammy winner Jerome Kavanagh along with Pitch Black's Paddy Free playing some improvised music as part of the Toi Wāhine Collective. Also performing on the April 12th is the Atamira Dance Company.
Read below for the full run-down. If you are in NYC this will be a very special couple of days bringing Aotearoa (New Zealand) to the city.
"For two days on 11-12 April 2016, the Toi Wāhine Collective will transform Ora Gallery New York with a pop-up exhibit and performance events.
Toi Wāhine is a collective of Māori women artists from Aotearoa New Zealand. Their work includes original paperworks, open and limited edition prints, contemporary taonga (design objects), jewelry and a film installation, all made in Aotearoa, on show and available to buy for the first time in New York.
Ta Moko (tattoo) and visual artist Taryn Beri is in New York to represent the collective and as kaitiaki (steward) of a capsule collection of work, representing the incredibly vibrant world of contemporary Māori women’s art in Aotearoa.
Special guest friends of the Toi Wāhine Collective will also be performing in the gallery space on both evenings, starting at 7pm. Amongst others, Grammy award winning Jerome Kavanagh will perform, playing Māori taonga puoro (musical instruments). Jerome, like Toi Wāhine, is part of a broad movement bringing Māori music, art and culture to the world.
The Toi Wāhine pop-up and performances will share the space with the current exhibition at Ora Gallery New York, Anthropocene Vision sparking a dialogue between the whakaaro (concepts) of these photographic visions by Aotearoa New Zealand-born artists and the Toi Wāhine collection."
Toi Wahine Collective pop-up exhibit and performances
51 7th Avenue (between 13th and 14th St)
New York, 10011
11—12 April 2016
11am—9pm. Performances start at 7pm.
I am proud to be part of the “Anthropocene Vision" photography show at ORA Gallery NYC.
This show features the work of four NYC-based New Zealand photographers:
Nichola Clark, Jonathan Pilkington, Claire Price and Andrew B. White.
Framed and unframed prints are available for purchase at the show.
Visit the ORA website to view the artists and their works.
ORA gallery is located at 51, 7th Ave (Between 13/14th Sts) NY, 10011
Works are on show from pril 1st - 29th, 2016 and the gallery is open Weds-Sun, 11am - 7pm.
I will sometimes be at the gallery during the show so please come and say hello.
“Anthropocene is the contentious term for the age we live in. Literally anthropo “man” cene “new”, it refers to the first era in which humans have had a permanent impact on Earth. Our relationship with the natural world is timeless and essential, but the accelerating rate of climate change has brought the discussion about our responsibility for nurturing the environment into stark relief. In these works, we see a spectrum of desire to capture, influence, understand, and form a spiritual connection with the world we inhabit. What appears to be untouched is not, and what is visibly manipulated reveals a deep fascination with how we can alter nature and manufacture environments."
The next episode of the Diamond Field Radio Show features an interview with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey.
I'll also be playing a few of my personal favorite Thompson Twins songs.
The show airs Saturday April 2nd at 5pm EST / 10pm UK on Radio Pure Gently.
Listen via Mixlr on the web or using the Mixlr mobile app for iOS and Android.
Playing a show with Mike Cobb and The Crevulators, Saturday March 26th at the Way Station, 683 Washington Ave, Brooklyn,
I'll be presenting a radio special on the '80s band Berlin, this Saturday March 12, on Radio Pure Gently (home of Synthetix Sundays). The show starts at 10pm UK / 5pm US (EST) and features an in-depth interview with Berlin's David Diamond. David was Berlin's synth player from 1982-1984 and appeared on the "Pleasure Victim" and "Love Life" albums. He also co-wrote Berlin's breakthrough hit 'Sex (I'm A...)' with Terri Nunn and John Crawford. He'll be talking about synths, recording and touring during his time in Berlin. The show will be a comprehensive overview of the band's history with lots of Berlin tunes including some rarities, 12" versions and live recordings. See you there!
You can listen live at Mixlr or catch the podcast later on Mixcloud
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Announcing the first episode of the Diamond Field Radio Show on Saturday Feb. 27th at 5pm EST / 10pm UK time. Airing on the Radio Pure Gently network, this new show features music and interviews, with the first episode featuring favorite selections from the 1980s.
You can listen listen via the web/mobile on Mixlr or listen later as a podcast via Mixcloud.