Guest on Breaking Art podcast

Guest on Breaking Art podcast

Well that’s one more life experience to cross off - podcast guest. I was a bit floored when Jason Naylor asked me if I’d come in as a guest for his “Breaking Art” podcast. I was hugely flattered but I wasn’t sure that I had that much to contribute, but it’s funny with these things… once someone asks a few questions in advance and you start mulling them over, it really helps distill your thoughts and you realise yeah actually I do have quite a lot to say! And Jason makes it so easy: he picked me up in his gorgeous orange 1973 Kombi van (I could hear him coming a mile away, haha) and we drove to Wellington’s South coast and parked up for a chat. The van is a cosy space and he’s a great interviewer; he really makes it easy to feel like you’re just having a yarn with him rather than talking to “the internet”. I enjoyed the whole experience a heck of a lot more than I expected to.

Here’s the link to our conversation. It’s quite hard listening to your own voice, and naturally there are some parts that make me cringe, but on the whole I think it just reflects what a good chat we had, which is awesome! :)

If you haven’t heard of Breaking Art already, it’s worth checking out. I’ve really been enjoying listening to it while I’m out walking early in the mornings. Jason is travelling all over New Zealand in his van, interviewing a wide range of creatives in places that are important to them. His Kombi van serves as a mobile recording studio, and his guests so far have included a sculptor, illustrator, photographer, painter, architect, art seller, writer and a baker. I’m honoured to join their ranks!

Room 446, QT Museum Hotel

Room 446, QT Museum Hotel

Art installation at QT Museum Hotel's "Gallery 4"

Art installation at QT Museum Hotel's "Gallery 4"