The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
A Hole in the Pocket
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Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss in Shannon Te Ao's latest exhibition.

One of the most fundamental tenets of te reo Māori is the distinction between the A and O categories. These categories reinforce the idea that everything in te ao Māori is relative. The simplest definition of the difference between these two categories is that the A category covers that which you have responsibility...

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Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the heart of uku practice in Aotearoa. 

Last week a friend told me about their mountain. They described how the active nature of their volcanic mountain requires that its people live in reciprocal balance with it. The fertile soil, employment opportunities, industry and unique geographical features given by the mountain are generally understood alongside...

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Jason Te Kare is a director, playwright and performer who has worked on stages in England, Canada, Hawai’i and all over Aotearoa. He made his professional debut as an original cast member in the landmark New Zealand play Waiora by Hone Kouka. In 2011 Jason...

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The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
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A Hole in the Pocket
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Redefining ‘refugee’: The resettled community and the art of be-coming
Read Time: 15 mins
Georgina Langdon-Pole on an Auckland exhibition's...
Art
Redefining ‘refugee’: The resettled community and the art of be-coming
By Georgina Langdon-Pole
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
Read Time: 6 mins
John Summers reviews The Fuse Box a collection of...
Literature
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
By John Summers
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
Read Time: 5 mins
UnstuckOpera present their second work, an intimate...
Theatre
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
By Kate Prior
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews the two shows which made up...
Theatre
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
By Melissa Laing
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday reviews an unconventional and deeply...
Theatre
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
By Shannon Friday
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
Read Time: 6 mins
Two new publishers remind us of art's love of the...
Art
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
By Lana Lopesi
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
Read Time: 15 mins
The abstracted violence of the white imagination in...
Art
The Moral Argument: A Review of 'Jealous Saboteurs'
By Lana Lopesi
Feminine Divine: A Review of Orchids
Read Time: 7 mins
Paul Young reviews the highly-anticipated new work...
Theatre
Feminine Divine: A Review of Orchids
By Paul Young