THE PANTOGRAPH PUNCH

Music21.02.24

Filling an Empty Room

Ōtepoti writer and poet Eliana Gray reflects on the city’s DIY music and arts scene – how it came together, how it fell apart, and the places and people left behind in its wake.

Society

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Society15.02.24

Swimming in a Storm

A year after the flooding of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Elise Sadlier muses on the state of the local awa, the histories that led to their pollution, and how we might weather the storms ahead.

Society12.02.24

In this exchange, Zina Abu Ali and Makanaka Tuwe reflect on how rainbow capitalism and pinkwashing obscure violence, tug on our belongingness wounds, and erase the abolitionist history of the Pride movement.

Society11.02.24

Quiet Hours and Werewolves

Dim lights, no music, clear aisles: Wednesdays at 2:30pm offer only a sliver of time for those with accessibility needs. Andi C. Buchanan explores the intersections of time and disability in public spaces.

Literature

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Literature11.12.23

Scenes from a Night at the Opera: A Poem Cycle

A series of small intimate vignettes between young lovers over the course of one night. Cadence Chung poses the question: How much of ourselves do we give away in love, and how much do we keep?

Literature13.11.23

(Almost) Every Poet I Have Ever Loved II

In Part I, Jessica Lim discusses the work of five poets who have served as her personal roadmap to poetry. Part II completes her ode to the archive considering the work of four more poets she loves, and one dead guy.

Literature08.11.23

Juicy Spoiled Fruit!

The debut poetry anthology from the newest and naughtiest micro press out there, Āporo Press. Damien Levi, one of the co-editors of the collection with Amber Esau, shares his dreams for queer and takatāpui publishing in Aotearoa.

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Art

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Art07.02.24

Art stimulates memory and makes us remember who we are. Emma Hislop reflects on the Māori art canon and questions the inclusivity of art galleries during a visit to The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Art19.12.23

The Return

Are they giants, or are we? Millie Riddell pays a visit to our 'Strange Friends' at The Dowse Art Museum: a familiar, odd, reflective and imaginative exhibition collating ten artists to explore the idea of the painted figure.

Art08.12.23

In the Harakeke: A Kōrero with Debra Bustin

Moya Lawson talks with artist Debra Bustin (Ngāti Pāhauwera) about the spaces she’s inhabited and carved out for herself and others over the course of her career, spanning over fifty years.

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Performance

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Performance22.01.24

Paving the Way for Pan-Asian Comedy

Jess Karamjeet, the founder of the Pan-Asian Comedy School Aotearoa, aka PACSA (Laughs), reflects on her journey into comedy, and her hopes of joy across diverse communities.

Performance25.10.23

It Keeps Coming Back from the Grave

Horror academic Erin Harrington and Leon Radojkovic, creator and composer of Silo Theatre’s work Night of the Living Dead, on the reanimation of this seminal work at a pertinent time in our socio-political context.

Performance24.10.23

Chick Habit!

As if forming a punk band and getting your songs stolen wasn't enough, try being haunted by the ghost of your dead mother. Playwright Nuanzhi Zheng shares the story behind her newest play developed as part of Proudly Asian Theatre.

News

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News07.12.23

Not sure where to spend your pūtea on this giving season? We’ve written up a bucket list of gift ideas that people will be thrilled to receive, that also support your fave local initiatives.

News05.12.23

Announcing Issue 08: Carving Space

Welcome to Carving Space.

News15.08.23

Ōtepoti, we're heading your ways in September! Click this link to read and register for Pantograph Punch x Ōtepoti Writer Lab's upcoming publishing workshop on the 17th and opportunities coming your way!

Screen

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Screen30.06.23

Chainsaw Woman vs The Eye Devil

In the final essay response to AMF’s Niu Gold Mountain video project, Alex Stronach dissects Che Ebrahim’s Body Shop – in all its body-gore, trans-vengeance, horror-splat glory.

Screen09.06.23

The Mysterious Miracle of Migrants

Mahiwaga is a poetic, magical and mysterious dance video through Northcote Town Centre, as part of All My Friends’ Niu Gold Mountain project. Naomii Seah chats to the creatives and looks into the future of this local hub.

Screen31.05.23

Ray Leslie is Creating Her Own Shot

In partnership with All My Friends, we have invited four writers to reflect on the themes, locations and stories explored in the video series Niu Gold Mountain. Han Li responds to the music video Mango, by Ray Leslie, Chris Antonio, Luke Park and Suren Unka, set in Selera restaurant.

Recent Contributors

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Eliana Gray
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Gabriella Brayne
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Elise Sadlier
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Andi C. Buchanan
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Sacha Judd
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Emma Hislop
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Zina Abu Ali
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Desna Whaanga-Schollum
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Music

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Music21.02.24

Filling an Empty Room

Ōtepoti writer and poet Eliana Gray reflects on the city’s DIY music and arts scene – how it came together, how it fell apart, and the places and people left behind in its wake.

Loose Canons30.08.23

Loose Canons: Jujulipps

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Jujulipps, a Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist drawing energy from hip-hop and afrobeat, shares five things that inspire her.

Music13.02.23

Reflections of a Lover

V-Day themed playlist! Danya Yang reflects on the love we receive, and the love we give.

Pacific Arts Legacy Project

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Pacific Arts Legacy Project04.06.22

“Let the world know what it took.” Rita Seumanutafa and her father Seumanutafa Falema‘a Seumanutafa share the legacy of their music.

Pacific Arts Legacy Project24.03.22

More Than Bilas

For musician Tali Enjalas Jenkinson, aka Vallé, pursuing and treasuring his Papua New Guinean identity has been vital in shaping the way he creates music.

Pacific Arts Legacy Project24.02.22

For master artist Misa Emma Kesha, weaving feeds our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. With the help of her family, Misa Emma remembers her journey, all centred on the art of sharing and teaching.

Loose Canons

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Loose Canons26.09.23

Loose Canons: Emma Ling Sidnam

Wellington-based writer, Emma Ling Sidnam shares the five things that inspire her as she debuts with her coming-of-age novel Backwaters.

Loose Canons22.09.23

Loose Canons: Hine Te Ariki Parata-Walker

Hine Te Ariki Parata-Walker shares five things that inspired her play 'The Jumpers', which will be read as a part of the Kōanga Festival 2023.

Loose Canons22.09.23

Loose Canons: Ruby Macomber

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Ruby Macomber, poet, researcher and teina of Te Moana-Nui-a Kiwa; shares her favourite things.

Society

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Society15.02.24

Swimming in a Storm

A year after the flooding of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Elise Sadlier muses on the state of the local awa, the histories that led to their pollution, and how we might weather the storms ahead.

Society12.02.24

In this exchange, Zina Abu Ali and Makanaka Tuwe reflect on how rainbow capitalism and pinkwashing obscure violence, tug on our belongingness wounds, and erase the abolitionist history of the Pride movement.

Society11.02.24

Quiet Hours and Werewolves

Dim lights, no music, clear aisles: Wednesdays at 2:30pm offer only a sliver of time for those with accessibility needs. Andi C. Buchanan explores the intersections of time and disability in public spaces.

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Become a Pal of Pantograph

Logo and image design by
Haz Forrester

We don’t exist without our readers, nor do we exist without our Pals. Join the newly launched Pantograph Pals, and help to build a thriving and colourful future for arts publishing in Aotearoa.

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Literature

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Literature11.12.23

Scenes from a Night at the Opera: A Poem Cycle

A series of small intimate vignettes between young lovers over the course of one night. Cadence Chung poses the question: How much of ourselves do we give away in love, and how much do we keep?

Literature13.11.23

(Almost) Every Poet I Have Ever Loved II

In Part I, Jessica Lim discusses the work of five poets who have served as her personal roadmap to poetry. Part II completes her ode to the archive considering the work of four more poets she loves, and one dead guy.

Literature08.11.23

Juicy Spoiled Fruit!

The debut poetry anthology from the newest and naughtiest micro press out there, Āporo Press. Damien Levi, one of the co-editors of the collection with Amber Esau, shares his dreams for queer and takatāpui publishing in Aotearoa.

SHOP

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A fan of our work? Grab some merch! All purchases help to support The Pantograph Punch and enable us to continue dedicating ourselves towards our vision and mission.

SPECIAL OFFER: ONE FREE LAPTOP STICKER WITH ANY PURCHASE FOR ALL OF HŌNGOINGOI | JUNE!

The Pantograph Punch Pātiki Brooch [Green]

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The Pantograph Punch Postcard Set [8 Pack]

$18NZD
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The Pantograph Punch Sticker Set [3 Pack]

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The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.

News07.12.23

Not sure where to spend your pūtea on this giving season? We’ve written up a bucket list of gift ideas that people will be thrilled to receive, that also support your fave local initiatives.

News05.12.23

Announcing Issue 08: Carving Space

Welcome to Carving Space.

News15.08.23

Ōtepoti, we're heading your ways in September! Click this link to read and register for Pantograph Punch x Ōtepoti Writer Lab's upcoming publishing workshop on the 17th and opportunities coming your way!

News26.07.23

Notes for Writers

In early June we held a launch event for our Pantograph Pals (and a celebration of our 13th birthday) at Season in downtown Tāmaki Makaurau. We invited a few contributors to speak to our journal’s past and its aspirations for the future, and to reflect on the journey so far. This is what our copy editor and proofreader Marie Shannon said about her work.

News25.07.23

Our young, wild and free arts journal turns 13 this year, and we've just launched a brand new membership programme to keep our engines at optimum speed. To celebrate our birthday and the launch of Pantograph Pals, we invited near and dear friends to kōrero about our journal, at a live launch event held at Season gallery. Below are some gorgeous snippets of whakaaro, for those who missed the revelry.

Loose Canons25.04.23

Loose Canons - Sinead Overbye

Introducing our new kaiwāwahi Kaupapa Māori editor - Sinead Overbye! Check out her Loose Canons to learn the 5 things that make her tick!

Art

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Art07.02.24

Art stimulates memory and makes us remember who we are. Emma Hislop reflects on the Māori art canon and questions the inclusivity of art galleries during a visit to The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

Art19.12.23

The Return

Are they giants, or are we? Millie Riddell pays a visit to our 'Strange Friends' at The Dowse Art Museum: a familiar, odd, reflective and imaginative exhibition collating ten artists to explore the idea of the painted figure.

Art08.12.23

In the Harakeke: A Kōrero with Debra Bustin

Moya Lawson talks with artist Debra Bustin (Ngāti Pāhauwera) about the spaces she’s inhabited and carved out for herself and others over the course of her career, spanning over fifty years.

Recent Contributors

View All 
Eliana Gray
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Gabriella Brayne
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Elise Sadlier
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Andi C. Buchanan
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Sacha Judd
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Emma Hislop
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Zina Abu Ali
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer
Desna Whaanga-Schollum
Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Performance

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Performance22.01.24

Paving the Way for Pan-Asian Comedy

Jess Karamjeet, the founder of the Pan-Asian Comedy School Aotearoa, aka PACSA (Laughs), reflects on her journey into comedy, and her hopes of joy across diverse communities.

Performance25.10.23

It Keeps Coming Back from the Grave

Horror academic Erin Harrington and Leon Radojkovic, creator and composer of Silo Theatre’s work Night of the Living Dead, on the reanimation of this seminal work at a pertinent time in our socio-political context.

Performance24.10.23

Chick Habit!

As if forming a punk band and getting your songs stolen wasn't enough, try being haunted by the ghost of your dead mother. Playwright Nuanzhi Zheng shares the story behind her newest play developed as part of Proudly Asian Theatre.

Screen

View All 
Screen30.06.23

Chainsaw Woman vs The Eye Devil

In the final essay response to AMF’s Niu Gold Mountain video project, Alex Stronach dissects Che Ebrahim’s Body Shop – in all its body-gore, trans-vengeance, horror-splat glory.

Screen09.06.23

The Mysterious Miracle of Migrants

Mahiwaga is a poetic, magical and mysterious dance video through Northcote Town Centre, as part of All My Friends’ Niu Gold Mountain project. Naomii Seah chats to the creatives and looks into the future of this local hub.

Screen31.05.23

Ray Leslie is Creating Her Own Shot

In partnership with All My Friends, we have invited four writers to reflect on the themes, locations and stories explored in the video series Niu Gold Mountain. Han Li responds to the music video Mango, by Ray Leslie, Chris Antonio, Luke Park and Suren Unka, set in Selera restaurant.

Music

View All 
Music21.02.24

Filling an Empty Room

Ōtepoti writer and poet Eliana Gray reflects on the city’s DIY music and arts scene – how it came together, how it fell apart, and the places and people left behind in its wake.

Loose Canons30.08.23

Loose Canons: Jujulipps

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Jujulipps, a Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist drawing energy from hip-hop and afrobeat, shares five things that inspire her.

Music13.02.23

Reflections of a Lover

V-Day themed playlist! Danya Yang reflects on the love we receive, and the love we give.

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Become a Pal of Pantograph

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