The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’

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Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Soft sculptures and spiky crustaceous cakes. Pastels and pearlescent sheen. Feminine aesthetics prevail in Claudia Jowitt and Hanna Shim’s sculptural works, in contrast to the monochromatic, punk zine palette of Hugo Koha Lindsay’s large-scale abstract paintings.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana...

Literature

Wellington’s favourite indie literature festival returns with fancy new clothes, a punchy new name and a rudely good programme. Running from 6–10 November, Verb Festival includes the classic Saturday evening LitCrawl surrounded by five days’ worth of less frantic occassions, lovingly curated and featuring local, national and international writers.

Pantograph Punch editors Faith Wilson, Ataria Sharman...

Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Queer Debris
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response...
Literature
Queer Debris
By Kerry Donovan Brown
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
Read Time: 4 mins
Alice Canton is a performer and theatre artist based...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Canton
By Alice Canton
Review: Fred is Cold
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Fred is Cold, a play about depression...
Theatre
Review: Fred is Cold
By Adam Goodall
Scorched Earth: A Review of The Night Mechanics
Read Time: 9 mins
Miria George's latest is a hard-edged sci-fi dystopia...
Theatre
Scorched Earth: A Review of The Night Mechanics
By Adam Goodall
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
Read Time: 5 mins
Erin Harrington heads to the 80s Louisiana weepie...
Theatre
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
By Erin Harrington
Feminine Mystique: A Review of Soft Tissue
Read Time: 8 mins
Ella Gilbert's solo show plays with ideas of constructed...
Theatre
Feminine Mystique: A Review of Soft Tissue
By Jess Bates
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
Read Time: 16 mins
Cannes at home! While you obviously can’t watch the...
Screen
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
By Doug Dillaman
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
Read Time: 10 mins
Theatre
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
By Ralph McCubbin Howell