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’
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
Read Time: 13 mins
Santee Smith is the Founding Artistic Director of...
Theatre
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
By Maraea Rakuraku
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
Read Time: 11 mins
The legacy of Merata Mita and Barry Barclay on Indigenous...
Art
Swells of Māori and Pasifika film: A Review of From the Shore
By Miria George
Reality is Boring, Baby
Read Time: 21 mins
Three lonely millenial women seek love, meaning or...
Literature
Reality is Boring, Baby
By Mia Gaudin
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
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
Read Time: 9 mins
Inequality isn't inevitable, it's engineered.
Screen
Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro
By Lana Lopesi
Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
Read Time: 8 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Christchurch Arts Festival...
Theatre
Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
By Erin Harrington
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
Read Time: 19 mins
An extract from Caren Wilton’s new book My Body, My...
Society
Working as a Trans Boy: An Extract from My Body, My Business: New Zealand Sex Workers in an Era of Change
By Caren Wilton
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
Read Time: 9 mins
Auckland Fringe artist Melissa Laing is taking audience...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
By Melissa Laing