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’
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
Read Time: 11 mins
Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
Read Time: 29 mins
Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
Read Time: 26 mins
Why aren't there more songs about the experience of...
Music
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
By Gareth Shute
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
The Life and Death of the Political Author
Read Time: 8 mins
Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
Read Time: 28 mins
Elizabeth Beattie follows the radical NZ poet's steps...
Literature
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
By Elizabeth Beattie
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
Read Time: 2 hrs, 38 mins
​Your daily coverage of this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
Nearly Every Film at the New Zealand International Film Festival, Reviewed A-Z
By Pantograph Punch