The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters

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Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

Art

Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake looks at how White settler identity is framed in her review of Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay.

Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay is a new exhibition, presented at MTG Hawke’s Bay and curated by Jess Mio (Pākehā), which features works by Rita Angus, Jenny Campbell, Geoffrey Fuller, Dick Frizzell and Martin Poppelwell...

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Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
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
Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Pantograph Picks for National Poetry Day 2017
Literature
Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
Theatre
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
Read Time: 7 mins
Maraea Rakuraku reviews Friday’s Flock, Te Puanga...
Theatre
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
By Maraea Rakuraku
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
Read Time: 4 mins
deVINE, a new play by RECollective is the story of...
Theatre
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
By Madeleine De Young
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
Read Time: 36 mins
From millennial writers to the most successful playwright...
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
By Adam Goodall
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
Read Time: 4 mins
Silo Theatre's latest production sets Prokofiev's...
Theatre
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
By Madeleine De Young
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