We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing

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Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

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As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

Theatre

On not-finishing.

Before you open a show you think a lot about the audience. You dream about them; you wonder what they like; you obsess about how they’ll read a moment onstage. Your relationship with your imagined audience becomes intimate, like a teenage crush, and it’s all completely in your imagination until there are bodies in the room.

Covid-19 has affected so many lives in ways immediately...

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Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
Read Time: 9 mins
Some links to resources for arts freelancers during...
Society
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
By Kate Prior
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Read Time: 20 mins
On not-finishing.
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
By Kate Prior
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
Read Time: 16 mins
I haere a Rereao Taite rāua ko Te Haana Paewai ki...
Art
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
By Rereao Taite and Te Haana Paewai
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
By Pantograph Punch
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 8 mins
Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back!
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
Read Time: 8 mins
Sāmoan/Pākehā writer and Pantograph Punch Editor Faith...
Theatre
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
By Faith Wilson
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
By Grace Iwashita-Taylor
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
Read Time: 5 mins
essa may ranapiri meets Hikule'o, Queer Goddess of...
Art
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
By essa may ranapiri