Artists for Ceasefire are a group of creatives across the motu, petitioning the New Zealand government to call for an immediate ceasefire in occupied Palestine. Here is their open letter, which you can sign.
Artists of Aotearoa in Solidarity with Palestine: A Call For a Ceasefire
Prime Minister elect - Christopher Luxon
Rt. Hon. Chris Hipkins
Hon. Carmel Sepuloni
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta
We the undersigned include various Māori, Indigenous, Arab, Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, non-religious, Queer, people of colour and tāngata Tiriti who are artists, writers and cultural workers. We are writing to urge you, our elected leaders, to call for an immediate ceasefire and condemn the Israeli Government for their blatant disregard for international human rights.
Since October 7th we have been seeing an unprecedented attack on the civilian population of Gaza by Israel, backed by the EU, UK and United States. On October 8th, Israel placed Gaza – the occupied territory it has long illegally blockaded – under complete siege, cutting off all food, water and fuel to the territory. Gaza consists of 2.2 million people, half of whom are children. This is a clear disregard of International Humanitarian Law and constitutes collective punishment under the Geneva Conventions. The situation is becoming exponentially worse as bombardment and the loss of civilian lives continues and the delivery of aid, food and fuel is blocked or severely restricted.
Ceasefires have been called by a range of humanitarian organisations across the globe. As we write this a ceasefire has been called by Amnesty International, the UN, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, Save the Children and OXFAM. We are watching a human rights and humanitarian catastrophe, and we as global citizens can no longer remain quiet. We have come together as artists, writers, musicians and cultural workers to make the demand for an immediate ceasefire at the very least, and call on our government to do its part in calling for an end to this bombardment.
In writing this letter in support of the Palestinian people of Gaza we call on our leaders to demand:
1. An immediate ceasefire to prevent the deaths of more Palestinians and to allow for dignified burials of the deceased. The morgues in Gaza are so overflowing that mass graves have been dug and the risk of disease outbreak is high.
2. The expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador and the United States Ambassador from our country should they not implement an immediate ceasefire.
3. The lifting of the siege to restore water, food and fuel, medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and the protection of medical facilities.
4. The facilitation of safe passage for the critically ill and those who wish to find safety, and permitting the entry of medical and rescue teams. We want to make clear we stand against the forced displacement of Palestinian civilians to areas outside of Palestine.
5. Ending any and all foreign military aid to Israel.
6. The recognition of the State of Palestine and ending Israel’s illegal occupation and apartheid regime. We support the right of return to Palestinian people who have been dispossessed of their lands since 1948.
We are hugely concerned also for Palestinians living in Occupied Palestinian territories, especially the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but also within Israel itself. In these areas, over 120 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and armed illegal settlers. Within the Occupied West Bank (OWB) a number of settlements have been attacked and bombed by aircraft, including the Jenin refugee camp. Almost 1500 Palestinians in the OWB have been detained. Many of these Palestinians are employed within Israel and the OWB. We call on the western community and the New Zealand government to explicitly call these actions out and for elected officials to condemn Israel for these acts of brutality. We ask the New Zealand government to call for the release of all hostages and prisoners.
The attacks on the 7th of October, resulting in many Israeli deaths, was a tragedy. But it didn’t happen in a vacuum. This attack happened against the backdrop of a 75-year long illegal occupation of Palestinian land and denial of Palestinian self-determination. The current collective punishment of the people of Gaza is completely unjustified and is a continuation and escalation of decades of persecution and purging by the Zionist regime of Israel. We believe that all life is sacred, but in the words of the late Palestinian academic Edward Said, “In sheer numerical terms, in brute numbers of bodies and property destroyed, there is absolutely nothing to compare between what Zionism has done to Palestinians and what, in retaliation Palestinians have done to Zionists”.
We ask for the New Zealand media and the New Zealand public to condemn what we are seeing, which is a genocide. We ask them to call for an ending of this siege, and for the dismantling of the apartheid conditions that have been enforced upon Palestinian people over decades. In 2022, Amnesty International found that Israel imposes a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its control: in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and against Palestinian refugees. This amounts to apartheid as prohibited in international law. These punitive laws, policies and practices are intended to maintain this system of persecution and control over Palestinians. These actions have left them fragmented geographically and politically, frequently impoverished, and in a constant state of fear and insecurity.
We reject and utterly condemn the rise in anti-Palestinian, anti-Islamic, and anti-Arab violence everywhere. We also condemn the rise in punishment of those who support Palestinian liberation, including artists, writers, academics and everyone who has lost work and opportunities for supporting Palestine.
We reject and utterly condemn the rise in anti-Semitic violence. We also acknowledge that standing in solidarity with the Palestinian people is not anti-Semitism. Zionism is not Judaism. Zionism is a form of racism and is a colonial ideology that does not represent the views and practices of all Jewish people throughout the world.
All people whether they are Muslim, Christian, Jewish or non-religious deserve to live with dignity and freedom, especially the 3,257 children who at this time of writing have been reported as killed, which include 3,195 in Gaza, 33 in the West Bank and 29 in Israel. It is estimated that 8,000 people have been killed in Gaza, as well 1,400 people in Israel. These are not just numbers, but people who had dreams, funny quirks, favourite foods and who loved and were loved by their families.
These aren’t just numbers.
Everyone - all peoples in the holy land - deserves to live safely, without the fear of death and destruction.
From the river to the sea.
Palestine will be free.
Free from borders.
Free from tyranny.
Signed by Muslim, Arab, Māori, Jewish, Indigenous, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, non-religious, Queer, People of Colour and Tāngata Tiriti artists, writers, researchers and cultural workers from across the motu.
This petition, signed by over 1000 artists including Jane Campion, Chelsea Winstanley, Tayi Tibble, Nigel Borell, Rachel House, and Chris Tse is calling for an immediate ceasefire and political solidarity with occupied Palestine. It was sent to the New Zealand Government on Thu 2 Nov, 2023.
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Abby Cunnane (Pākehā), curator and writer, director at The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space.
Abby Howells (Pākehā) writer, and comedian
Abid Rahman aka ABRZY (Artist)
Abigail Bakker (Filipino/Pākehā) Artist / Designer.
Abigail Johnson (Pākehā), Writer
Adeline Marteil (French, Jew) designer
Adriana Che Ismail (Muslim, Asian), poet, writer.
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Afrina Razi (Muslim, Asian), photographer.
Age Pryor, musician
Ahi Nyx (Te Āti Awa me Ngāti Raukawa), artist and kairaranga.
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Ahmed Youssef (Egyptian) Actor & Artist
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Aidan Shannon Knight (Pākehā), Writer, Filmmaker
Aidee Walker, (Pākeha) Actor, Director, Writer.
Ailsa Coulson, (Pākehā, British) artist.
Aimee Renata (Ngāpuhi), Musician
Ainslea Sherwin (Māori) Aspiring ECE teacher
Aisha Johan (Minangkabau, Muslim, Tauiwi) Designer
Alayne Dick (Pākehā) Writer, Performer
Albert Purcell (Sāmoan/Tongan), Musician.
Alena Kavka (Pākehā), writer, curator.
Alesha Ahdar (Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Arawa & Samoa), multi-disciplinary storyteller, theatre programmer
Alex Huber (Pākehā) musician, visual artist
Alex Lodge (pākehā), writer
Alexander Borgers (Pakeha), Producer
Alexander L. Brown (Chinese/Pākehā) Visual Artist
Alexander Martyn (Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Arts Coordinator
Alice Agnes (Pākehā) DJ/producer, promoter. Pōneke-based.
Alice Alva, (Aotearoa, New Zealand), Artist and educator
Alice Cameron (Te Whānau-a-Apanui & Pākehā), supporter of Indigenous rights
Alice Canton (Chinese/Pākehā), Theatremaker, Artist.
Alice May Connolly (Pākehā), Actor
Alice Te Punga Somerville (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki) Scholar, Poet, Irredentist, Māmā
Alisha Reddy (Fiji-Indian) Artist.
Alison Studans (Pākehā) Musician
Alistair Deverick (Pākeha), musician
Aliyah Winter (Pākehā) Artist
Allie Cuadros, designer
Ally Lase (Samoan) Photographer/ Film Production/Producer.
Aloali’i Tapu (Samoa) choreographer and dancer co-director of Ta’alil
Always Becominging (Pākehā), writer, publisher.
Alyssa Medel, (Filipino), filmmaker and theatre producer
Amal Abdullahi (Somali, Muslim) student, writer, podcaster
Amanda Black (Tuhoe, Whakatohea, Te Whanau a Apanui), scientist, researcher, educator
Amanda Hunt (Pākehā), Poet.
Amanda Jane Robinson (Pākehā), filmmaker and writer.
Amber Copland (Pākehā-Scots, New Zealand), Registered Nurse.
Amber Johnson, ( Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Pākehā), musician.
Amelia Jacobson (Pākehā) disabled artist, writer.
Amelia Kirkness (Pākehā), student, writer, and editor.
Amie Mills (Pākehā)
Amiria Lee Pihema Williams (Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui) artist, writer, librarian
Ammon Hāwea Apiata (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Koata), writer and researcher
Amy Macaskill (Kāi Tahu), Taonga Puāwai
Amy Marguerite (Pākehā) writer.
Amy Pennington (Pākehā, American) Researcher and Somatic Therapist
Amy Potenger (Pākehā), artist.
Amy Weng (Cantonese, Tauiwi) writer, and curator at The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space.
Ana Chaya Scotney (Tūhoe, Jewish) Actress, Writer, Musician, Film Maker, Theatre Make
Ana Hislop (Kāi Tahu) artist.
Ana Iti (Te Rarawa, Pākehā), artist.
Anapela Polata’ivao Samoa/actor/director
Anastasia Burn, (Pākehā), Artist-Designer
Anastasiya Baranova (Pākehā, Ukrainian, Russian) Designer, Photographer.
Andi Crown (Pākehā, tangata Tiriti) Arts Photographer and Actor
André Te Momo (Ngāti Raukawa, Te Rarawa)
Andrea Low (Hawai‘i, Samoa, iTaukei, Saku), curator.
Andy Mathieson (Pākehā), music producer, DJ
Ang Nayyar, Auckland, NZ, artist.
Angel C. Fitzgerald (Pākehā), artist, facilitator at play_station artist run space.
Angeline Loo (Chinese Malaysian) Filmmaker
Anisha Sankar (Indian Tamil), writer.
Anita Fontaine (New Zealander- Creative Director)
Anna Bensky (Pākehā, Ashkenazi Jewish descent), artist.
Anna Fay, (Ngāti Porou), researcher & writer
Anna Gardner (Pākehā), exhibition maker
Anna Perry (Pākehā), Early Childhood Teacher, Artist, Mama.
Anna Pinenga Coddington (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue), musician
Anna-Marie Mirfin (Pākehā), artist
Annabel McKinnon (Pākehā) Artist, Creative Arts Therapy student.
Anne Kennedy (Pākehā), writer, teacher.
Anneka Scholtz (South African) Arts worker, curator.
Anoushka Akel (Pākehā, Lebanese), artist
Anthea Nadine Visage (Paakeha, Aotearoa), child abuse advocate & trauma researcher
Anto Yeldezian, Armenian (born Iraq, Tāmaki raised), artist.
Antonia Barnett McIntosh (Kāi Tahu, Pākehā) composer-performer, sound artist, editor, curator
Apela Bell (Samoan), photographer.
Aperahama Hurihanganui (Te Arawa, Te Tai Rāwhiti, Wairarapa), cultural advisor.
Arapeta Hākura (Whanunga, Ruanui, Mahuta, Koata, Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngai Tohianga, Motemote, Te Aupouri, Porou, Tarara, Crawford, Norway), Artist, Academic
Arawhetu Berdinner (Te Arawa) Artist.
Archi Banal, (Filipino), designer and musician
Ardit Hoxha (Kosova, Aotearoa NZ) artist and writer.
Aria McInnes (Pākehā) artist, designer
Ariadne Baltazar, actor
Ariana Belen Palacios Jimenez
Ariana Tikao (Kāi Tahu) - NZ Arts Laureate, musician, writer, composer.
Arielle Walker (Taranaki, Ngāruahine, Ngāpuhi, Pākehā), artist, writer, and maker.
Arlo Gibson (Pākehā) Actor, writer, live artist
Arlo Green, (Muslim, Middle Eastern) actor.
Aroha Novak (Ngāti kahungunu, Ngāi te Rangi, Tūhoe), artist.
Arpége Taratoa (Ngāi-te-Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rārua), Creative Director/Freelance Writer/Cultural Advisor - publications.
Arthur Hon Sheng (Malaysian, Muslim) consultant, photographer.
Ary Jansen (Pākehā), Artist, Musician
Ary Jansen, artist, musician
Ash Davida Jane (Pākehā), writer, editor, publisher at Tender Press
Ashleigh Jade Fata, (Ngāti Makirangi, Tainui, Samoa) Artist
Ashleigh Taupaki (Ngāti Hako, Samoan) artist.
Ashleigh Wallace - artist, music manager, songwriter.
Ashleigh Young (Pākehā), writer and editor
Atareta Rerekohu Black (Māori - Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Tūhoe / Tā Imi Moriori) Ringa toi, Kaupapa Māori Advisor.
Atticus Dale-Haigh (Pākehā, English) Writer, Artist, Poet
Audrey Baldwin (tauiwi, Zimbabwean) Artist, curator, producer.
Ava Diakhaby (Senegalese British) Actress
Ava Williams (Ngāpuhi), writer
Avara Moody, (Te Rarawa, Waikato Tainui, Samoa, Europe), designer and ceramicist.
Aych McArdle (Pākehā, Queer, Trans, Disabled) Activist and Creative.
Ayesha Green (Kāi Tahu, Ngā Kahungunu) artist
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Bailey Poching (Ngāti Whatua ki Kaipara, Samoa, Torres Strait Islands, Indonesia) Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Comedian.
Bailey Simpson, (Pakēhā), artist and fine art framer.
Barbara Else (Pākehā) writer, editor
Beatriz Carbonilla (Filipino) - designer.
Becky Hemus (Pākehā), Editorial Director, The Art Paper and Art News Aotearoa
Becky Manawatu (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha), writer.
Bella Florence (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga o Whare Kauri, Lebanese) artist.
Bella Guarrera, (Pākehā), Illustrator
Bella Kalolo-Suraj (Samoan,Tongan,Ngāti Porou) Artist, Singer, Music mentor, Actor.
Bella Wilson (Pākeha), Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Dance Teacher
Ben Knight (Pākehā) Musician.
Bena Jackson (Pākehā), artist.
Benjamin Sawrey, (NZ European), Sustainability Engineer
Beth Hilton (Pākehā) Artist
Bethany Rogers (British) Writer
Bex Stubbs, (Tangata Tiriti, Scottish, Jewish) artist, educator, conservationist, mother
Billie Staples, (Pākehā), artist, writer and actor
Bonni Luafutu Tamati (New Zealand born Samoan) Operations Manager for Samoa House Library.
Braden McMahon (Pākehā, tattooer)
Brandon Haru (Maori) Musician, Music
Brannavan Gnanalingam (Sri Lankan Tamil, tauiwi), writer
Brenda Dwane, (Vaka Takitumu, Mangaia, Rimatara, Pākehā), teacher-librarian and musician
Brian Bargh, (Pākehā), editor and writer.
Briana Jamieson (Pākehā) Painter, Writer, Publisher
Briar Grace-Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hau) Writer, Director ONZM.
Briar Lomas (pākehā), designer + artist.
Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) artist, curator.
Bridget Riggir-Cuddy (Pākehā) Arts worker.
Brigit Kelly, actor
Brita McVeigh (Pākehā) Story Consultant, Acting Consultant, Artist
Bronte Heron (Pākehā), writer and poet
Bronwyn Ensor (Pākehā) Actress
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith (Pākehā) artist, writer, Co-Director Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand.
Brooke Pou (Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi), Curator, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.
Bruce Connew, photographer, artist.
Bryony Puketapu, (Te Āti Awa me te Kuki Airani), Ringatoi
Byron Coll (Pakeha) Photographer/Actor
Cadence Chung (New Zealand Chinese, Pākehā), Poet, composer, singer
Cahaya Milne (Pakeha, Malay) Print Maker and Photographer.
Caitlin Jolley, (Ngāti Mahuta) art student and aunty
Caitlin Ramsay (Pākehā/Scottish), artist.
Caity Briggs, (Pākehā, Irish, Queer) artist.
Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua (Nofoali’i, Samoa; Guangdong, China; Pālagi) writer, curator, educator
Camille Balducci (Pākehā) maker.
Caoimhe McKeogh (Irish Pākehā) writer.
Carla Camilleri, (Maltese), musician
Carmel Aroha Salmanzadeh (Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Porou, Waikato-Tainui, Samoan, Chinese, Iranian) Student, Artist
Caroline Park-Tamati (Samoan) Artist Ladi6.
Carrie Rudzinski, writer
Caryl Loria Illana (Philippines: Tagalog, Ilocano, Visaya); actor, singer, director, and writer.
Carym Wharerau — (Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Tainui) Graphics Designer & Dancer.
Casper de Wit (UK, NZ), musician
Cass Makoni (Niuean) writer
Cassandra Barnett (Raukawa, Ngāti Huri), writer, artist, educator, mama.
Cassandra Tse (Chinese, Pākehā), playwright, theatre director and performer.
Cassie Hart (Kāi Tahu)
Cassie Low (Hawaiʻi, Sāmoa, Viti, Kuki ʻĀirani, Pākehā) Content creator, māmā.
Catarina de Peters Leitao (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui), writer, Kairuruku Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui Project - Experience Wellington.
Catherine Griffiths (Pākehā) artist, typographer, designer.
Catherine Macdonald (Pākehā) Artist
Cecelia Kumeroa, Te Āti Haunui a Paparangi, Multi-disciplinary artist
Cecelia Wacokecoke, (Fijian & Tongan), student
Celine Frampton, (Pākehā), Artist.
Chanel Brightwell (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Pākehā) Artist
Chantelle Burgoyne (Samoa, NZ), writer and director
Charade Honey Artist
Charlotte Benoit (Pākehā) Artist, Designer
Charlotte Colgan (Pākehā), Queer musician, writer.
Charlotte Huddleston (Pākehā of Scottish, Irish, English descent) curator, maker, arts worker.
Charlotte Parallel (Pākehā, Irish) Arts worker.
Charlotte Roberts (Ngāti Awa)
Charlotte Thornton (Pākehā), writer and artist
Chelsea Winstanley (Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi) Filmmaker.
Chelsie Preston Crayford (Pākeha, Tangata Tiriti, Ngāti Kāhungunu ki te Wairoa) Actor, Filmmaker.
Cheska Brown (Asian), Photographer.
Chloe Cull (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi te Ruahikihiki), educator, curator, writer, Pouarataki Curator Māori ki Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery.
Chloe Hill (Pākeha), Stylist and Editor of Cool Pretty Cool
Chloe Innes, (Pōneke) designer
Chloē Reweti (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Porou), Designer
Chris Corson-Scott (Pākehā), Artist
Chris Cudby (Pākehā) - musician, artist, writer.
Chris Holdaway (Pākehā) poet, translator, publisher, Director of Compound Press.
Chris Hutchinson (Tainui) Artist, illustrator, designer
Chris McBride (Pākehā / Irish) Artist, Curator.
Chris Morley-Hall (Pākehā) - Creative Producer.
Chris Parker, writer and comedian
Chris Price, poet
Christel Chapman (Sāmoan, Pākeha) Actor
Christian Dimick, Pakeha, Artist
Christiane Shortal (Pākehā), visual artist
Christina Pataialii, (Samoan, Pākehā), Artist
Christine Anderson, lawyer
Christoph El Truento (Pākeha), Artist, Producer, DJ.
Christopher Brown (Pākeha, Māori), Architectural Designer
Christopher Ulutupu (Samoan, Niuean, German) artist.
Chye-Ling Huang, (Chinese Pakeha) Actor, writer, director, creative director of Proudly Asian Theatre.
Cileme Venkateswar (Indian (Tamil & Bengali) Tauiwi), writer, academic
Cindy Zeiher (Pākehā) academic, poet, cellist
Cinta Damerell (Indonesian, pākehā, tauiwi, filmmaker, multi-disciplinary conscious creative)
Cinta Damerell (Indonesian, tauiwi) artist, film maker.
Claire Beynon (Pākehā) Artist, writer
Claire Patolo (Samoa) Filmmaker
Claire Watson (Pākehā) writer, project/arts worker, filmmaker.
Clare McNamara, (Pakeha, Irish), Artist and Musician
Cole Yeoman (Pākehā), photographer, video journalist.
Colleen Maria Lenihan (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi), writer.
Comfrey Sanders, (UK, NZ), actor and writer
Connie Brown (Pākehā) writer, editor.
Connor Ingle/King Komodo (Ngāitai) Artist, musician.
Connor Ward (Pākehā) Architectural Graduate + Photographer
Conor Bowden (Pākehā), Filmmaker, Editor.
Constance McDonald (Pākehā), photographer, artist, writer.
Cora-Allan (Ngāpuhi, Ngātitumutumu and Niue) Artist.
Cory Champion (Pākehā), musician, composer.
Courtney Dawson (Ngāti kurī, Ngāti Amaru) Comedian
Cushla Dillon (Pākehā), filmmaker, editor, writer.
Cushla Donaldson (Pākehā), artist, researcher
Daija K. Verrian (Yoruba, Cherokee, Ngāti Kahungunu, Hay (Armenian)) screenwriter, actor, director, poet.
Daisy Sheehan, (Pākehā), Artist
Damian Leith (Kuki Māori, Pakeha) Production Designer/ Art Director
Damien Levi (Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Pākehā) independent publisher and Lead Editor, bad apple
Dan Arps (Pākehā) Artist
Dani Yourukova (Pākehā) writer
Daniel Johann Lines (Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Maui), independent musician
Daniel John Corbett Sanders, (Jewish, Dutch) artist and curator. Director, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.
Daniel Nodder (Pākehā), Artist, Performer
Daniel Vernon (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa), Cartoonist/Musician
Daniella Lim-Yip, (Chinese, NZ), student
Danielle Nicholson (Pakeha, Aotearoa), actor/writer
Danny Bultitude (Pākehā, Jewish), writer and director's assistant
Daphne Simons, (Dutch), artist / teacher
Dave Wilson (Pākehā) Musician, Composer, Researcher, Writer
David Dallas (Samoa/NZ) Musician
David Le Fleming ( Pākehā) artist
David Morgan (Kai Thai), musician
Deborah Fletcher (Pākehā) Dancer, Choreographer, Creative Producer, Dance Teacher.
Deborah Papāli’i-Curtin (Sapapalii, Lefaga, Safotu, Sāmoan; Pālagi) Musician, & Vocalist
Dee Hehewerth (Pākehā), student, arts worker
Delilah Te Aōrere Parore-Southon (Te Roroa o Ngāpuhi-nui-tono me Te Kuihi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Pūkenga) writer, artist and kaiwhakahaere.
Deme Te Atawhai Scott (Taranaki, Ngāti Awa) Photographer
Deva Mahal (African American, New Zealander), Musician, Producer, Composer.
Diana Ruri (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tamainupō) writer
Diana Ruri (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tamainupō), writer
Dimitri Thamel (Sinhalese / Tamil) , architectural designer and artist.
Dinithi Nelum Bowatte (Sri Lankan Tauiwi) writer, PhD student.
Diva Blair ( Pakeha NZer) artist and film contractor
Divyaa Kumar, (Pākehā, Fijian-Indian), artist and writer
Diya Beharie (South African Indian) BCS graduate, writer, creative director/videographer/photographer, filmmaker, mental health advocate.
Dominic Barlow, (Ngāti Maniapoto), Disability Support Worker
Dominic Hoey (Pākehā), writer
Dominic Ona-Ariki, actor
Donna Demente, (Pākehā), visual artist.
Donogh Rees (Pakeha) actress
Dr Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor (Ngāi Tahu, Pākehā) Writer, Researcher
Dr Lorena Gibson (Pākehā), writer, researcher and musician
Dr Marama Muru-Lanning (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato/Tainui), writer
Dr Melissa Laing (Pākehā) Artist, producer, researcher.
Dr. Kirsty Baker (Tangata Tiriti, Scottish) Curator, City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi, Writer.
Duncan Allan, (Pākehā, Aotearoa), writer and lawyer
Dwayne Diack (Ngāti Porou), musician
Dylan Thuraisingham, actor
Eamonn Marra, (Pākehā), writer
East, (Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa, NZ) , Visual Artist
Edith Amituanai, Artist
Edward Lust (Pākehā) artist.
Eefa Jauhary, writer and activist
Eilidh Pūrewa Huggan (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata) Activist, student & photographer
Elana Tkatch (Jewish Canadian/ Aotearoa)
Elayna Jo Amezcua (Mexican, Pākehā), Artist, Designer.
Eleanor Grant, (Pākehā), technical writer
Eleanor Strathern (Pākehā, UK), Theatre Producer
Eleanor Woodhouse (Pākehā), writer, teacher.
Eli Matthewson, comedian
Eli Orzessek (Pākehā), journalist, artist.
Elisabeth Pointon (Indo-Fijian, Pākehā) Artist, Gallery Manager, and Professional Teaching Fellow.
Elisapeta Heta (Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, Waikato Tainui, Sāmoa, Tokelau) Architectural Designer, Artist, Writer.
Elizabeth Hocking (Wales, New Zealand), musician
Elizabeth Morton (Aotearoa) - writer and researcher.
Elizabeth Winders (Pākehā) actor, filmmaker.
Ella Casey (Queer, Pākehā) artist, photographer, student.
Ella Lilley-Gasteiger (Pākehā) Architect
Ella Reid (Ngāti Porou, Aotearoa) Tooth Gem technician/artist
Ella Sutherland (Pākehā), Artist.
Ella Williams (Canadian/ Pākehā) artist, dancer
Ella Yiannoutsos (Greek, Pākehā) Playwright, Actor.
Elle Loui August (Pākeha) writer, researcher & exhibition-maker.
Eloiza Montaña, From Uruguay, artist
Elyssia Wilson-Heti (Niuean, English, Irish, Welsh) Interdisciplinary Artist, Producer
Emele Ugavule (Nukunonu, Tokelau, Sauniveiuto, Deuba, Fiji based in Aotearoa), storyteller + academic
Emery North (Pākehā), writer.
Emi Pogoni (Japanese, Pākehā, Tauiwi), composer.
Emiko Sheehan (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Unu Ngāti Kahu, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Tahu Ngāti Whaoa, Japanese) Artist, Māmā.
Emilie Hope (scriptwriter, theatre maker & reviewer)
Emily Berryman (Pākehā), musician.
Emily Esterline, (Pakeha, NZ), artist
Emily Hartley-Skudder, (Pākehā), visual artist.
Emily Laws, Te Mahurehure of Ngāpuhi, writer/photohrapher
Emily Parr (Ngāi Te Rangi, Moana, Pākehā), artist & researcher
Emily Siddell (Pakeha) glass/ceramic artist
Emily Writes (Pākehā), writer.
Emma Barnes (Pākehā) writer.
Emma Blackett (Pākehā), writer, teacher.
Emma Fitts, pākehā, artist
Emma Gregory (Pākehā) Tattoo Artist, Illustrator.
Emma Hislop (Kāi Tahu), writer.
Emma McIntyre (Pākehā, Ngāti Maru)
Emma Neale (Pākehā) editor, writer.
Emma Ng (Cantonese, Tauiwi), Writer, arts worker.
Emma Sidnam (Christian, Asian) Writer.
Eric Soakai (Samoan/ Tongan) artist, poet.
Eseta Le’au (Samoa, Tuvalu) Poet.
Essa Ranapiri (Ngaati Raukawa, Waikato Tainui, Ngaati Puukeko, Te Arawa, Horwood, Clan Gunn) poet.
Esther Leilua - Ngāti Awa, Aotearoa. Savai’i, Upolu, Sāmoa. Ha’apai, Tonga - Writer, filmmaker.
Esther Stephens (Pākehā, actor, singer)
Esther Tooth, Pākehā/English, Painter and Set Dresser
Etanah Lalau-Talapa (Afega, Sa'anapu Samoa based in Te Awakairangi), Artist.
Etienne Wain, (Malaysian-Chinese, Pākehā), writer, poet and musician
Eve de Castro-Robinson (Aotearoa, composer)
Faber Samuel Morrow (Pākehā), producer/DJ & Label owner (CAS Records).
Felix Giles (Pakeha, NZ), visual artist and house painter
Fergus Porteous (Ngāti Maniapoto) writer.
Fiona Amundsen (Pākehā), artist
Fiona Jack (Pākehā), Artist, Associate Professor at The University of Auckland.
Flo Wilson (Pākehā, Tauiwi), Musician, artist.
Flora Feltham (Pākehā) writer and weaver
Flora Reilly-Davis (Pākehā) Jeweller
Frances Carter (Pākehā), Photographer, filmmaker.
Frances Libeau (Pākehā), artist
Frances Stachl (Ngāpuhi) Jeweller.
Francesca Georgia Pietkiewicz Nutsford (Pākehā, Polish) Queer Editor, Writer, Poet, Podcastera
Francis McWhannell (Pākehā), curator, gallerist, writer.
Frankie Bradford, (Pākeha, Ngāti Maniapoto), Student and Artist
Frankie J Barraclough ( Pākehā, Irish, Tyke, Loiner) Artist, World Builder, Comic Lover.
Fraser Walker (Pākehā, Wampanoag, Pequot) Artist, Musician, Videographer.
Fred Small (Pākehā), artist, facilitator at play_station artist run space.
Freddy Matariki Carr (Ngati Awa, Ngai Tuhoe) kaitiaki.
Freya Daly Sadgrove (Pākehā), writer and performer
Freya Markula, (Pākehā), artist and writer.
Gemma Begg (Pākehā), Dance Teacher
Gemma Coutts (Pākehā), academic and māmā
Geneva Alexander-Marsters (Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani mai Waikaremoana), Season Gallery Manager and Musician
Genista Jurgens (Pākehā), Comms Director for Contemporary HUM
George Fowler (Pākeha) Performer
George Turner (Pakeha) Artist, Musician
George Watson (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Mutunga, Moriori) artist.
Georgette Brown (Pākehā), artist & musician.
Georgia Arnold (Pākehā) Artist, Art Educator
Georgia Currie (Pākehā), fashion designer and consultant
Georgie Hill (Pākehā), artist.
Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, (Iranian), writer and filmmaker
Gilbert Ostini (Pākeha, Christian) Member of Common Grace Aotearoa, writer
Gina Cole (Fijian, Aotearoa), writer
Gina Kiel - visual artist & mother - Te Whanganui-a-Tara - (Pākehā/Irish/Scottish/Dutch).
Giovanni Tiso (Pākehā), writer and editor.
Gitanjali Bhatt, (British-Indian Gujarati, Tauiwi). Artist.
Goretti Chadwick (Samoa), Actor, writer.
Grace Augustine, Pākeha, theatre director and drama teacher
Grace Crawshaw-McLean (Pākehā) Artist.
Grace Darkins (tangata Tiriti), policy advisor
Grace Hood-Edwards (Pākehā, Welsh, English, Irish) writer/filmmaker
Grace Iwashita-Taylor (Samoan, English, Japanese) poet, writer, theatre maker.
Grace Sinclair (Pākehā), Librarian, Arts Worker.
Grace Verweij (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri) Curator, promoter, musician
Greer Perenara (Cook Island, Samoan) Singer and Performer
Gregory O'Brien, poet, painter and essayist
Gregory Thomas, (Pākehā), Printmaker & educator
Greta Gregory (pākehā) actor and casting director
Greta Menzies, Pākeha, artist
Gwen Isaac (Pākeha, Welsh) Filmmaker.
Gwen Lin (Chinese), Creative, Writer, Director.
Gwynneth Porter (Pākehā), writer, editor and Librarian and Christchurch Women's Prison.
H-J Kilkelly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe) Producer, Māmā.
Hamahuna Hawkins (Ngati Kahangunu, Ngati Wai)
Hāmiora Bailey (Ngāti Porou Ki Harataunga, Ngāti Huarere) Artist, Curator.
Hamish Boyle, (Pākehā), actor, writer, graphic designer
Hamish Coleman, (Pākehā), Visual Artist
Hamish Parkinson (Pākehā) Performer, writer, director, illustrator
Han Law, ( NZ resident, Malaysian Chinese), Animation producer, creative.
Hana Burgess (Ngāpuhi, Te Roroa, Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Researcher, Artist.
Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Hinerangi, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui/Waikato, Ngāti Hurai (Jewish)), Writer, artist, Museum curator Sir James Fletcher Kawerau Museum. Co-facilitator, Kei te pai press and most importantly, Māmā.
Hana Tuwhare (Ngāpuhi), Weaver, Writer, Speech-language Therapist
Hannah Broatch (Pākehā), Architectural Graduate
Hannah Croucher (pakeha, lawyer)
Hannah Davis-Gray (Pākehā) arts worker, artist
Hannah Ireland (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, Pākehā), Maker
Hannah Kelly (NZ), actor
Hannah Lees (Scottish, Pākehā), writer.
Hannah Lynch (Pākehā, Ngati Porou, Samoa) - Artist.
Hannah Mae Jerao (Filipino, Queer), student, creative.
Hannah Maurice, artist
Hannah Mettner (Pākehā), queer writer, PhD candidate, editor.
Hannah Rose (Waikato Tainui, Te Ātiawa, Ngaati Rangi, Ngaati Pou), shearer.
Hannah Salmon (Pākehā) Artist, Musician.
Hannah Watkinson (Pākehā) artist
Hannah Wilson (Pākehā), student, writer.
Hannah Woods (Pākehā/Tauiwi) Filmmaker, Costume Designer, Creative, Kaiako.
Harold Coutts (Pākehā) writer, poet.
Harriett Maire (Swiss-Pākehā), director
Harry Culy (Pākehā), artist.
Hash Perambalam (Eelam Tamil), Filmmaker
Hattie Salmon (Pākehā) writer, poet.
Hayden Pyke, (Pakeha of Jewish whakapapa), writer and social worker
Hayley James (Paakeha) poet, librarian.
Haz Forrester (Pākehā) musician.
Hazel Jiwoo Oh (Korean) Performer
Hebe Kearney (Pākehā), writer and librarian.
Hector McLachlan (Pākehā) Musician
Heidi Brickell (Ngāti Apakura / Rongomaiwahine / Ngāi Tara / Ngāti Kahungunu) Artist.
Helen Donnelly, (Pākehā), filmmaker & graphic designer
Helen Young-Loveridge (Pākehā), Designer & Stylist.
Helena May (Te Ātiawa, Pākehā) Artist, Performer, Choreographer
Helena Olsen-Arts, (Pākehā), Designer
Heleyni Pratley, (Greek, Cypriot, Aotearoa) Interdisciplinary Artist
Henrietta Harris (Pākehā), Artist
Henry Babbage (Te Rarawa, Pākehā), writer, designer
Hera Lindsay Bird (Pākehā) writer.
Hera Tautuku Orme (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Pākehā) photographer
Hina Nasir (Pakistani, NZ), Freelance Digital Designer and Artist
Hiona Henare (Matawhaorua, Kurahaupō, Tanui), filmmaker.
Hollie Fullbrook (Pākehā, English) musician, songwriter.
Holly Davies (Samoan, Pākehā) Artist, Designer.
Holly Finch, Dance Artist, Pakehā Dutch
Holly Fletcher (Pākehā), Poet
Holly Sarah Burgess (Ngāpuhi, Te Roroa, Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa), Photographer
Holly Walker (Pākeha, Scottish, Polish, English, Irish) Artist, Audience Engagement Coordinator New Zealand Portrait Gallery.
Holly Willson (Pākekā), writer, editor, Lieu Journal.
Hone Kouka (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Raukawa, Kai Tahu), MNZM writer, theatremaker, filmmaker
Honey Brown (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Taranaki) Access Coordinator at The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space, Artist.
Hope Kennedy-Smith, writer
Hope Ryu, (Korean-Malaysian, Aotearoa), zoology student and artist.
Htoo Paw Thin / Lazarus (Kayin Refugee), writer, multidisciplinary artist.
Huia Osborne (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri) artist
Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho (Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Te Āti-Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Kahungungu, Ngāi Tahu, Fale’ula) artist, illustrator.
Hutch E Wilco (Ngāpuhi, Pākehā, Mā ohi), writer, curator, arts administrator.
Ian Munro (Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa), musician.
Ilish Thomas (Gujarati, Pākehā, Tauiwi) Artist, d.j
Imogen Taylor (Pākehā), artist.
Indiana Carder-Dodd (Ngāpuhi, Te Āti Awa, Pākeha) visual artist, dancer.
Isaac Martyn (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Pākehā) Playwright and actor.
Isaac Te Awa (Ngāpuhi, Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) Weaver, carver, curator.
Isabella McDermott, writer
Isabella Pachter, Artist
Isabelle Hoskyn, (US, NZ), screen writer, director, and producer, theatre lighting designer and board operator
Isis Jasmine (Tainui, Dutch), chef
‘Isope ‘Akau’ola (Tonga) - Artist, Dancer.
Israel Randell (Tainui), Curator.
J Max Fleury (Pākehā), artist, facilitator at play_station artist run space.
J. Wiremu Kane (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Toro, Ngāti Manu, Te Māhurehure), Writer
Jack Buchanan, (pakeha), actor and musician
Jack Ellery (Pākehā) Artist.
Jack Gray (Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Rarawa, dance artist and writer
Jack Panther (Pākehā), writer, musician
Jack Ritchie (Pākehā, Canadian), Jeweller.
Jack Woon, filmmaker
Jackie Lee Morrison, (Hong Kong Chinese, British), writer and editor
Jacob Tucker (Ngāti Apakura, Tainui), artist.
Jacqueline Margetts, Pākehā, Artist, co-founder of Favour and Laurel Project Space Ōtepoti.
Jade Cavalcante (Tauiwi, Brazilian) artist, producer
Jade Perry (Pākehā) Student, Artist.
Jade Townsend (Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi, Ngati Kahungunu) Gallerist and artist
Jadin Leslie, (Ngāpuhi / Pākeha), Film Maker
Jahra Wasasala (Fijian/Pākehā) Artist, World-builder, Facilitator.
Jake Tabata (Japanese, Pākehā), writer, director, actor.
Jalaina Hitchen (Tongan, Samoan, Pakeha) Artist/weaver.
James Borrowdale (Pākehā), journalist and author.
James Cain (Pākehā) Playwright and theatre-practitioner
James Dobson (Pākehā), designer, owner Jimmy D.
James Sullivan, (Pākehā), Musician, Designer
James Wenley (Pākehā), theatremaker, writer
Jamie Berry (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāpuhi) Artist, Designer.
Jamie Jeffreys, (Taranaki, Aotearoa), fibre artist
Janaye Henry (Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa) comedian, writer, actor.
Jane Arthur (Pākehā), writer.
Jane Campion, (Pākehā), Film Writer and Director
Jane Groufsky (Pākehā), curator.
Jane Shearer - (Rongowhakaata) film maker.
Janeen Page (Pakeha), Mother and Potter.
Janet McAllister (Pākehā), writer
Janice Jones (Aotearoa) citizen, teacher, unionist
Jared Davidson (Pākehā), writer and archivist
Jared Ipsen (Paakeha), musician
Jasmine O M Taylor (Pākehā) - Poet.
Jasmine Reynolds, (Auckland, New Zealand), dancer and university student.
Jasmine Tuiā (Sāmoa), artist, community navigator, Te Aho Mutunga Kore.
Jason Tamihana-Bryce (Kāti Māmoe), musician
Jason Teokotai Richards, (Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa), graphic designer.
Jazz dos Santos (Afro-Brazilian/American), Film Producer
Jazz Rawiri (Ngati whanaunga/Ngāti paoa), actor, director, theatre maker
Jean Teng, (Chinese-Malaysian), writer.
Jennifer Shields (tangata Tiriti), photographer, arts & events producer
Jeremy Mayall (Pākehā) composer, producer, multimedia artist, researcher
Jess Bailey (Pākehā), artist and writer.
Jess Clifford (Pākehā), writer, editor, curator.
Jess Nicholson (Kāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Kāti Mamoe) Ringatoi Uku.
Jess Sayer (Pākehā, Ngāti Kahungunu) Writer, Actor.
Jess Scott, (Pākehā), Writer, stylist, owner of Bizarre Bazaar
Jess Stab (pakeha, artist, curator, performer, event manager)
Jessa Kaa te Pō Strachan, (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Apakura, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Waiora of Te Rarawa Kaiwhare) creative and activist
Jessica Hamilton, Visual Designer
Jessica Hinerangi Thompson- Carr (Ngāpuhi, Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, Pākehā), artist & writer.
Jessica Karamjeet, screenwriter, producer and comedian
Jessica Miku, (Japanese, Pākehā), artist and writer
Jessica Morgan, (Aotearoa), musician
Jessica O'Donoghue, (Pākehā), Filmmaker, Editor
Jessica Sanderson (Ngati Kahungunu, Te Atiawa, Pakeha) Director
Jessica Smith (Pākehā, British) writer, poet and painter
Jessica Webb ( Pākehā) artist
Jessie McCall, pākehā, choreographer
JieYing Cai (Jiangxi Chinese) Artist, Producer .
Jieying Cai, (Chinese) artist
Jim Pinckney aka Stinky Jim (Pākehā) broadcaster, dj, producer.
Jimmy Ma’ia’i (Sāmoa, Scotland) Artist.
Jin Fellet (Korean), Producer
JingCheng Zhao (Chinese, tauiwi) writer, arts and film worker.
Jinki Cambronero (Australian Filipino), photographer, designer, art director
Jo Bragg (Ngāti Porou) writer, poet, gender theorist.
Jo Randerson, (Pākeha, Denmark), artist, community worker and writer.
Joan Fleming (Pākehā), writer, lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University, Nichiren Buddhist.
Joanna Cho (Korean) writer .
Joanna Mika-Toloa (Tainui, Samoan) Actress, Professional Singer, Performing Arts Teacher.
Johanna Cosgrove (Pākeha) Actor, Writer, Comedian
Johanna Knox (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Kahu ki Tauranga, Pākehā), writer
John Miller (Ngapuhi, Pākehā) Photographer.
John Murray (Pākehā) musician and educator.
Johnny Dimery (Pākehā) Jeweller
Jonathan Alexander Kennedy (Tauiwi) Artist
Jonny Potts (Pākehā), Writer and Actor
Jonny Waters (Pākehā), Visual Artist & Event Organiser
Jordan Davey-Emms (Pākehā), artist, curator.
Jordan Dickson (Pākehā) - Theatremaker.
Jordan Edwards, (Pakeha), musician
Jordan Windsor (tangata Tiriti) Filmmaker
Jordyn Te Ikā O Te Kopuā (Ngāti Keā Ngāti Tuarā) Proud Māmā
Josh Bradshaw, Pākehā, Visual Artist
Josh Nelson (Pākehā), illustrator.
Josh Yong (Malaysian Chinese, Pākehā), Documentary Filmmaker
Josiah Morgan (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto), writer and performer
Josie Shapiro, (Tauiwi), writer.
Joy Holley (Pākehā), writer.
Juanita Hepi. (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Kahungunu, Moriori, Ngātiwai, Ngā Puhi.) Artist, Producer, Director, Educator, Māmā.
Jude Dickinson-Smith (Pākehā), artist and writer.
Judy Darragh artist educator advocate
Judy McIntyre (Pakeha) artist
Juhyun (Korean, Buryat) digital artist
Julia Croft (Pakeha) performance artist & theatre maker
Julia Palm (Pākeha/Swedish) Designer.
Julie Zhu (Chinese), photographer, filmmaker.
Jungeun Lee (South Korean, NZ) textile artist
Justine Treadwell (Pākehā), researcher and technician, Te Aho Mutunga Kore.
K-Ci Williams, (Ngāti Tamaterā), writer and journalist
Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Aitanga a Hauiti) Writer, Artist, Journalist
Kaitlin Dedman, Artist
Kalia Regan (Filipino, Pākehā) Performer, Actor, Student
Kalyani Nagarajan, actor
Kane Laing (Pākehā) Artist, director of drive-thru gallery.
Karen Leef (He uri tēnei nō Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi me Tau'tu Aitutaki), ringatoi
Karishma Grebneff (Fiji, New Zealand) actor and creative.
Karla Marie (Irish, Scottish, Norwegian, NZ)
Karleigh-Jayne Jones (Australian), artist
Kasi Valu (‘Eua, Lapaha, Ma’ufanga)
Kasish Prasad (Fijian Indian), student, artist.
Kat Lang (Pākehā), Artist, DJ, Curator.
Kat Walker Su’a Sagapolutele (Pākehā, South African born) Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Kata Brown (Pākehā), artist
Katalaina Saute-Polata’ivao Samoa/Niuean/poet/actor
Kate Appleton (Pākehā), landscape architect, artist, creative.
Kate Aschoff (Pākehā) multimedia artist and poet.
Kate Battersby (Te Aitanga a Hauiti) photographer
Kate Bodger (Pākehā), writer.
Kate Fitzharris (Pākehā) artist.
Kate Megaw (Pākehā) Designer.
Kate Prior (Pākehā, tangata Tiriti) writer, filmmaker
Kate Woods (Pākehā), artist.
Katharine Losi Atafu-Mayo (Malie & Falelatai, Sāmoa and Mackenzie Clan, Scotland) Multidisciplinary Artist & Practitioner.
Kathryn Tsui (Cantonese Chinese) Artist.
Kathy Barry (Pākehā), Visual artist
Kathy McRae (Pākehā) director, actor, writer, teacher
Katie Cheer (Pākehā) designer, musician.
Katrina George (Sāmoan, Pākehā), Artist
Kauae Raro (Māori), Art collective.
Kaung Htet (Burmese, Asian), Graphic Designer, Photographer.
Kay Brierly, (Auckland, NZ), retail worker.
Kayleigh Haworth (English, Irish) Actor, Teacher and Writer.
Kayli Taylor (Pākehā), writer and researcher
Kazim Khan, (Pakistani-Indian, Aotearoa), Actor and Creative
Keana Paerata (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whātua)
Kelvin Tse (Tauiwi, Lenapehoking/Aotearoa) artist and educator.
Kera Sherwood-O’Regan (Kāi Tahu) writer, producer, and organiser.
Keria Paterson (Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu), musician
Kerry Ann Lee (Cantonese Tauiwi), Artist, Designer and Academic
Keshia Paulse (Awherika ki te tonga) Singer
Khadro Mohamed (Muslim, Somali), writer, poet.
Khailana Kendrick (Māori, Pākehā) singer, songwriter, music producer
Khye Hitchcock (Pākehā), writer, artist, curator.
kī anthony (Singaporean Indian and Chinese), poet
Kieran Stowers (New Zealand) Creative Director
Kimiora Reihana Te Momo (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahu) Artist
Kimmy Morris (Pākehā, Dutch) ceramicist.
Kiri Piahana-Wong (Ngāti Ranginui, Chinese, Pākehā) poet, publisher at Anahera Press, anthologist.
Kirsten Le Harivel (Scottish) writer and programme manager.
Kirsten McDougall, (Aotearoa), writer.
Kirsty Dunn (Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) writer and academic
Kitty Brown (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) Creative, Māmā.
Koala Di, artist and musician.
Koha Tiffany Tucker, (Ngati Kahungunu Te Wairoa, Siksika, Pakeha.) Bookbinder and artist
Kōtuku Titihiua Nuttall (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangatahi-Matakore, W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations) writer and artist.
Kristen Calder (Pākehā, Scottish descent) Ceramic Artist
Kristi Illingworth, (Ngāpuhi), Writer
Kura Turuwhenua, (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tūhoe, Kāi Tahu, Moriori), Stand up comedian
Kyle Church (Pākehā) co-founder and producer of 1/200 podcast.
Kyra Lawler (Pākehā) writer, poet, tutor.
Lachlan Taylor (Pākehā), writer, editor.
Lanae Cable (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Maru ki Hauraki, Tūhoe), artist, researcher, māmā.
Larissa Goodwin, (Pākehā), artist.
Larissa Milsum - (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa, Pākeha) Artist.
Latamai Katoa (Tongan, NZ) artist
Latifa Daud (Gujarati, Muslim), writer
Laura Allen (Tauiwi, Scottish), Artist
Laura Duffy, artist
Laura Vincent, (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Māhanga) writer
Laurence Sabrine (Filipino, NZ), Fashion Designer/Stylist
Le Moana Arts (Sāmoa, Aotearoa) Dance, Theatre, Education, Arts Management, and Production.
Leafā Wilson (Samoan New Zealander), Artist.
Leah Dodd (Jewish) writer, poet.
Leah Mizrahi, Jewish nz, film
Leala Faleseuga (Sāmoan/Dutch), artist
Leanne Radojkovich, (Pākehā), Writer
Lee Smith-Gibbons (Pākehā) writer, actor
Leigh Minarapa (Ngāti Rangitihi) writer, director
Leo Bond (Pākehā) musician.
Leon Kirkbeck (Pākehā), Film Producer, Marketing Executive
Leonie Kapea Hayden (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hine), writer.
Levi Fifita-Lamb (Samoan, Tongan) Student, Filmmaker, Amateur Film Critic.
Liam Gerrard (Pākehā) artist, musician.
Liam Pram (Pākehā), musician.
Liliʻuokalani Fraser Cantlay (Hawai’i, Viti, Saku, Pākehā) artist.
Lily Holloway (Pākehā) writer, poet.
Lily McElhone (Pākehā) Writer.
Lily Shaw (Pākeha), Musician
Lily Worrall (Pākehā) Artist and ArtsWorker.
Lindsey de Roos (Cape-Coloured South African) Artist, Arts worker at Blue Oyster Art Project Space.
Lisa Maule (Pākehā / Scottish and English), producer and designer - performing arts
Lisa Swinbanks (Pākeha), actor, writer, producer
Lisa Wilkie (Pākehā, Slovenian, Irish) Arts Administrator.
Liss Bailey (Māori, Pākehā) Musician, Photographer, Activist
Litia Tuiburelevu (Fijian, Tongan, Pākehā) filmmaker
Litia Tuiburelevu (iTaukei, Tongan, Pākehā) writer, director.
Liv Tennet, actor and choreographer
Liz Breslin, writer
Liz Gibson (Kai Tahu, Pākehā), Artist, Musician
Liz Mathews (Pākehā) Artist and Musician
Lora Martin (Pākehā), Musician / Artist.
Lora Nankivell (Pākehā, Irish), Artist
Loretta Riach, (Pākehā) queer artist, poet, and facilitator at play_station artist run space.
Lorien Adcock, (Pākehā, Aotearoa) artist and illustrator.
Lou Maxwell (Pākehā), artist, jewellery designer, co-owner of Volta shop and gallery
Louisa Afoa, (Samoa, NZ), Artist and Educator.
Louisa Beatty, (Pākehā, NZ), artist
Louisa Williamson (Pākehā), musician, composer, teacher
Louise Palmer, artist, teacher
Luca Szalmas (Hungarian, NZ), retoucher
LUCA Walton (Tongan/Palangi), Artist and illustrator.
Lucas Donnell (pākehā), musician.
Lucas Neal, (Pakeha), designer
Luciane Buchanan, (Tonga/ Palangi), actor.
Lucien Johnson (Pākehā) Musician.
Lucinda Bennett (Pākehā, Irish) writer, educator.
Lucy Dawber ( Pākeha, Ecuadorian) Actor, Writer, Theatre-Maker, Comedian.
Lucy Hill (Pākehā), artist.
Lucy Johnson (Whero) - (Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Te Rangi), Musician, Artist, Songwriter.
Lucy Marinkovich (Pākehā) Choreographer, Dancer.
Lucy Meyle (Pākehā), Artist, Teacher
Lucy Reid (Pākehā), musician.
Luisa Tora (Kadavu, Fiji), artist, curator, writer.
Lukasz Pawel Buda (musician, composer).
Luke Hanna (Pakeha), Artist
Lydia Zanetti (Pākehā), Executive and Artistic Director - Nelson Arts Festival, Producer - Zanetti Productions
Lyn Dallison, artist
Lynley Edmeades (Pākehā), writer
Lynn Vare (Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa) musician, librarian.
Maarire Brunning Kouka (Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu me Tūhoe) Musician/ Artist.
Maddi Rowe (Pākehā), writer and poet.
Maddy Adams, (Pakeha, Kaarna Land, Australia), illustrator and artist
Madeleine Mironuk, (Canadian, NZ), singer and poet.
Madison (Pākeha), Actor and creative.
Madison Kelly (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Pākehā), Artist, Musician
Mads Taylor (Pākehā), Musician
Mahara Haitana (Māori, Cook Island, Morte
Maia Wharewera-Ballard ( Ngāti Awa, Te Whanau-Ā-Apanui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, British) Artist, Exhibition technician.
Maioha Kara (Ngati Korokii Kahukura, Ngati Tipa, Te Ātihaunui-A-Papārangi, Tūhourangi, Te Whānau a Hinetapora, Kuki Airani), Artist.
Maisie Chilton, (Jewish Pākeha) Artist and teacher
Malia Johnston (Director) Movement Of The Human
Manisha Morar, (Gujarat, India), Health Promoter.
Manon Revuelta (Pākehā), writer.
Manu Vaea (Tongan), Artist.
Mara TK, musician
Mardi O'Connor (writer, Pākehā)
Maree Sheehan (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāti Tueharetoa), singer
Mareta Davidson (Sāmoan/Pālagi) Artist
Margo Montes de Oca (Mexican, Pākehā), student and poet
Maria Williams (Pākehā), Comedian, theatre maker, teacher
Mariadelle Felize 'Abbey' Gamit, (Filipino), artist
Mariama Hunia (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Rangitihi) Writer, Poet, Photographer, Exhibitions Technician
Marianne Infante (Kapampangan-Filipino) Actor, Producer, Writer, Mentor
Mark Harvey (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga), artist.
Martyn Pepperell (Pākehā), writer, photographer and DJ.
Marū Hobcraft (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kai Tahu, Tipua Takatāpui, Pākehā, European) rikatoi.
Mary Adeosun <marydahfairy> Hair Artist, Creative Director
Mary Macpherson, photographer, poet and art writer.
Mary Mosteller (pākehā, tauiwi from Alabama) writer, editor of Overcom Magazine.
Matariki Bennett (Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue) Poet, Filmmaker.
Matariki Williams (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Hauiti, Taranaki), curator, writer, historian
Matilda Hongell, (Finnish, Finland), student.
Matini Piripo ( Māori - Ngā Puhi) producer, DJ, MC.
Matt Hunter (Pākeha), Musician.
Matt Joils (Pākehā), Artist.
Matthew McAuley (Pākehā), writer, musician, creative director
Maya Jacobi Campos (Brazilian, Pākehā) circus movement artist, teacher and performer.
Maya Love (Aotearoa), writer and academic
McGregor Allen, sculptor
Meena Kadri (ancestry: Hindu, Muslim) photographer, consultant
Meg Andrews, (Pākehā), Actor & Director
Meg Porteous (Ngāti Maniapoto/Pākehā) artist.
Meg Rollandi (Pākehā), designer and theatre maker
Megan Archer, Pākehā, Artist
Megan Brady (Kāi Tahu, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Pākehā) Artist
Megan Verity (Pākehā, Ngāti Maniapoto), Architectural Designer
Megan Vertelle, Piha -Tāmaki Makaurau , Film Decorator, Artist
Mel Mepham (Te Atiawa) Visual and Ceramic artist
Melanie Kung (Pākehā, Japanese) writer, librarian
Melanie Tahata, Ngāti Uepōhatu, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Rongomaiwāhine, Ngāti Kahungungu ki Wairoa. Multi-disciplinary artist and solo Mum with a day job.
Melanie Tangaere Baldwin (Ngāti Porou) artist, curator
Melina Payne (Australian) curator.
Melinda Szymanik (Pakeha), writer and poet.
Melissa Gilbert (Tongan, Samoan, Fijian, Palagi) Artist.
Melody Nixon (Pākehā), writer, academic.
Mere Taito (Rotuma), creative practice scholar, creative writer, Rotuman language activist
mhairi-clare fitzpatrick, pākehā, producer & filmmaker
Mica Still, (Irish, American) Mentor/Artist
Michael Lyell-O'Reilly (Aotearoa), arts and events manager and technician
Michaela Keeble, tangata Tiriti, poet and children’s book writer
Michaella Steel (Tainui, Rarotonga), theatre practitioner and writer
Michel Mulipola (Sāmoan) comic book artist, illustrator, animator, pro wrestler, gamer, storyteller.
Michelle Leuthart (New Zealander) actor / teacher
Michelle Rahurahu (Ngaati Tahu-Ngaati Whaoa, Ngaati Raukawa, Rangitaane) Writer, NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa Board Delegate: Te Māngai Māori ki te Poari
Michelle Savill, Film Writer and Director
Michelle Tiang (Malaysian-Chinese), artist.
Michelle Walshe (Pākehā), Film Director, Sport Tech CEO
Mieke van Gent (Pākehā), artist, musician, poet.
Mikayla Journée (Pākeha), Art History PhD Candidate, Writer, Public Programmes, Arts Governance.
Mikee Sto Domingo (Filipino) writer.
Miles Davitt (Tauiwi), artist, animator.
Miles Hendricks (Pākehā), artist
Millie Dunstall (Pākehā) artist
Millie Riddell (Pākehā, Fiji Indian, Nepalese), writer.
Milly Hampton (Pākeha, Scottish) artist, advocacy
Miloux (Tāmaki Makaurau), musician
Minji Lee, (Korean), artist.
Minsoh Choi (South Korean) Contemporary Artist and Set Designer.
Mīria George (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Cook Islands), writer, theatremaker, filmmaker.
Miriama Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngāti Hinerangi, Waikato-Tainui), writer, academic.
Miriama Grace-Smith (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Hau, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Maniapoto) Artist.
Miriama McDowell Ngati Hine Actor
Misma Kerylee Aroha Anaru (Te Hika o Pāpāuma, Rangitāne) Ceramicist.
Misong Kim (Korean) writer, editor.
Moana Murray (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kawau, Ngāti Rēhia, Ngāti Kura) kairaranga, kaituhi.
Moewai Marsh (Kai Tahu , Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa), artist.
Mohammad Kunwar (Pakistani) musician, poet
Molly Rangiwai-McHale, (Ngāti Porou, Te Aupōuri), artist.
Morgan Bach (Pākehā), writer
Morgan Godfery (Ngāti Awa, Samoa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Hikairo, Ngāti Maru), writer.
Morgan Tupaea (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Mūtunga, Ngāti Tiipa, Te Aitanga a Mahaki) musician, academic
Moya Lawson (Catholic, Pākehā, Irish, Goan) Curator, Writer.
Moya Wong-Dennis (Chinese, Pākehā) Artist.
Murdoch Keane (Fag, Pākehā) CEO of Resistant Productions
Murdoch Stephens, author and publisher
Murray Hewitt (Pākehā) Art Technician, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and artist
Mustaq Missouri, (Indian), actor and writer
Mya Cole (iTaukei, Pākehā), writer.
Nadia (British, Srilankan), video editor
Nadia Kuruvila, Indian, Aotearoa, Student & dancer
Nadine Anne Hura (Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi), writer.
Nafanua Kersel (Samoan) writer and performer
Nahyeon Lee (Korean) Film & Theatre maker.
Nando Azevedo, (Brazilian), photographer
Natalie Bradburn (Pākehā) Designer
Natalie Tozer (Pākehā, Aotearoa), artist
Natalya Mandich-Dohnt (Pākeha, Slavic) Theatre Producer & Storyteller.
Natasha Bidesi, Writer
Natasha Lampard (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāpuhi, Pākehā) Writer; Kaiwhakahaere Hōtaka; Director, Webstock
Natasha Matila-Smith (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Hine, Sāmoa, Pākehā), Artist, Writer, Project Manager and Administrator at Arts Makers Aotearoa.
Natasha van Etten (Ngāi Te Rangi), mover, maker, story teller, producer.
Nathan Joe (Chinese), theatremaker and writer.
Nathan Pōhio, Waitaha, Kati Mamoe, Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungungu, Tau Iwi, Artist, Senior Curator Māori - Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Nathan Rew (Papua New Guinean, Pākehā) doctoral candidate, writer.
Nayte Rēweti (Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Kōpaki, Haina, Ingarani, Kōtirani), ringatoi, kaiakiaki.
Neeve Woodward, (Pākehā), gardener
Neihana Gordon - Stables ( Ngāti kuri), artist.
Nerys Ngaruhe (Rongomaiwahine, Ngaati Kahungunu, Ngaati Porou, Rangitaane, Ngai Tahu, Cymraeg) Ringatoi
Ngaere Jenkins (Te Arawa), Artist
Ngahuia Harrison (Ngātiwai, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pukenga), Artist, Writer.
Ngaire Reihana (Ngāti Kahu)
Ngaroma Riley (Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Pākehā), artist.
Nia Vavao (Samoan ) musician, librarian and artist.
Niamh Hollis-Locke (Pākehā) Writer, ecopoet, Minarets (Compound Press) guest-editor 2023-24.
Niamh Maher (Pakeha, Irish) Multimedia Artist.
Nicholas Dunning (Pākehā), Architectural Designer
Nick Ascroft (Pākeha), writer
Nick Bollinger (Pākehā) writer
Nico Madill (Pakeha, Aotearoa), visual artist
Nico Woodward (Pakeha), registered nurse, activist, artist
Nicola Andrews, (Ngāti Paoa, Pākehā), writer and academic
Nicola Caldwell, (Pākehā), dancer and archivist.
Nicole Brebner, (Pākehā), Actor and Artist
Nicole Hawkins (Kahungunu, Pāhuwera), Taonga Puāwai
Nicole Hunt (Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao, Filipino) photographer, filmmaker.
Nicole Rogers( Australian living in New Zealand) Dancer and teacher
Nicole Titihuia Hawkins (Pāhauwera, Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa), Writer, Poet, Teacher, Mother, Facilitator of Poetry with Brownies
Nigel Borell (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Apakura, Te Whakatohea, Te Rarawa) artist, curator, writer.
Nikola Vasakova (European, Middle Eastern), producer and community organiser
Nina Dyer (Pākehā), writer, curator and exhibition manager.
Nina Finigan (Pākehā), curator.
Nina Mingya Powles (Pākehā, Malaysian-Chinese), writer.
Nirvana Haldar (Indian Bengali, Tauiwi), writer, artist
Nisha Madhan (India), artist and arts worker.
Nishhza Thiruselvam (Malaysian boramil) writer, teacher.
Nkhaya Paulsen-More (Ngāti Maru (Hauraki), Ngāruahine, Ngāti Pūkenga), writer
Nkosisphile Matsebula (South African, RSA) Actress and visual artist
Nora Aati (Sāmoa) Actor, Filmmaker.
Nora Eriksen Myklebust
Nova Moala-Knox, (Ngāti Tukorehe) Tongan, Pākehā. Toi whakaari acting student.
Nova Paul (Ngāpuhi) Artist
Nuanzhi Zheng (Shanghai, tauiwi), playwright and arts worker.
Numangatini Fraser Mackenzie (Mangaian,pakeha) painter, printer, maker and Father.
Nunzio Madden, Slovenian-Australian artist, musician and filmmaker.
Olive Nuttall (Pākehā) trans writer and fencer.
Olive Wilson (Samoa, Pākehā), student, writer.
Oliver Carlé (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu) writer, researcher, designer.
Oliver Carle (Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu), writer and researcher.
Olivia Brook, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, kaiako and recruiter
Olivia Dowell (Ngāti Kahungunu), poet.
Ooshcon One (Samoan/Pākehā) Artist, World-builder, Facilitator.
Ophelia Jones (Pākehā) Artist, Photographer.
Orissa Keane (Tangata Tiriti, British, Swiss, Thai), arts writer and editor, exhibition technician.
Oscar Dowling (Pākehā), Musician
Oscar Mardell (Pākehā), teacher, writer.
Owen Connors (Pākehā), Artist
Paige Constable, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu
Paige Jansen, Lyttelton, New Zealand, Textile artist
Paige Nebbeling (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hauā) Artist
Paige Pomana (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine) Sound Artist.
Paloma Mora Guerrero (Mexico / NZ) Photographer
Pam McKinlay (Pākeha, New Zealand) Artist, Editor, Art Educator
Paolo Rotondo, director
Pat Kraus (Pākehā), Musician, photographer.
Pati Tyrell, (Samoan, Aotearoa), Artist
Paula Green MNZM (Pākehā) writer, anthologist, reviewer, blogger.
Peggy Robinson, (Pākehā), arts worker
Pelenakeke Brown (Sāmoan, Pākehā), disabled artist, writer.
Peter Simpson (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Tamaterā), artist.
Phil Dadson (pākehā) visual artist/musician
Philip Kelly (Pākehā) designer, artist.
Phoebe Hurst, Pākeha, Musician/Performer
Pinky Fang (Pākehā) Visual Artist
pip adam (Pākehā, Romani), writer.
Pipiana Hemi (Ngati Pikiao, Ngāpuhi), Artist
Piupiu Maya Turei (Wairarapa Moana, Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi), Musician, curator
Poppy (Filipino, Pākehā) Artist, Designer and Producer, O&P Works
Poppy Serano (Filipino, Pākehā), Designer Producer
Pounamu Wharekawa (Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) artist, illustrator and muralist.
Prairie Hatchard-McGill (Pākeha), Artist
Priscilla Rose Howe (Pākehā), artis
Puawai Cairns (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga) - writer, researcher.
Pulkit Arora (Indian), Filmmaker
Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Waiohua, Waikato, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Pikiao, Rarotonga, Mangaia) writer, photographer, storyteller.
Qianhe ‘AL’ Li (Chinese), artist.
Quentin Lind (Pākehā)
Quentin Tauetau-Tohitau (Niuean) Artist, illustrator.
Rachael Lowe (Pakeha, NZ) writer
Rachael Naomi (Pākehā) artist, poet.
Rachel Ashby, (Pākeha), Broadcaster and artist
Rachel Blackburn (Pākehā) Artist
Rachel Hope Peary (Irish, Pākehā) Artist, Mother.
Rachel House (Ngāti Mutunga, Kāti Mamoe, Kai Tahu) Writer, Director, Actor.
Rachel Kerr (Tāngata Tiriti) writer
Rachel O'Neill (Pākehā queer), filmmaker, writer and artist.
Rachel Shearer (Rongowhakaata) Sound artist, kaiako
Rachel Trow (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe) public servant, Pantograph Punch Co-Chair
Rachel Yates (Sāmoa), Pou Hītori Matua Moananui-a-Kiwa - Senior Pacific Historian; Vaisala.
Rae Longshaw-Park (Pākehā, Irish, English) theatre maker & writer.
Raewyn Martyn (Pākehā) artist and teacher.
Raiha Mo’unga Tupou (Ngāpuhi, Ngāpuhi ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa & Kolofo’ou, Leimatu’a, Tonga) Artist
Rain Tyler Ó Maoláin (Éireannach, Pākehā) writer, dancer and filmmaker.
Rangimārie Elvin (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Kāi Tahu) Kaitui, kaituhituhi, ringatoi, kaitiaki taiao.
Rangimarie Sophie Jolley (Waikato-Tainui), Writer.
Raphaela Rose (Pākehā) architect.
Rarotonga, Mangaia, Samoa, Scotland
Rat World (Zine publishers).
Raukawa Kiri (Ngati Tiipa, Maniapoto, Ngati Pōrou) Ringa Toi
Raukura Turei (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngā Rauru Kītahi), architect, artist.
Rawinia Te Reo o Rangi Shayla Kiwi (Ngāti Awa, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu)
Raymond Sagapolutele (Fatuvalu, Saoluafata, Falelatai, Samoa) artist and academic.
Rea Burton (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Pākehā) artist.
Rebecca Hawkes (Pākehā), writer, artist.
Rebecca Hazard (Pākehā) Artist.
Rebekah Fraser (Pākehā), writer
Reece King (Pakeha, Samoan) Artist
Regan (Pākeha) musician
Reia Guess ( Indonesian, Morroccan), singer, songwriter
Remy Copeland (Pākehā), Public Servant
Renee Liang (Cantonese, Tauiwi) Writer, doctor, health researcher
Renée Sheridan (Pākehā) Performer, Writer, Director, Coach
Reon Bell (Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) Actor/DJ/Artist
Reva Grills, (Ngati Porou, Ngai Te Rangi, Te Arawa), theatre practitioner and musician.
Rewa Fowles, (Māori and Pākehā), Dance Movement Therapy informed Multidisciplinary Artist.
Rhegan Tu‘akoi (Tongan Pākehā) writer and education adviser.
Rhys Feeney (Pākehā) Poet, teacher
Ria Paki (Tūwharetoa, Waikato Tainui), Actress, Performer, Creative
Richard Larsen, (Pakeha), Musician.
Ricky Townsend, (Pākehā), Artist
Riki Pirihi (Ngāti Wai / Ngāti Māhanga) Musician, PhD candidate.
Riley Young (Pākehā) Artist
Rimu Bhooi (Panjabi Sikh, Pākehā, Tauiwi) creative, writer, advocate.
Rina Sviatskaia, stylist and writer, newsletter editor at Sauce
Robbie Fraser(Ngāti Porou ki Haatanga ki Mataora), Artist.
Robbie Handcock, artist and curator
Robert George (Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara, Kuki Airani) artist.
Robert Wallace, (Pākehā), animation director.
Rocky Manusaute Samoa/Niuean/Actor/content creator
Roimata Prendergast (Ngāti Kahu, mauke, rai'atea), Storytelling coordinator and poet.
romesh dissanayake (Koryo Saram, Sri lankan, Tauiwi) writer.
Romina Meneses, actor
Romy Hooper (NZ European), Actor/Voice artist/Narrator/Director/Intimacy Coordinator and Acting Coach.
Ronia Ibrahim (Muslim, Asian) writer, artist.
Roo Reihana-Wilson (Ngā Puhi, Ngāi Tūteauru, Ngāti Hine), film producer
Rosabel Tan (Peranakan Chinese) Producer, researcher.
Rosamund Philpott (Pākehā) - Choreographer, Artist.
Rose Freeborn (Pākehā, Aotearoa), musician and writer
Rose Tapsell (Ngāti Whakaue, Raukawa, Pākehā) Dancer
Rosie Dawson-Hewes, (Pākehā), writer, activist, arts worker
Rowan Panther (Pākehā) artist
Rowan Thomson (Pākeha) artist.
Rowena Bahl (South Asian) Creative Director, Editor
Roxie Black, (NZ, US) Designer
Ru Pirie-Hunter (Pākehā) Musician
Ruby Cumming (NZ Pākeha), animation line producer
Ruby Papālii-Curtin, (Samoan: Sapapalii, Lefaga, Safotu; Pakeha), musician
Ruby Porter ( Pākehā), writer, artist and teacher.
Ruby Solly (Kāti Tiu / Hurai - Ashkenazi, Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kā Tahu, Pākehā) taonga pūoro practioner, writer, musician, composer, PhD candidate; Mmusth
Ruby Wilkinson (Pākehā), artist.
Rue Al-Tiay, (Iraqi) Musician
Rushi Vyas (South Asian, US, Aotearoa), writer, poet
Ruth Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa, Pākehā) artist, Kaitohu Director Artspace Aotearoa,
Ruth Cleland (Pākehā), Artist.
Ryan Bradley (Ngati Whakaue), producer and choreographer
Sabina Rizos- Shaw (Pākehā), artist
Sabreen Islam (Bangladeshi, Muslim), Artist, Writer
Sabrina Lawson (Pākehā, Argentina), audiovisual artist and academic.
Sade Mahutu ( Māori Nigerian descent, Ngai Tahu, Ngā Puhi) - Model.
Saffron Dunlop (NZ / UK) brand manager
Saige England, Pākehā, author of The Seasonwife, award-winning human rights journalist and poet.
Sakhr Munassar (Arab, Muslim) founder of Hala Aotearoa and Community Worker
Salesi Le’ota (Tga, Pākehā) Actor, Arts administrator
Sally-Mae Hudson, Artist. Wanaka, NZ
Salomé Grace (Pākehā), actor
Sam Carswell (Pākehā, Dutch, Lebanese), sound artist, audio engineer, writer
Sam Hamilton, pākehā, artist/director/producer
Sam Iti Prendergast (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ingarangi, Aerani, Hāmene), researcher, writer, educator.
Sam Keenan (Pākehā), writer and editor.
Sam Knegt (Chinese, Pākehā) arts facilitator/tutor.
Sam Trubridge (UK, NZ pakeha)
Sam Wang, (Australia, New Zealand), actor and writer
Sam Wieck (Pākehā) Designer, writer, musician.
Samantha Bell, (NZ European), costumier and textile artist
Samantha Cheng (Malaysian, Tauiwi), artist, writer.
Samantha Mitchell (Pākehā) artist/designer, facilitator at MEANWHILE.
Samantha Sestito (Pākehā), psychologist, artist, writer.
Samara Alofa (Ngati Awa, Vailoa Palauli), Artist, Songwriter/Musician.
Samara Te Aniwa Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Arawa) Performer, Choreographer
Samaria Anaru Hill (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahangungu) Artist
Samiira Wali (Muslim, Somali), photographer
Sammy Norton, Artist
Samson Dell (Fijian, Pākehā) Queer photographic artist, Facilitator at The Handmade Darkroom.
Samuel Te Kani (Ngā Puhi), writer, filmmaker.
Samuel Walsh (Indian, Lebanese, Welsh, UK), arts facilitator
Sananda Chatterjee (Indian Bengali, Tauiwi) Theatremaker and Arts Worker.
Sara Al-Bahar, (Muslim, Iraqi), writer, poet.
Sara Tautuku Orme (Ngati Awa, Te Arawa, Pākehā) Photographer
Sarah Cordery, filmmaker
Sarah Foster-Sproull (Aotearoa) Choreographer
Sarah Hudson (Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko) artist, researcher, collective-member and mum.
Sarah Jane Barnett (Pākehā), writer and editor
Sarah Jane Parton (Pākehā, Cook Islands, Tahiti), writer, artist, student.
Sarah Joy (Pākehā) Photographer.
Sarah Knox (Pākehā), dance teacher, academic.
Sarah Laing, musian
Sarah Larnach (Tangata Tiriti), Visual Artist
Sarah Natalie Webster (Pākehā) writer and māmā.
Sarah Williamson , Social Worker
Saraid de Silva (Sinhalese, Tamil, Pākehā, Tauiwi) writer and arts worker.
Sascha Drice (Haitian-American), musician and academic
Sav Mattyasovszky (Pākehā), Artist.
Savannah Davenport (New Zealander, British), alumni
SBeca (Pākehā) artist, cultural worker
Scarlett Krichbaum (United States) Deaf writer, poet, and artist
Scott Brewer (Te ATI aw a,Ngatr rarua, Ngati Tama) Artist/Illustrator.
Sean Dioneda Rivera (Filipino-Batas-Biccolano-Pākeha) Writer, Director, Actor, Composer
Sean Norling (Kāti Waewae), Musician
Sean Rivera (fillipino-pakeha) writer, director, actor
Sebastien Charles (Tainui), photographer
Selina Ershadi (Iran, Aotearoa), Interdisciplinary artist and writer
Semira Davis (Pākehā) writer, artist.
Sequoia Cunningham, (Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Porou), Artist.
Serena Bentley, curator
Serena Cotton (Pākehā) Actor
Shama Shaheen (South Asian ), Digital Marketer and actor.
Shannen Young (Cantonese Chinese) Jeweller and maker.
Shannon Palmer, (Aotearoa, NZ), Paramedic Student and Teacher Aide.
Shawnee Tekii (Kuki Airani) Multidisciplinary Artist, Teacher.
Sheldon Rua (Waikato/Tainui, Sapapali'i) dancer, poet
Shelley Botticelli (Pākehā) Illustrator.
Shelley Botticelli, painter, illustrator
Sherry Zhang (Chinese, Tauiwi) - editor of The Pantograph Punch, writer.
Shona Macleod (Pākehā), designer
Shreya Gejji (Indian), Filmmaker
Sian Evans (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Te Ātiawa) Māmā, artist, creative director- Kūwao Space.
Sian Montgomery-Neutze (Muaūpoko, Ngai Tara, Ngāti Apa) Artist, writer, cultural advisor.
Siara Marx, Ngai Te Rangi, Designer
Siew Wee H’ng (Chinese Malaysian), Motion Designer
Silvana Nieto (Argentinian, New Zealand)
Simon Endres (Ngāti Rangi O Ngāpuhi), artist
Simon Gennard (Pākehā) Assistant Curator Contemporary Art and Collections, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Ngāmotu.
Simon Palenski (Pākehā), director Blue Oyster.
Simone Kaho, (Tongan, Pākehā), Writer.
Sinareah Tutunoa (Sāmoan, NZ), Photographer
Sinareah Tutunoa (Sāmoan), Photographer.
Sinead Overbye (Te Whānau a Kai, Ngāti Porou), writer, historian, researcher, editor.
Siobhanne Thompson (Pākeha) Violinist, musician, teacher
Sione Monū, artist
Sloane Hong, (Korean, Aotearoa), Illustrator, Comic Artist, Tattooer
Sochetha Meng (Asian), visual designer.
Sofia Athineou, (Greek, New Zealander), Artist
Sonia Hardie, (Pākehā), Producer, Presenter.
Sonya Milford (Ngāti Kahungunu, Safotu Savai’i - Samoa) Design Director.
Sonya Nagels, photogapher, jeweller
Sophi Reinholt (Pākehā / Norwegian) photographer and graphic designer
Sophia Smolenski, (Pākehā), Artist and museum technician.
Sophia Wilson (Australian / Pākehā) poet.
Sophie Davis (Pākehā), gallery director and curator
Sophie Graham (Pākehā), actor
Sophie McDonagh, (Pākehā), artist
Sophie Seraphim (they/them - Kanata): noise musician, event organiser, and analog photographer
Sophie Yana Wilson (Samoa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Te Whakatōhea) Music Writer & Producer.
Sorawit Songsataya (Tauiwi, Thai), artist.
Spiral Collectives (founded by lesbian poet Heather McPherson 1975) cultural workers
Sriwhana Spong, artist
Stace Robertson (Pākehā), disabled artist.
Stacey Teague (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi), writer and publisher.
Starsha Samarasinghe, (Sri Lankan), activist, writer.
Stella Reid (Pākehā, Aotearoa), Theatre and film maker
Stella Roper, (Pākehā, Aotearoa), writer and artist.
Steve Braunias, writer and editor
Steven Junil Park, Artist and designer
Stevie Hancox-Monk (Pākehā), actor & writer
Suivai Autagavaia (Samoan Kiwi), Artist
Summer Hutchinson (Pākehā) artist, photographer.
Suzanna Persad, musician
Swapna Haddow (British, NZ), writer
Swaroopa Unni (Indian-New Zealander, New Zealand), Performing Artist
Sylvan Spring (Pākehā - Irish & Scottish) writer and music maker.
Taarn Scott (Pākehā) Artist
Taciano Milfont, (Pindorama Brasil), academic and human rights defender
Talia Marshall (Ngāti Kuia) writer.
Talia Pua (Malaysian Chinese), theatre maker (actor, writer, set designer).
Talia-Rae Mavaega (Sāmoan), Theatre Actor
Tallulah Farrar (Pākeha), designer
Tallulah Mclean (African American/ Pākehā) Makeup Artist
Tama Jarman (Ngāti Pākehā) Actor, Teacher, Social Worker.
Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Pāhauwera) artist, curator
Tamsyn Kereopa (Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa) PhD candidate
Tania (TK) Roxborogh (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekurī) - writer, educator.
Tania Wehi of Ngā Puhi
Tanya Barlow (Pākehā, Singaporean Chinese) Artist
Tanya Ruka (Ngati Pakau, Ngapuhi Aotearoa) artist, academic.
Tara Parsons (Pākeha), writer, public programmes.
Taranaki Ah Young-Grace (Nō Ngāti Ruanui, Sāmoa, China, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and France), Musician, Writer.
Tarika Sabherwal (Indian) artist and teacher
Tash Helasdottir-Cole (Ngāti Porou) Photographer/video artist.
Tash Keddy, (Aotearoa), artist
Tash van Schaardenburg (Pākehā) Artist, Music Facilitator/Manager at The Audio Foundation/Audio Foundation Records
Tate Fountain (Pākehā) Writer, editor, producer, performer.
Tayi Tibble (Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngati Porou), writer.
Te Aniwaniwa Paterson (Nga Paerangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rangitihi): writer.
Te Ara Minhinnick (Ngaati Te Ata) Ringatoi, Kaiako.
Te Ataahia Hurihanganui (Rangitāne, Ngāti Hāmua, Ngāti Kahungunu-ki-Wairarapa, Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa), Cultural Advisor
Te Kawa Robb (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi) Pāpā, Photographer, Researcher, Activist
Te Maari Barham (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Pākeha), Gallery Registrar.
Te Ohorere Williams (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāiterangi, Waitaha, Ngāti Pukenga) performer, singer, actress.
Te Rima Whakatau (Te Atiawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngati Mutunga, Ngati Whakaue, Kāti Māmoe, Ngati Kahungungu, Ngāti Apakura) Artist/Illustrator.
Ted Whitaker (Pākēha), artist
Tegan Allpress (Ngāti Whakaue, Rongowhakaata), photographer.
Teresa Meyer, (Auckland, New Zealand) singer, dancer
Terri Te Tau (Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) artist, writer
Tess Connell (Pākehā) Artist
Tessa Forde (Pākehā) Architectural designer, organiser, teacher, writer
Tessa Keenan (Te Ātiawa, Pākehā), student, writer.
Tessa Redman (Pākehā) dancer, actor, choreographer
Tessa Romano, (Sicilian, Irish, US), singer and academic.
Tessa Russell (Ngāti Rakaipaaka), artist.
Teuila ‘Ofamo’oni-Ah Hi (Tokelauan, Sāmoan-Chinese, Tongan, Irish, Scottish) - Artist.
Thabiso Sibanda (Zimbabwaean) podcaster, content creator.
Theodore Salmon (Pākehā), musician.
Thomas Butler, (New Zealander, NZ), musician and sales
Thomas K Shoebridge (Te Arawa) musician, DJ, promoter.
Tia Barrett (Waitaha, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tamainupō) Moving Image Practitioner and Photographer.
Tiana Jakicevich (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Te Whakatōhea).
Tiffany Singh (Samoan, Indian), installation artist.
Tiffany Witehira (Ngāpuhi), perfumer, storyteller.
Tim Wagg (Pākehā) artist.
Timmie Cameron (Pākehā) Actor, Writer
Timothy Russell (Ngāpuhi), tattooist and artist.
Tina Makereti (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangatahi-Matakore) Writer
Tina McIvor, musician
Tina Plunkett, (Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa), Painter, printmaker, writer
Tiniwai Wainohu, (Ngāti Kahungunu), Artist, Architect
Tobias Allen, (Pākehā), Artist.
Toby Morris (Pākehā), Illustrator, cartoonist
Todd Karehana (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana), director, writer and producer.
Tom Augustine (Pakeha) filmmaker and writer
Tom Tuke (Pākehā), Puppeteer, artist.
Tommy Pilks, UK, artist
Tony Black (Pākehā) Designer, Technician, artist.
Tori Manley-Tapu (Pākeha) dancer, designer and co-director of Ta’alili.
Totty Bowman (Ngāpuhi) artist.
Totty Bowman (Ngāpuhu) Artist
Toyah Webb (Pākehā), writer and academic.
Trinity Thompson-Browne (Ngāti Kahungunu, Muaūpoko), poet, photographer.
Trish Lambert (Tauiwi Pakeha, 5th generation), Poet and artist
Trish Veltman, English, NZ, writer and artist
Tuhoea Tuteao (Waikato) Artist/Producer.
Tūī, (Ngāti Korokoro, Te Roroa Ngai Te Rore, Ngaati Whaawhaakia, Wairere Ngaati Koura, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kōtirana McLean, Airani), Ringatoi me Kaiwhakaora.
Tuioleloto Laura Toailoa, (Samoan), writer and teacher.
Tunisia Kareko (Ngapuhi,Rongowhakaata)
Tupe Lualua (Sāmoa, Aotearoa) Artist, Educator, Producer, Director
Turumeke Harrington (Kāi Tahu, Rangitāne) Artist, māmā
Tusiata Avia MNZM (Samoan, tauiwi) poet, playwright.
Tyla Stevenson (Pākehā) Tutor/ Student
Tyler Jackson (Pākehā) Artist.
Tyneille Marsters (Cook Island), Mama.
Tyrone Elia (Ngati Karika, Ngati Pea - Kuki Airani) musician / actor
Tyrone Wahanui Te Waa (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) Ringatoi.
Una Cruickshank (Pākehā), nonfiction writer.
Unu Producer, Content creator.
Vana Manasiadis (Greek, tangata Tiriti), writer
Vanessa Green, Ngaati Maniapoto, Photographer
Vanessa Hawken (Irish, Ngāti Pākeha, Scottish), writer and producer
Vanessa Immink (Ngāti Haua, Ngā Wairiki Ngāti Apa, Pākehā), theatre maker and producer.
Vanessa Mei Crofskey (Pākehā, Hokkien Chinese) writer, artist, director of The Pantograph Punch.
Vasanti Unka (Aotearoa-Indian), children’s book creator.
Veisinia Moalapau’u Fulivai (Tongan), Writer.
Venus Blacklaws, (Pākehā, Aotearoa) Artist, Performer
Veronica Herber (Pakeha), Artist
Via Tuimaseve, (Samoan), artist
Victor Billot, (New Zealand), writer and trade unionist
Victoria Abbott, (Pākehā), actor and director.
Vida Gibson, pākeha, performer and musician
Viki Moananu (Samoan) Playwright and Actor
Vincent Bolt, artist.
Vincent Tawera Andrew-Scammell, actor
Violet Hirst, Pākehā, Te Waipounamu, Artist/Musician
Vioula Said (Egyptian) Spatial Designer & Jeweller.
Vira Paky (Congolese) Poet, Playwright and Community Advocate.
Virginia Frankovich (Pākehā/Irish, Croatian and Samoan) Multidisciplinary artist.
Virginia Lambert, (Pākehā), PhD candidate
Vishmi Helaratne, (Sinhalese, Sri Lankan) non-binary Artist.
Vivienne Teo (Chinese, Peranakan) Producer.
Wai Ching Chan (Hong Kong Chinese, tauiwi) Fibre/textile artist.
Waikamania Seve (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hāmoa) Creative / actress in training.
Wairehu grant (Ngāti Maniapoto), musician and researcher.
Whetu-Iti Doreen Silver (Ngati Pakahi; Te Tahawai) artivist.
Whiti Hereaka (Ngāti Tūwhareroa, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Tumatawera, Tainui, Pākehā) writer
Whitney Nicholls-Potts, (Ngāti Kurī), maker and organiser.
Will Bennett (Pākehā) artist and teacher.
Will Hansen (Pākehā), zine-maker, researcher, trustee of Te Pūranga Takatāpui o Aotearoa, the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand.
Wumi Amokeodo (Nigerian, Pākehā), Poet.
Xander Dixon (Pākehā), photographer.
Xavier Meade (Mexican-Kiwi) visual artist.
Yana Nafysa Dombrowsky-M’Baye (european/sénégalese), artist.
Yani Widjaja (Pākehā, Indonesian), writer.
Yasmin Dullabh (Indian) Artist, Designer
Yasser Saeed (Iraqi, Arab, Muslim) Artist, Photographer, UX and Web Designer.
Ye-Bin Lee (Korean, NZ) Artist
Yolunda Hickman (Pākeha), artist and academic.
Yvette Parsons ( Pakeha, Fijian) Actor, writer
Zane Sorenson-Graham, Taranaki Iwi
Zarahn Tūwharetoa Southon (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Pikiao) artist.
Zaynia Amrita Ram, Music Artist
Zephyr Zhang (Chinese) Poet, Performer
Zephyr-Tokomairangi Charteris (Ngāitai ki Tōrere) artist, writer.
Ziggy Lever (Pākehā) artist.
Zody Takurua, (Ngā Rauru), Actor and Script Writer
Zoe Black, (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Pākehā), Deputy director, Objectspace.
Zoe Crane, (Pākeha), actor.
Zoe Hannay (Pākehā), artist/designer
Zoe Thompson-Moore, (Pākehā), artist, educator, parent.
Header photographer: Byron Coll
The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.
The Pantograph Punch publishes urgent and vital cultural commentary by the most exciting new voices in Aotearoa.