Ana McAllister

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Ana McAllister (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāti Porou) is a mana wāhine Māori intersectional feminist. Growing up as a self-proclaimed white-passing diasporic Māori, Ana has occupied both Pākehā and Māori spaces whilst simultaneously never completely fitting in either. Ana is a published poet, performance and installation artist, protest organiser, academic and researcher whose work occupies a complex space within Te Ao Māori; interweaving responsibilities to tikanga Māori, mana wāhine, with contemporary ideas of sexuality, modern cultural identities, and social media. They were a Staff Writer at The Pantograph Punch 2021 – 2022.

Everything By: Ana McAllister


We Give Eternal Thanks to Bush

The Pantograph Punch team humbly acknowledges all that photosynthesising green beings do for us and our ora.



Ana McAllister surveys her Instagram followers to check the vibe on body hair.


The Rules of Fire, and Yelling about Tropes

A selection of fiery poems from Ana McAllister.


Staring Down the Barrel of the Camera

Power lies in sovereign expression of sexuality. Ana McAllister and the Pantograph Punch team on thirst-trap photography.


Indigenous Sci-Fi: A Review of Night Raiders

Ahead of its nationwide release, Ana McAllister on dystopian futuristic Indigenous sci-fi film Night Raiders.


Our Favourite Vessels

What do kids, an asthma inhaler, mugs, uku tangi and a keepsake box have in common?


Kete o ngā Vax

Ana McAllister uses her social media to educate Māori on the Covid-19 vaccination.


Tikanga in War

Ana McAllister on the protocols she uses to protect her tinana and wairua in her activism mahi.


What’s Your Inhale | Exhale?

The PP whānau share moments of inhale and exhale.


Look up and See Rangikura, the Red Sky

Ana McAllister reviews Tayi Tibble’s second book, Rangikura. And it's lessons on being a spiritual Māori angel and a horny baddie.


My Taonga

Ana McAllister calls to the taonga pūoro in her collection.


A Similar Mauri, but a Different Āhua

The crowd at the opening event of Āhua Collective’s 2021 exhibition was gloriously queer and BBIPOC. Ana McAllister reviews.


The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and online in March 2021.


He Tangata

Ana McAllister in conversation with Jayden Rurawhe and Paris Elwood about rongoa and healing through takatāpui performance.


Which Cousin [Missy, Makareta, Mata] Are You?

Ana McAllister sees parts of herself and her whānau reflected in Mata, Missy and Makareta, characters from the movie Cousins, directed by Ainsley Gardiner and Briar Grace-Smith.


First Clear the Weeds, then Plant

In the wake of Mercy Pictures’ People of Colour exhibition, Ana McAllister writes on art that is deliberately triggering, or divisive.


Tōku Tinana, Ōku Tikanga: My Body, My Rules

Me aroha ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one: Pay heed to the mana of women.


Māori-fying Pākehā in Visual Culture

The ‘Māori-fication’ of Aunty Jacinda and meanings behind our motifs in Māori visual art.


We Are Worthy: Revealing My Moko Kauae

If colonisation is tearing us down and we are tearing each other down, then who is left to build us back up? Anna McAllister on revealing her moko kauae.


Art schools are seen by many as beacons of liberalism. But is this the reality?


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