Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Louise Tu'u is a playwright, director and curator. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses theatre, visual arts, dance and music and Tu'u's work has been performed for over a decade in New Zealand, the United States and Germany. Since 2009, she has...

Music

We premiere The Map Room's video for 'Hold Me Up To The Sun' - from their new album, Weatherless, and musician Simon Gooding writes about breaking out of old patterns.

I’ve always fallen in and out of love with the guitar. I started learning early, around 11 or 12, and it quickly became an obsession. Over the years, as I began to play in bands and write songs, I realised that being so familiar with...

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"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy." The premise of Every Brilliant Thing is deceptively simple, but Sam Brooks finds it profoundly, and deeply affecting.

There were a couple of hundred people on Tuesday night in the audience at Every Brilliant Thing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everybody in that audience has known somebody...

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Theatre
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
Music
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
What Was Old Is New Again: A Review of Yellow Face
Read Time: 8 mins
Moana Ete reviews Red Scare Theatre's new production...
Theatre
What Was Old Is New Again: A Review of Yellow Face
By Moana Ete
A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
Read Time: 5 mins
Lana Lopesi considers the contradictionary nature...
Screen
A Breath of Fresh Air: A Review of 'One Thousand Ropes'
By Lana Lopesi
Growing The Sapling: A Conversation with Jane Arthur and Sarah Forster
Read Time: 14 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Jane Arthur...
Literature
Growing The Sapling: A Conversation with Jane Arthur and Sarah Forster
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Porn-on-Tap and the Father of Modern Drama: A Review of 'Peer Gynt [recycled]'
Read Time: 10 mins
In Peer Gynt [recycled], New Zealand playwright Eli...
Theatre
Porn-on-Tap and the Father of Modern Drama: A Review of 'Peer Gynt [recycled]'
By Kate Prior
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Three
Read Time: 7 mins
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week Three
By Pantograph Punch
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
Read Time: 15 mins
Helen McNeil on a flashpoint in industrial action,...
Society
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
Read Time: 8 mins
Kari Schmidt reflects on the current exhibition at...
Art
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
By Kari Schmidt
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
Read Time: 11 mins
Natasha Hay talks about the art of collaboration with...
Theatre
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
By Natasha Hay
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