Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch

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Consisting of seven short films from Māori and Pasifika filmmakers, 2017’s Ngā Whanaunga programme boasts a strong line-up that explores modern city, country, and island life for indigenous people. With a focus on the challenges of youth, the selection offers thoughtful comment on a wide range of topics including culture, whanau, gender and sexuality.

Mannahatta

Renae Maihi’s Mannahatta follows...

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Who gets to be considered an artist?

The debate between art and craft is a long-standing one and is often characterised by another debate entirely, between intellect and ability. The Greek word tech, which is often translated to mean art and the associated human ability to make and perform, is the root word for ‘technique’, ‘technology’ or ‘technical’, and suggests an intrinsic connection between art and skill. When looking for...

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Erin Harrington digs deep into what we can take away from The Love Witch's very deliberate, very distinctive - but supposedly very misunderstood - aesthetic and values. 

Anna Biller’s retro, occult melodrama The Love Witch follows the murderous exploits of the titular love-lorn witch, Elaine, as she constructs herself as men’s ultimate fantasy in the hope that they might repay her with their unending...

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Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2017
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Screen
Satire, Sincerity and Pastiche: A Review of The Love Witch
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
Read Time: 8 mins
Tim Upperton spends time with Manifesto Aotearoa:...
Literature
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
By Tim Upperton
The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
Read Time: 13 mins
The first in a new monthly round-up of notable, controversial...
Art
The Unmissables: Five Exhibitions to see in July
By Pantograph Punch
 The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
Read Time: 17 mins
Diversity, like oppression but fancier.
Art
The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton
By Lana Lopesi
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
Read Time: 7 mins
What happens when you give the community a camera?...
Art
Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora
By Lana Lopesi
Home: New Writing Giveaway
Read Time: 1 min
We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give...
Literature
Home: New Writing Giveaway
By Pantograph Punch
Suffering is Optional
Read Time: 13 mins
In this moving essay, Sarah Jane Barnett writes about...
Literature
Suffering is Optional
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
Read Time: 10 mins
Theatre
Loose Canons: Ralph McCubbin Howell
By Ralph McCubbin Howell
Loose Canons: Anya Tate-Manning
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
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Loose Canons: Anya Tate-Manning
By Anya Tate-Manning
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