The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’

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Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

Theatre

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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Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Theatre
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
Music
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
Read Time: 15 mins
Nothing like a good old criticism stoush. Last week...
Theatre
Anatomy of a Non-Review: On Responding to 'Manifesto 2083'
By Adam Goodall
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
Read Time: 22 mins
In a knowledgeable essay, Elizabeth Heritage explores...
Literature
Mine by Right: Copyright in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
Read Time: 7 mins
Poet and essayist Ashleigh Young has been announced...
Literature
A New Pair of Bike Pants: A Conversation with Ashleigh Young on Winning a Windham-Campbell
By Sarah Jane Barnett
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
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
Read Time: 11 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
Literature
Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Conversation with Jessa Crispin
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
Read Time: 21 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
Literature
Distinguishable by Ear: New Zealand Writers on Voice
By Pantograph Punch
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
Read Time: 23 mins
We've reached the home stretch of the New Zealand...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Final Week
By Pantograph Punch
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
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