Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan

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Repatriation researcher, Amber Aranui, considers the inclusion of Toi moko in the exhibitions in Te Papa's Toi Art gallery.

Toi moko have been located on every continent in the world, and in the most unlikely of places, such as the islands of Guernsey and Mauritius. Walking through Te Papa’s Toi Art gallery, I was struck by the number of Toi moko (Māori preserved tattooed heads) present throughout...

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Francis McWhannell on the underpaid opportunity of the Aotearoa arts calendar

The conditions of the art industry in Aotearoa are not optimal, nor will they be any time soon. At every level, artists and arts professionals struggle to secure sufficient funding to get projects off the ground. I recognise that all who work at Creative New Zealand, our national arts development agency, believe in the...

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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.

Claire Duncan is an interdisciplinary artist from from Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Her sound designs, music, videos and writing bleed across territories of alternative music, theatre and art. Her work often explores the textural and...

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Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Art
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Theatre
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Read Time: 27 mins
In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls...
Literature
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
By Jackson Nieuwland
Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
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Introducing our four Critics in Residence for 2018...
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Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
Read Time: 21 mins
Lucinda Bennett talks to the artist about craft, storytelling...
Art
A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
By Lucinda Bennett
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
Read Time: 9 mins
Jean Sergent dives into the disruption of Taylor Mac...
Theatre
Mundane Hellscapes: The Subversion of Hir
By Jean Sergent
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
Read Time: 24 mins
Antony Millen challenges the stereotype that authors...
Literature
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
By Antony Millen
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
Read Time: 8 mins
Actor, writer and director Miriama Mcdowell lets us...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Miriama Mcdowell
By Miriama Mcdowell
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
Read Time: 19 mins
Sebastian Clarke on the character and reputation of...
Art
From Dwelling to Destination: On New Zealand’s House Museums
By Sebastian Clarke
Nothing Like Family
Read Time: 13 mins
Doug Dillaman and the unlikely, unconventional and...
Screen
Nothing Like Family
By Doug Dillaman