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
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Read Time: 5 mins
'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
By Victor Billot
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
Read Time: 6 mins
Kate Prior rediscovers the poetry of 'When Sun and...
Theatre
The Lyrical and the Literal: A Review of When Sun and Moon Collide
By Kate Prior
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday gets lost in a rapid-fire adaptation...
Theatre
Seduce This: A Review of 'The Maids'
By Shannon Friday
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Read Time: 3 mins
Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary...
Theatre
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
By Madeleine De Young
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
Read Time: 5 mins
As part of Spec-Fic Month, Elizabeth Heritage reports...
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Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
By Elizabeth Heritage
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
Read Time: 19 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
Read Time: 24 mins
Read an excerpt from Rhydian Thomas' debut novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
By Rhydian Thomas
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
Read Time: 17 mins
An excerpt from Karen Healey's dystopian novel, When...
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Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
By Karen Healey
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