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
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki
Read Time: 16 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker considers K Rd’s newest art...
Art
The Brown Core of Mokopōpaki
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
Read Time: 6 mins
Matt Loveranes examines Miria George's latest work...
Theatre
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
By Matt Loveranes
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
Read Time: 7 mins
Cian Elyse Waitī's play is set in the world of 1950s...
Theatre
He Whānau, He Ūkaipo: A Review of Te Puhi
By Tāmati Patuwai
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
Read Time: 8 mins
Natano Keni and Sarita So's Riverside Kings is a nostalgic...
Theatre
Love Letter to Timberlea: A Review of Riverside Kings
By Maraea Rakuraku
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
Loose Canons: Mara TK
Read Time: 4 mins
The son of Māori psychedelic rock legend Billy TK,...
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Loose Canons: Mara TK
By Mara TK
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
Read Time: 8 mins
Ellie Lee-Duncan reflects on Clara Wells solo exhibition...
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Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi on Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s latest...
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“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
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