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
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
Read Time: 22 mins
In an exhibition that pivots around so tender a subject...
Art
A Gentle Communion: Considering 'Sleeping Arrangements'
By Francis McWhannell
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
Read Time: 6 mins
Mya Morrison-Middleton on what inspires her.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
By Mya Morrison-Middleton
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
Read Time: 34 mins
Amidst a crumbling national arts scene, Adam Goodall...
Theatre
The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme
By Adam Goodall
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
Read Time: 19 mins
What could a medieval female mystic have to offer...
Art
Secret Languages, Strangers' Houses, Snakes: On Sriwhana Spong
By Lucinda Bennett
The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
Read Time: 16 mins
Matariki Williams reflects on whakapapa, reo and loss...
Art
The Singing Word: On Shannon Te Ao’s my life as a tunnel
By Matariki Williams
A Hole in the Pocket
Read Time: 17 mins
Bridget Reweti on the reciprocity that sits at the...
Art
A Hole in the Pocket
By Bridget Reweti
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 6 mins
Director and playwright Jason Te Kare shares his inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
By Jason Te Kare
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
Read Time: 11 mins
One in every four people in Aotearoa struggles with...
Society
Invisible Barriers: Illiteracy in Aotearoa
By Isa Pearl Ritchie