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: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
Read Time: 26 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
Read Time: 19 mins
Read an excerpt from Darian Smith's new novel, Starlight...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
By Darian Smith
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
Read Time: 6 mins
Natano Keni is a Samoan playwright and performer who...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
By Natano Keni
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
Read Time: 7 mins
Maraea Rakuraku reviews Friday’s Flock, Te Puanga...
Theatre
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
By Maraea Rakuraku
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
Theatre
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
Join Our Bubble: A Review of White Man Behind A Desk Live
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall attends the opening night of White Man...
Theatre
Join Our Bubble: A Review of White Man Behind A Desk Live
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: Cian Elyse White
Read Time: 8 mins
Cian Elyse White is an actor, playwright and producer...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Cian Elyse White
By Cian Elyse White
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