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
Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
Read Time: 8 mins
Rina Patel reviews the latest from Prayas Theatre...
Theatre
Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
By Rina Patel
Loose Canons: Stella Reid
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Stella Reid
By Stella Reid
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Read Time: 38 mins
Joe Nunweek chats to Max Harris about his ambitious...
Literature
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
By Joe Nunweek
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Read Time: 15 mins
Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish...
Literature
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
By Andrew Dean
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
Read Time: 17 mins
iPhone dependencies, ‘self-tracking’ and gender, Hana...
Art
Becoming Cyborgs: A Review of ‘Caressing the silver rectangle’
By Hana Pera Aoake
Loose Canons: Ahi Karunaharan
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Ahi Karunaharan
By Ahi Karunaharan
Auckland Writers Festival 2017: Two Days From A Fangirl
Read Time: 24 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett spends two days at...
Literature
Auckland Writers Festival 2017: Two Days From A Fangirl
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Unmoored Melancholy: A Review of Uncle Vanya
Read Time: 9 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Chekhov's classic.
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Unmoored Melancholy: A Review of Uncle Vanya
By Erin Harrington
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