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
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
Read Time: 25 mins
Ioana Gordon-Smith on the significance and celebration...
Art
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Pacific Sisters at Te Papa
By Ioana Gordon-Smith
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
Read Time: 5 mins
Theatre director Jane Yonge lets us in on five inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
By Jane Yonge
To Care and Be Cared For
Read Time: 14 mins
On the myth of passionate work and the imperative...
Art
To Care and Be Cared For
By Lucinda Bennett
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
Read Time: 10 mins
A monthly round-up of notable, controversial and unmissable...
Art
The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in April
By Pantograph Punch
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
Read Time: 12 mins
We’re not your interesting cousins you get to pull...
Society
So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?
By Lana Lopesi
ATTACK THE BLOCK
Read Time: 9 mins
Talks, workshops and cheat codes with arts collective...
The Pantograph Punch and FAFSWAG presents
ATTACK THE BLOCK
By FAFSWAG
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
Read Time: 22 mins
When a poem uses both te reo Māori and English, references...
Literature
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
By Anahera Gildea
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
Read Time: 5 mins
Writer Dominic Hoey on the five things that inspire...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Dominic Hoey
By Dominic Hoey