Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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Society

In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
Pull up the roots: Review of ‘On the Origin of Art’
Read Time: 22 mins
Doug Dillaman gets the inside perspective from Brian...
Art
Pull up the roots: Review of ‘On the Origin of Art’
By Doug Dillaman
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
Read Time: 9 mins
Robyn Maree Pickens considers Martin Thompson's ever...
Art
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
By Robyn Maree Pickens
All The Elements Conspire: Beautiful Collision At 15
Read Time: 13 mins
Pasan Jayasinghe charts a lifelong fandom with Bic...
Music
All The Elements Conspire: Beautiful Collision At 15
By Pasan Jayasinghe
Nokise Protests The Bullshit
Read Time: 5 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews James Nokise's Rukahu, a protest...
Theatre
Nokise Protests The Bullshit
By Matt Loveranes
Complex and Disturbing: A Review of Ruth Watson’s 'Geophagy'
Read Time: 10 mins
Ecology, second-hand clothes and the 'Anthropocene...
Art
Complex and Disturbing: A Review of Ruth Watson’s 'Geophagy'
By Virginia Were
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
Read Time: 8 mins
Kari Schmidt reflects on the current exhibition at...
Art
Opening space: A review of ‘When Can I See You Again?’
By Kari Schmidt
Announcing our New Chairperson
Read Time: 2 mins
We're excited to announce the appointment of Courtney...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Announcing our New Chairperson
By Pantograph Punch
What’s Opera Got That Theatre Doesn’t?: A Conversational Review of "The Bonefeeder"
Read Time: 20 mins
Alex Taylor, Frances Moore and Alice Canton discuss...
Theatre
What’s Opera Got That Theatre Doesn’t?: A Conversational Review of "The Bonefeeder"
By Pantograph Punch
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