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

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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
Sublime Worlds: A Review of Barbara Tuck’s ‘Plume of Steam’
Read Time: 11 mins
Jessica Douglas ruminates on the under-appreciated...
Art
Sublime Worlds: A Review of Barbara Tuck’s ‘Plume of Steam’
By Jessica Douglas
The NZIFF in Brief: Strange histories, and a buffalo
Read Time: 6 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam on Certain Women, The Death...
Screen
The NZIFF in Brief: Strange histories, and a buffalo
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
Invisible and Indivisible: Going Beyond the Exhibition
Read Time: 31 mins
Chloe Geoghegan shines a spotlight on New Zealand'...
Art
Invisible and Indivisible: Going Beyond the Exhibition
By Chloe Geoghegan
A Wall in Need of Painting, Artists in Need of Payment
Read Time: 13 mins
The conversation around the value of art is worth...
Art
A Wall in Need of Painting, Artists in Need of Payment
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Review: Hold Me
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Hold Me, the twisty and ambitious...
Theatre
Review: Hold Me
By Adam Goodall
Loud in the Cheap Seats: November Theatre Roundup
Read Time: 11 mins
Kate Prior shakes down the month in theatre and sees...
Theatre
Loud in the Cheap Seats: November Theatre Roundup
By Kate Prior
Review: Hook-Up Boys
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Hook-Up Boys, a new collection...
Theatre
Review: Hook-Up Boys
By Sam Brooks
Sourcing superfans: on nurturing local creative communities
Read Time: 10 mins
Immi Paterson-Harkness examines how boot-strappy local...
Screen
Sourcing superfans: on nurturing local creative communities
By Immi Paterson-Harkness
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