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...

Art

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...

Theatre

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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Art
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
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Lucy Marinkovich's dance/theatre...
Theatre
Le Téléphone Aphrodisiaque: A Review of Lobsters
By Adam Goodall
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
Read Time: 21 mins
Lucinda Bennett talks to the artist about craft, storytelling...
Art
A Frost Kissed Rose at the Bottom of the World: An Interview with Daegan Wells
By Lucinda Bennett
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
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
Read Time: 4 mins
Brannavan Gnanalingam considers Agnès Varda’s Faces...
Screen
One Word, Masterpiece: A Review of Faces Places
By Brannavan Gnanalingam
Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
Read Time: 11 mins
Alex Lodge, co-writer of the upcoming Circa play Modern...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
By Alex Lodge
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews a new trio of short plays by...
Theatre
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
By Adam Goodall
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
Read Time: 6 mins
Matt Loveranes examines Miria George's latest work...
Theatre
Ripping Through the Divide: A Review of Fire in the Water, Fire in the Sky
By Matt Loveranes