Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing

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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.

Louise Tu'u is a playwright, director and curator. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses theatre, visual arts, dance and music and Tu'u's work has been performed for over a decade in New Zealand, the United States and Germany. Since 2009, she has...

Music

We premiere The Map Room's video for 'Hold Me Up To The Sun' - from their new album, Weatherless, and musician Simon Gooding writes about breaking out of old patterns.

I’ve always fallen in and out of love with the guitar. I started learning early, around 11 or 12, and it quickly became an obsession. Over the years, as I began to play in bands and write songs, I realised that being so familiar with...

Theatre

"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's done something stupid. She finds it hard to be happy." The premise of Every Brilliant Thing is deceptively simple, but Sam Brooks finds it profoundly, and deeply affecting.

There were a couple of hundred people on Tuesday night in the audience at Every Brilliant Thing. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everybody in that audience has known somebody...

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Theatre
Loose Canons: Louise Tu'u
Music
First Watch: The Map Room’s ‘Hold Me Up To The Sun’
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
Read Time: 23 mins
Claire Duncan and Jenna Todd travel to Barrytown,...
Society
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
By Claire Duncan
Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
Read Time: 21 mins
Nicola Verdon talks to Auckland artist Cushla Donaldson...
Art
Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
By Nicola Verdon
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
Read Time: 8 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bridget McKendry of Makercrate...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
By Brie Sherow
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
Read Time: 31 mins
Mihingarangi Forbes on the challenges of telling and...
Society
Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
By Mihingarangi Forbes
Submerging Artist
Read Time: 20 mins
Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
On Some Qualities of Respect
Read Time: 18 mins
Philip Catton on respect - and what New Zealand lacks...
Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister on why the makers of the vagina posters...
Internet Histories
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
By Janet McAllister
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister
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