Te Rā, the only remaining Māori sail, has temporarily returned home. Mya Morrison-Middleton visits Te Rā, asking questions of its origins and future, while highlighting the work of those who are actively reviving Māori sails.

Everything in: Art


Te Rā, the only remaining Māori sail, has temporarily returned home. Mya Morrison-Middleton visits Te Rā, asking questions of its origins and future, while highlighting the work of those who are actively reviving Māori sails.


Looking at Things as a Whole

Tunmise Adebowale finds warmth and unexpected connections between wooden carvings of twins from her Yoruba whakapapa, and Ōtepoti-artist Kate Fitzharris’ works at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.


Art is a Salve

From the Springbok Tour, to the Vietnam War, to the occupation of Palestine, Matariki Williams delves into how the arts have been, and can be, used to express solidarity and protest.


He Toka Tū Moana a Robyn Kahukiwa

Mya Morrison-Middleton reflects on the career of renowned Māori artist Robyn Kahukiwa, and her latest exhibition 'Tangata Whenua', which showed at Season Aotearoa in Auckland and Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art.


Wharenui Harikoa is what dreams are made of

Briar Pomana (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) falls down the enticing crochet rabbit hole of artists Lissy Robinson Cole and Rudi Robinson, reflecting on the role ringatoi Māori play in our current realities and beyond.


Art stimulates memory and makes us remember who we are. Emma Hislop reflects on the Māori art canon and questions the inclusivity of art galleries during a visit to The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.


The Return

Are they giants, or are we? Millie Riddell pays a visit to our 'Strange Friends' at The Dowse Art Museum: a familiar, odd, reflective and imaginative exhibition collating ten artists to explore the idea of the painted figure.


In the Harakeke: A Kōrero with Debra Bustin

Moya Lawson talks with artist Debra Bustin (Ngāti Pāhauwera) about the spaces she’s inhabited and carved out for herself and others over the course of her career, spanning over fifty years.


Dirty Laundry is a collective of artists and writers whose exhibition at Toi Pōneke explored invisible labour in the home. Here, they use images and words to stitch together a 'crazy quilt' about how they collaborate and carve space for creativity in their busy lives.


Ruby Macomber traces the whakapapa of activism and Moana sisterhoods at Moana Fresh, the iconic community marketplace in Avondale.


Marking a Return

Mokonui-a-rangi Smith recounts his experience of learning tā moko with his mentor, Croc Coulter. An extract republished from Past the Tower, Under the Tree.


Serving Softly

Annie James, Yuri Takemoto and Florence Collins Caballero from Soft Serve Social talk about the urban swingset they’ve created in the heart of Te Whanganui-a-Tara to promote joy and play in the city.


Rebirth and Renewal: A Response to MaeSteal

MaeSteal Collective was among the most hyped shows for fashion week. Naomii Seah recaps and analyses the closing show of NZFW: Kahuria and sits down with some of the artists.


Archives of Joy and Hair Revolution

Kitty Wasasala explores the interlinked threads across Moana hair in urban and diaspora spaces, in Good Hair Day at Tautai Pacific Arts Trust, Tāmaki Makaurau.


Everything is Everywhere

Brook Konia on the exhibition Unhinged: Opening the Door to the Dowse Collection, which features and celebrates the diverse range of art pieces in The Dowse Art Museum collection.


Mya Morrison-Middleton meets up with ringatoi Aidan Taira Geraghty and Moewai Marsh to kōrero about their current exhibition 'Ka kore, Kua kore' at Blue Oyster Art Project Space in Ōtepoti.


Brook Konia on Hemi Macgregor’s Waiora, which presented artworks that discuss the interplay between the environment and our relationship to it as humans.


Curated by Serenity Wise, Rituals: Healing Through the Black Imagination was an immersive exhibition that celebrated Black artistry and power. Jennifer Onyeiwu responds to this exhibition, which was brought together by Black Creatives Aotearoa.


Sita Narsai walks through Aisha Khalid’s exhibition I Am And I Am Not at New Plymouth’s Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, and reflects on its relationship to colonial histories, migration and being in the South Asian diaspora.


Living and Ripening: Turumeke Harrington

Turumeke Harrington is a refreshing force in Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu. This Kāi Tahu artist makes the type of big-picture, approachable art that plays in the background of people’s minds as they are falling asleep, dreaming big. Mya Morrison-Middleton sits down to interview Turumeke about her career so far.


A Garage Holds Infinite Worlds

The teine of Malae/Co are back with their exhibition switch, code, reverse at The Magic Queen Fiapoto Bus. Breanna Tugaga-Rogers learns the beginnings of the collective and walks us through the opening night.


Seeing for the First Time

Jessica Lim responds to artworks in the Redbase Gallery booth at Aotearoa Art Fair, an exploration of formless forms, water, art, violence, and capturing the uncapturable.


Depth Sounding

Poet-turned-critic Joanna Cho 조은선 responds to Suji Park’s exhibition Noise Collector at the Dowse Art Museum. Feat. playful ceramics, interwoven connections, and the clamour of kids.


We are all a part of the water’s legacy. Ashleigh Taupaki responds to Te Au: Liquid Constituencies at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.


Haunted by the Dump

Emmy Rākete talks about the tensions of creating art from trash and the dump underworld, at Auckland Community Recycling Centres Art Residency


And what if colonisation never happened? Sinead Overbye on the bold fresh perspectives from contemporary Indigenous artists in Whetūrangitia/Made as Stars, at The Dowse.


Mya Morrison-Middleton visits Aotearoa’s largest contemporary art showcase, wrestles with the tension of art as money-making, and recaps her faves.


Aroha for the Glacier

Haupapa: The Chilled Breath of Rakamaomao combines pūtaiao, art and storytelling to draw urgent attention to the global climate emergency and our duty of care for Te Taiao.


Te Toi o te Ātetenga: The Art of Resistance

Rangimārie Sophie Jolley explores Te Toi o te Ātetenga: The Art of Resistance, to understand wāhine activist art as a platform to protest and highlight Tino Rangatiratanga.


An Ode to Emily Karaka

Delilah Pārore Southon on the Artistic Essence and Wairua of Emily Karaka, in response to Matariki Ring of Fire.


Seeing and Feeling the Essence of Lisa Reihana

Jahra Wasasala responds to the exhibition Lisa Reihana: Nomads of the Sea, through woven experiences of movement, non-linear time and a collection of collisions.


Heretaunga Haukū nui

Brook Konia on Russ Flatt's new moving image, Te ahua, te wa, te atea, which depicts the transformation of the whenua in Heretaunga, and ruminates on the broad history of land sales in the area.


Mana of the Man: Brian Gunson

Many seeds were planted at Hongoeka Marae by illustrator and designer Brian Gunson, whose memory and works were honoured in the exhibition Brian at Pātaka Art + Museum. Arihia Latham revisits his legacy.


Empires Unspooled and Rewound

On half-forgotten histories, kinship and the paradoxes of homeland. Divyaa Kumar on the strikingly impactful works in There Is No Other Home But This at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery telling stories of resilience and triumph.


You can whittle the best collectives, galleries, events, whatever, down to a cute art friendship at the core. Faith Wilson with Francis McWhannell and Jade Townsend on the partnership that led to their new gallery Season.


Qianye and AL Lin remake cultural myths into personal narratives, reckoning with migranthood, Queerness and translation in a new, super-sized work, writes Gabi Lardies.


Takatāpui Superpowers

Taualofa Totua on activist artist Kahu Kutia, and the whakapapa of her work Te Pō in Te Tīmatanga Auckland Pride art trail.


We Are Still Here

Puhi Ariki, the inaugural show at Wairau Māori Art Gallery, recognises the whenua on which it stands and asserts the strength of Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu. Jade Kake reviews.


A Spell for Hilma

Poets respond to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings.


Mentors Making Space

The exhibition Raroboys and Friends celebrates the agency of youth at South Auckland’s Māngere Arts Centre.


Baby and Fire

On collective curation reframing the experience of toi Māori at the arts institution.


You Need to See Āhua Today

Queer makers Āhua Collective welcome Pride month with their hopeful second exhibition. Taualofa Totua shares her thoughts.


Trickster's Playground

The trickster tales of Māui the atua defiantly question our country's historical past in Mischief Makers.


The PP crew gives you 7 art moments in 2021: the really high, the fairly low and the unforgettable.


The Unmissables: Artists to See in December

The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in December 2021.


The Unmissables: Artists to See in November

The best art on show online this month from artists and galleries in Aotearoa.


Khali Philip-Barbara, Tāmihana Kātene and Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan with curator Isaac Te Awa on the making of taonga pūoro.


A Heart to Heart with Bags

Grace Lai on the multi-hyphenate bag and a kōrero with designer–maker Vita Cochran.


All That Glitters is Gone

Ronia Ibrahim responds to Bling Ring, Vanessa Mei Crofskey’s first curatorial offering at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space.


The Unmissables: Artists to See in October

The best art on show online this month from artists and galleries in Aotearoa.


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