We’re not quite done juuust yet. Announcing our mic-drop finale, ‘Build Your Own Universe’ a Pantograph Punch x Āhua mini video series focused on the creative imaginations of QTBIPOC artists, releasing in April on Tiktok 2024.

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We’re not quite done juuust yet. Announcing our mic-drop finale, ‘Build Your Own Universe’ a Pantograph Punch x Āhua mini video series focused on the creative imaginations of QTBIPOC artists, releasing in April on Tiktok 2024.


Long Live Pantograph Punch, Forever

The Pantograph Punch team reflect on 14 years of continuous publishing as a stalwart arts media journal (are we allowed to say this about ourselves?), and our choice to go on hiatus.


Not sure where to spend your pūtea on this giving season? We’ve written up a bucket list of gift ideas that people will be thrilled to receive, that also support your fave local initiatives.


Announcing Issue 08: Carving Space

Welcome to Carving Space.


Ōtepoti, we're heading your ways in September! Click this link to read and register for Pantograph Punch x Ōtepoti Writer Lab's upcoming publishing workshop on the 17th and opportunities coming your way!


Notes for Writers

In early June we held a launch event for our Pantograph Pals (and a celebration of our 13th birthday) at Season in downtown Tāmaki Makaurau. We invited a few contributors to speak to our journal’s past and its aspirations for the future, and to reflect on the journey so far. This is what our copy editor and proofreader Marie Shannon said about her work.


Our young, wild and free arts journal turns 13 this year, and we've just launched a brand new membership programme to keep our engines at optimum speed. To celebrate our birthday and the launch of Pantograph Pals, we invited near and dear friends to kōrero about our journal, at a live launch event held at Season gallery. Below are some gorgeous snippets of whakaaro, for those who missed the revelry.

Loose Canons25.04.23

Loose Canons - Sinead Overbye

Introducing our new kaiwāwahi Kaupapa Māori editor - Sinead Overbye! Check out her Loose Canons to learn the 5 things that make her tick!


We're on the hunt for a fantastic social media savvy to join our dedicated team.


The Next Page – Editors

Announcing The Next Page – Editors. An early-career mentorship programme we're partnering with is now accepting applications!


Meet Our New Kaiwāwahi!

Sherry Zhang 章雪莉 introduces herself and her vision as the new Editor of The Pantograph Punch.


An End-of-Year Letter from the Kaitohu. Wtf was this year, what are Pantograph up to next, and how you can support our vision of placing people at the heart of our decisions.


Announcing Issue 07: Aroha

Guest Editor Natasha Matila-Smith introduces Pantograph's latest issue with an editorial on the value which underpins it all: Aroha.


Reaching for the Fetu

Are you a Moana writer with an idea up your sleeve that needs some incubation time to help bring it into the world? Then the Flying Fetu Moana Writers Lab could be for you!


Announcing Issue 06: Vibe Shift

Guest editor and poet Tayi Tibble introduces our sixth issue, with an essay on shaking it up during the world's most personal L era (a global pandemic).


Looking for our next Kaiwāwahi | Editor!

We’re on the hunt for a wonderful new Kaiwāwahi to join the Pantograph Punch and lead our editorial vision. Could that be you?



A year ago, Ataria Sharman, Editor of The Pantograph Punch, dreamed of the art and culture journal being sexier. In her final issue, she reflects on this and welcomes new growth.


Off the Beaten Track: Chevron Hassett

Editor Ataria Sharman with Chevron Hassett on taking the time for self-care and refining his art practice.


We Give Eternal Thanks to Bush

The Pantograph Punch team humbly acknowledges all that photosynthesising green beings do for us and our ora.


Pantograph's Annual(ish) Reader Survey!

Complete our 2022 reader survey and be into win a pukapuka-themed prize pack worth over $500.


Heat Wave

Our first issue of 2022 considers the friction of opposites; hot, fiery, bombastic or sultry, introspective. The oxymoronic climate event that is the heat wave.


Staring Down the Barrel of the Camera

Power lies in sovereign expression of sexuality. Ana McAllister and the Pantograph Punch team on thirst-trap photography.


Off the Beaten Track with Hamish Petersen

Editor Ataria Sharman talks to Hamish Petersen about their research on decolonial methodologies for Pākehā and Tauiwi arts workers in Aotearoa.


Meet Our New Kaitohu: Vanessa Mei Crofskey

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Mei Crofskey as our new Kaitohu.



An unkempt vessel welcomes readers to Vessel.


Our Favourite Vessels

What do kids, an asthma inhaler, mugs, uku tangi and a keepsake box have in common?


Inhale | Exhale

Ataria Sharman, Editor of The Pantograph Punch asks where the joy is in the arts, and whether we’re off balance between the inhale and the exhale.

The Next Page12.10.21

The Next Page: A New Mentorship Programme

Announcing a new mentorship programme for three emerging writers to work full-time across a range of publications.


Off the Beaten Track with Justice Hetaraka

Editor Ataria Sharman speaks with rangatahi Māori Justice Hetaraka on why it's important tamariki learn our history.


What’s Your Inhale | Exhale?

The PP whānau share moments of inhale and exhale.


Meet our new Poari

We are delighted to welcome our new board members Nigel Borell, Amie Mills and Rachel Trow.


Are you our next Kaitohu?

Can you courageously lead Pantograph Punch into the future? We're on the lookout for our next Kaitohu.


Formless Potential

In welcoming readers to Te Kore Formless Potential, Ataria Sharman, Editor of The Pantograph Punch banishes the shadowy vestiges of ‘imposter syndrome’ and rediscovers her own formless potential.


Off the Beaten Track with Shelly Matiu

Editor Ataria Sharman catches up over kawhe in the workshop of repurposed-fashion artist Shelly Matiu, co-founder of Whangārei’s newest gallery of ‘upcycled’ works.


What’s Hot? Our Winter Picks

July & August highlights across visual arts, books and fashion, from the Pantograph Punch whānau of writers and editors.


Could you be our new Mema Poari?

We're looking for two enthusiastic new board members to bring fresh perspectives and expertise to our governance body.


Te Kore

We’re in a race to the finish line for Te Kore Formless Potential, launching on Monday 26 July - here’s a teaser of our upcoming content.



Pantograph Punch is over its cute phase. We're entering puberty. Our Editor Ataria Sharman shares an exciting new publishing model and what's next for the site.


Fundraising extraordinaire? We want you!

We’re on the look out for a new Fundraising Manager


An organisational ghost reappears and welcomes the Pantograph Punch’s new reconfigured team for a leap into something new.


Come and work for your fave arts journal!


Announcing Our New Mini Writing Residency

The Pantograph Punch and Gus Fisher Gallery are coming together to host a mini writing residency and applications are now open.


Welcome To Our New Digital World

It's been a while since we got a fresh new wardrobe, but now we're ready for the reveal.


Meet Our New Team

Meet our new Director, Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori and Kaiwāwāhi.


Meet Our New Staff Writers

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our new staff writers: Tayi Tibble, Vanessa Crofskey, Kate Prior and Lucinda Bennett


The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019

Take our five-minute survey and be in to win a prize pack including $100 to spend at a supermarket or cinema of your choice, plus all the poetry you could want this Easter!


Announcing our talks programme for Auckland Arts Festival 2019


Interested in writing about art? Join Lana Lopesi and Lucinda Bennett for a practical workshop (and some tips and tricks) for writers based in the Waikato region


Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19

Meet the writers taking part in Summer Fling, our new summer mentorship programme


Summer Fling: Mini Mentorships 2018-19

Announcing Summer Fling, our mini-mentorship programme for 2018-19


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