Art

Takatāpui share their identities through public art

Posters across Tāmaki Makaurau will feature the works of Takatāpui artists for all to see from Feb 6

Government provides extra funds for arts industry

The Government is boosting schemes, funds and will be providing grants to the arts industry.

COVEN’s Moe Laga on running away from home and finding her family | Eating Fried Chicken in the…

"I don't have all the answers but I just base it off what I've been through and my survival."

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”

Meet the artist behind our Te Wiki o te Reo Māori images: Pounamu Wharekawa

Re: commissioned artist Pounamu Wharekawa to create images for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Māoriland: the creative hub empowering story sovereignty

“It’s crucial that we rangatahi get to tell our stories."

In photos: What men feeling safe to be sensual looks like

“There was this really interesting sense of masculinity, but also complete vulnerability.”

Reclamation - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia, Series 2 | Episode 2:

In episode two, we meet three people working to revive and reclaim mātauranga Māori.

Taonga puoro were almost lost, now these wāhine are taking the revival to a new generation

May we boundlessly dream of possibilities beyond our wildest imaginations. May we weave communities of support, compassion and active solidarity. With our history in front of…

My morning with an illustrator, ceramicist and fashion designer

A morning routine is like a ritual we practice every day.

As Pacific artists, our very existence is activism | Disruptors 7

Performance artist Moe Laga and comedian James Nokise are two Pasifika artists who share similar cultural backgrounds but make work that is on absolutely opposite scales…

The illustrator whose art helps people see themselves differently | The Outliers

Huriana Koepke-Te Aho illustrates portraits that encourage people to see themselves in new ways.

They’re also an activist, recently lending their talents to the Protect Ihumātao movement,…

How to tattoo people at home

Ever wondered if home tattoos were too risky to bother with? Matt Trevelyan, a seasoned home tattoo artist, shows us exactly what we need to know…

Chevron Hasset on being the only working class Māori at his art school | The Outliers

“Working class Māori don’t actually attend art school.”

Chevron Hasset is an artist who was raised in Naenae, Lower Hutt. He shares what it was like to…

Māori Mermaid on how being Māori is a healing process | The Outliers

“I would say, oh I’m Māori. I’m Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Ruanui. You’d get challenged. You’d get oh, but how much Māori? What percentage are you?”

Jess Thompson…

Using poetry to talk about the climate crisis

Jordan Hamel is a writer, poet and award-winning poetry slam performer. He is one of the co-editors of the Climate Change Poetry Anthology, due to be…

35 years of iconic NZ fashion house NOM*d

What’s kept NOM*d so relevant, aspirational and darkly cool for the last 35 years?

Disruptors 5: The art of coping and monetising grief

“To be an artist is to suffer.” The old adage coined by famed philosopher Aldous Huxley kicked off the fifth episode of Disruptors, which is the…

Disruptors Live: Artists talk about putting their suffering into art

Do you need to suffer to be an artist?

On Saturday Re: partnered with the Disruptors podcast and Basement Theatre to hold Good Grief: a live panel…

Inside the programme helping teenagers cope through creating art

“When I’m shy, I start singing and I just feel it."

Covid closed Ōtāhuhu's only art gallery, but there's a novel way to keep it going

Vunilagi Vou provided a dedicated space for contemporary Pacific art, and was the only art gallery in Ōtāhuhu. The financial pressures of Covid made maintaining this…

In pictures: my life as a refugee in New Zealand

For 30 years New Zealand’s annual refugee quota sat at 750 people. In 2018 that number rose to 1000 and next month it will increase further…

When They Ask You: a new poem by Mohamed Hassan

Journalist and poet Mohamed Hassan performs his poem 'When They Ask You' in this bonus video from Third Culture Minds.

Third Culture Minds is a mental health…

The 'Bob Ross' of Māori carving has become an overnight streaming sensation

Twitch streamer Broxh loves his culture and his art form, and he wants to share it with the world. During lockdown, he started streaming his whakairo…

Sound Check: HIGH HØØPS on how NZ music can emerge stronger from Covid

The music industry is suffering, but it might emerge from this pandemic stronger than before.

Disruptors 4: The quiet persistence of theatre life in lockdown

In this special fourth episode of Disruptors, recorded in the depths of lockdown, four theatre practitioners reflect on what happens when the disruption in their work…

Disruptors 3: The problem with having a seat at the table

Episode three of Disruptors pairs up the incoming and outgoing producers-in-residence at Basement Theatre – Elyssia Wilson-Heti and Alice Kirker. If, like us, you’re still a…

Disruptors 2: Sarita Das and Alice Canton on the transformative power of art

Sarita Das sets out to make art to “feel less alone”, and “more connected to the giant existence that is being human”.  The Tāmaki Makaurau theatre…

Sound Check: Folk singer Holly Arrowsmith is rebuilding a housebus and her dreams

All of Holly's shows for the year are cancelled, so now she's turning an old bus into a house.