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.

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.

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

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

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…

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…

Five young artists tell us what they’ve been making in lockdown

If you're not an essential worker, there's plenty of time to spare while we stay at home. Arwen Sommer talks to five Kiwis who are using…

One poem for every day I've been in isolation

After going into self-isolation on the 16th of March because he and his flatmates all have autoimmune diseases, poet Dominic Hoey decided to write a poem…

  • 26 Mar 20

How to stop being afraid of the word 'fat'

Ema Tavola first learnt about BMI when she was at school. “We went around the class. Everyone got weighed, and then we looked at everyone on…

Backstage on a giddy night at the Pride Gala

We handed Freya Finch, the director of OurGala, and Hugo Grrrl, drag king and effervescent MC of the night, a disposable camera each to take photos…

Illustrations of decolonisation

As part of our series Rediscovering Aotearoa, we asked illustrator Virginia Ngaio to visualise some of the statistics and quotes we featured. They speak of love,…

Crafting a cartoon: Tales of Nai Nai

The new animated show Tales of Nai Nai needed over 400 mouth shapes to be digitally drawn, and most of them appear on their characters face…

Regarde Moi: an exhibition by three siblings making art for themselves

When Synthia Bahati’s Burundian family first moved from Tanzania to Auckland’s North Shore as refugees, they were a source of fascination. “People would come up to…

The Others Way Festival

K’Road made a strong argument for being the home of music in Aotearoa. 

The Others Way Festival hit Karangahape Road on Friday night for an evening of eclectic…

Carving a space for Chinese artists at Auckland's Mercury Plaza

Growing up in Auckland, Ross Liew didn’t think he was brought up Chinese. “But turns out,” he says, “it just didn’t look Chinese or sound Chinese.…

Sex workers portray themselves the way they want to be seen

Art has been obsessed with sex workers for centuries. From Picasso to Dostoyevsky to Satine the courtesan from Moulin Rouge!, sex workers have long been a…

Snapshots of trash

“It’s really hard to ignore the issue of garbage and consumption when you’re laying in it”Photographer Gregg Segal turned the camera on himself and his family.…