Cultural appropriation: capturing Pacific stories
Photographer Saint Andrew Matautia tells Newsroom why he feels ‘obligated’ to tell Pacific stories and shares his thoughts on the appropriation of indigenous art.
Why art shouldn’t just be a luxury in prison
The arts are as vital in prisons as they are everywhere else in our society because the arts are carriers of hope, writes the University of Auckland’s Peter O’Connor.
In defence of the humanities
Professor Daniel Brown makes a case for the humanities being central to finding new solutions to complex issues.
Political comedy the winning ticket
If she’s not leading the writing charge for TV3’s Jono and Ben and Funny Girls, 29-year-old Aucklander Alice Sneddon is tackling big issues through comedy.
NZ comedy’s rising cask-wine queen
Johanna Cosgrove’s one-woman show Aunty is a blend of Absolutely Fabulous and Outrageous Fortune, writes Sasha Borissenko.
Traces of humanity in sparse Kiwi film
Moody, suspenseful and expertly executed, Human Traces is perhaps one of NZ’s finest cinematic 2017 experiences, writes Darren Bevan
Reclaiming the koru
Good things take time and Gordon Walters’ watershed exhibition at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is a case in point, writes Hamish Coney.