Arts

An evening of poetry with essa may ranapiri and friends – 25 June 2020 – Auckland

An evening of poetry with essa may ranapiri and friends – 25 June 2020 – Auckland

Join essa may ranapiri with fellow poets Te Inuwai Nathan, Simone Kaho and Dr Tāwhanga Nopera for an intimate poetry reading at Gus Fisher Gallery. This event is part of the exhibition Queer Algorithms (extended until June 27), which brings together local and international artists from the LGBTQIA+ community who are in the process of […]

No Man’s Land by A.J. Fitzwater

No Man’s Land by A.J. Fitzwater

No Man’s Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago. Dorothea ‘Tea’ Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm, one of many young women left to fill the empty shoes left by fathers and brothers serving in the Second […]

Support Q Theatre

Q wouldn’t be Q without the amazing whānau that grace their stages with their creativity. Q want to get back to hosting these amazing people as soon as possible but they need our help to get there. As Auckland Pride tweeted Q has a long relationship with Auckland Pride and the Pride festival. Show your […]

Grind: A Short Film

After a great year on the festival circuit, the short film ‘Grind’ can now be made available for everyone. “GRIND” is a story of anxiety and insecurity run rampant as an insecure but stubborn young gay man named Kaleb obtains a gym membership and hires a personal trainer to improve his physique. Although initially unsuccessful […]

AUM Eclectic Garden – 1 December 2018

Hailed by Australian news site The Music as, “One wow-worthy performer”, 2018 ARIA nominee Mojo Juju spoke out in August about being labelled as “too queer, too brown, or not attractive enough to sell records”. But, the Australian-born artist with indigenous Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) and Filipino heritage will be warmly welcomed at her first New Zealand […]

GRIND: A Short Film – Give A Little

GRIND: A Short Film – Give A Little

GRIND is a story of anxiety and insecurity run rampant as an underweight, insecure but stubborn young gay man named Kaleb obtains a gym membership and hires a personal trainer to improve his physique. Although initially unsuccessful in negotiating the labyrinth of exercise machines and intimidating body masses, with the help of his patient personal […]

Being Pacific, Artist and Queer: Pati Solomona Tyrell of FAFSWAG

Being Pacific, Artist and Queer: Pati Solomona Tyrell of FAFSWAG

Listen to the Radio NZ podcast on Standing Room Only where they are talking to the people behind the shortlisted exhibitions for the Walters, New Zealand’s top art prize – a glimpse into some of the most exciting artwork being created in the country. Pati Solomona Tyrell is known as a cofounder of art collective […]

Leitis in Waiting – Tonga

Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a […]

Fiona Clark: Living With AIDS (1988)

Fiona Clark: Living With AIDS (1988)

Living with AIDS (1988) published this year by Michael Lett is a suite of three books. The books are a facsimile of seminal photo albums produced by Clark in 1988. They were first exhibited at the Dowse Art Museum and are now in the collection of Te Papa Tongarewa. The publication includes an essay by […]

The Topp Twins And The Dolls

The Topp Twins And The Dolls

Discover the story behind the miniature dolls which come from Invercargill and were gifted by the Topp Twins to Te Papa. These might just be the ultimate Kiwiana tribute to two of New Zealand’s most popular characters – Camp Mother and Camp Leader, the creations of Lynda and Jools Topp – the Topp Twins. Read […]


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