AAF: The Pantograph Punch Talks

Where: Spiegeltent, Aotea Square, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tahi: The War Room (Breakfast incl.): $30.00
  • Rua: Bad Refugee: $20.00
  • Toru: No Offence: $20.00
  • Buy Tickets – 09 951 2501
  • Additional fees may apply

We’ve invited The Pantograph Punch – an online arts and culture journal featuring intimate artist profiles, unexpected histories, and provocative essays – to respond to the Festival programme with a series of curated talks.

- Tahi: The War Room
Fri 8 March 8.00am–9.00am
Spiegeltent, Aotea Square
$30 (breakfast included)
*Please note each table has a maximum capacity of nine guests and seats will be allocated at the event.

Can we solve some of the world’s problems over breakfast? (Probably not) (But we can make a start)
This International Women’s Day, we’re gathering some of the most exciting, inspiring, and provocative voices in our city to set the agenda – and we’d like you to be part of the conversation.

Hosted by Johanna Cosgrove, you’re invited to an intimate breakfast where you’ll be seated with one of 16 guests to discuss a question they’re grappling with: in their fields, their lives, and their city.

Our powerhouse speakers include Miriama Kamo, Tracey McIntosh, Amber Curreen, Jackie Clark, Aych McArdle, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Cypris Afakasi, Sarah Longbottom, Barbara Ala’alatoa, Grace Stratton, Ilana James, Leah Pao, Alison Mau, Alice Canton, Karamia Muller, Juliet Gerrard, Kolokesa U. Māhina-Tuai, JessB, Sacha Judd, and Ranjna Patel.

- Rua: Bad Refugee
Wed 13 March 6.00pm–7.00pm
Spiegeltent, Aotea Square
$20

Refugees are expected to fit a certain archetype – so what happens when they don’t?
In Christchurch earlier this year, a school asked their students to “dress as refugees in old ragged clothes” as part of a fundraiser for World Vision. Good intentions? Maybe. Helpful? Not so much. The narratives we hear about refugees tend to follow a certain formula – one that pulls at heartstrings (and on purse strings), but what are the unintended (and dangerous) consequences of this? What happens when we equate the word ‘refugee’ with ‘trauma’ or ‘poverty’? Join our panel – featuring Golriz Ghahraman, Leonard Bell and Guled Mire, chaired by John Campbell – in a candid conversation about the myths that have shaped their experiences and the stories we aren’t hearing.

- Toru: No Offence
Wed 20 March 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Spiegeltent, Aotea Square
$20

Is there a case for censorship in the arts?
Great art tests boundaries: it asks difficult and uncomfortable questions about who we are and what we find acceptable – in our private lives, in the community around us, and in the world at large.

But is there a line that shouldn’t be crossed? Our chair Alice Snedden joins Chris Parker, Jessica ‘Coco’ Hansell, Lana Lopesi and Victor Rodger in an unflinching debate about whether there is anything that should be off-limits to artists – and, by implication, their audiences.

*Service fees apply to all tickets.

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