Writing

BOOKS

Hogue, T., Dilley, S, B., Carmichael, F., Eshrāghi, L & Lopesi, L. (Eds.). (2019). Transits & Returns. Vancouver Art Gallery: Vancouver; Institute of Modern Art: Brisbane. 

Lopesi, L. False Divides. (2018). Bridget Williams Books: Wellington


COLUMNS

2019 Unmissables, The Pantograph Punch

2017–2018 Graphic Matters Column, Design Assembly


ESSAYS

2019

Quiet Gestures, Gift Exchange and Public Formations: The work of D.A.N.C.E Art Club and Public Share, Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm, Routledge (forthcoming)

Moana Publics Online, Public Knowledge, Freerange Press (forthcoming)

Performing Measina: Craft in Contemporary Pacific Performance, Crafting Aotearoa, Te Papa Press (forthcoming)

Double Vision: Matriarchal Mapping and Sites of Contact, Putting Cook in Perspective: 150 years of encounter, Te Papa Press (forthcoming)

Drawing lines between us all: Julia Mage’au Gray’s Melanesian mark-making, The Spinoff

Is That the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? A Review of Moana Don’t Cry, The Pantograph Punch

When Pasifika students feel tokenised, it’s no wonder there’s a lack of Pasifika professors, Noted

Finally, a TV series that reflects intelligent young brown people – and foretells Ihumātao, Noted

How to Live Together: A sprawling art show about a culture at boiling point, The Spinoff

How Auckland’s Mercury Plaza became a site of cultural significance, Noted

The debate over Theo Schoon, who built his career on the backs of Māori artists, The Spinoff

Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’, The Pantograph Punch

Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai, The Pantograph Punch

The Power of Mangy Dogs, The Pantograph Punch

Solidarity Through Distance: Radical Imagination in the work of Ahilapalapa Rands, Circuit


2018

Oceania at the Academy: Tributes, Mourning & the Legacy of Cook, Art New Zealand Issue 168, pp 58–61

From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North (review), un Extended

Paradise Paradise: The Island Myth, Island Island, Bus Projects

Walking Back Into the Future: Indigenous Futurisms, New Media and Contemporary Assertions of Indigeneity, dɪˈvan | A Journal of Accounts Issue 4, pp 130–137

Beyond Essentialism: Contemporary Moana Art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Afterall 46, pp 108–115

Categorising Contemporary Moana Art Practice, Return Flight Exhibition Catalogue, Going Down Swinging, pp 31–33

Unrecognised Little Gifts: Neighbourhood in the Work of Edith Amituanai, In T. MacKinnon (Ed.), Keep on Kimi Ora (pp. 16-19). Hastings: Hastings City Art Gallery

Digital Launima, Vea Mafile’o (review) un Extended

A Stocktake, Exhibition Essay for PACIFIC NOTION: 20 Years On, Whitespace Contemporary Art

So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”?, The Pantograph Punch

Critical Infrastructures, The Pantograph Punch

Baby Mama Drama: What you need to know about the term ‘baby mama’, The Spinoff

As true as they can be, exhibition essay for Do They Need a Name, Salome Tanuvasa, Tim Melville Gallery


2017

Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press, The Pantograph Punch

The Moral Argument: A Review of ‘Jealous Saboteurs’, The Pantograph Punch

Essay, Say Something! Jacqueline Fahey, (Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu: Christchurch), pp 32

‘An Undeniable Promise’, Bulletin 190  (online and in print)

‘The Western Imagining’, Aotearotica 4, pp 7-12

‘5 New Zealand artists that you need to know about’, HOME Magazine, Autumn  

On which the sun never sets: interview with Tina Baum: Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia’, Broadsheet Journal 46.2, pp 14-19

How New Zealand’s Millennial Artists are Confronting Generational Stigma, GARAGE Magazine, VICE

Bananarama (Janet Lilo Feature), Paperboy Issue 14 September 2017, p. 26-31

Campaigns of Hope: Considering Quest and I Am Not Your Negro, The Pantograph Punch

The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Gogh and Art and Craft

The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton, The Pantograph Punch

Empowering Bright-eyes: A Review of #keeponkimiora, The Pantograph Punch

“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships, The Pantograph Punch

Welcoming Internationality: In Conversation with Artspace’s Incoming and Outgoing Directors, The Pantograph Punch

In my house now (on FAFSWAG’s VICE documentary), Paperboy Issue 11 May 2017, p. 20-25

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Curatorial Edition, The Pantograph Punch

Reimagining the Matriarchy: One GIF at a Time, Runway #33 Power

Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing, The Pantograph Punch

An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai’s ‘The Lighthouse’, The Pantograph Punch

Exhibition Essay for Yuki Kihara’s Der Papālagi (The White Man) at ST PAUL St Gallery

Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies, The Pantograph Punch 


2016

Allyship, not ownership: on good curatorship, and being tauiwi, The Pantograph Punch

Mere pockets of aspiration: A review of Potentially Yours, The Coming Community, The Pantograph Punch

State of Play: A Review of Johnson Witehira’s ‘Half-blood’, The Pantograph Punch

Two perspectives on ‘New Perspectives’, The Pantograph Punch

Design by (dis)location, Catalogue essay for Beauty is in the street exhibition at Objectspace

Scepticism and Community: Considering Howick’s Malcolm Smith Gallery, The Pantograph Punch 

Church and State: ‘Janet Lilo: Status Update’ the Publication, The Pantograph Punch

Young Mums, the Arts Ecology and ‘Being Radical’, The Pantograph Punch 

Safety in Numbers: Poly Twitter and carving out digital space, The Pantograph Punch

My DNA results are in. I’m whiter than the milkman., E-Tangata

The Changing of the Seas: Notes from the Pacific Arts Association Symposium, The Pantograph Punch

Is my identity in my DNA?, E-Tangata

Reinstating the smoko, Un Magazine Issue 10.1, p. 52-58

East Goes West, Art New Zealand Issue 157, p. 85-87

Fomenting and Formation: How Tanu Gago took over the Pah Homestead, The Pantograph Punch

The Engagement Exercise, The Pantograph Punch


2015

Body Language with Louisa Afoa, Enjoy Occasional Journal

Critical Response to TEZA: Who is it for?, TEZA

Review of These stories began before we arrived at Te Tuhi Offsite, Hashtag500words

Dinner Party Politics, Hashtag500words

Exhibition Text for Darcell Apelu, Make Me at Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga

Ray Haydon, 20/20, (Sanderson Art Gallery: Auckland), p. 53-59

Fish Eye’s by Lonnie Hutchinson, Circuit

When Discourse is only about Discourse, Review of Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua? at St Paul St Gallery, EyeContact

Foreword, Free For All, (Hashtag500words: Auckland), p. 5-7

Decolonisation Frameworks: Indigenous Curatorial Practice, Runway # 27 Outside

Review of Martin Langdon and Jonathan Jones at Papakura, EyeContact

From Oakland to Auckland exhibition essay for Emory Douglas, Mangere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Cultural Insecurity, Their world was anything but tiny, (Tautai Contemporary Pacific Art Trust: Auckland), p. 12-13


2014

The Back-Patting Society: Letter from the editor, Hashtag500words

Review of Poly Typical at Fresh Gallery Otara, Hashtag500words 

Review of Making Visible at Franklin Arts Centre, Hashtag500words

Commentary on Offstage6 at The Plantation, Tautai Quarterly Newsletter December 2014

Two Tongan Contemporary Art Publications, review of the Tonga’I Onooponi: Tonga Contemporary and Tauhi Va catalogues, EyeContact 

Fresh’s Local Exotic review of The Suburban Floral Association with Janet Lilo’s The Floral Show Local Exotic Curated by Ariane Craig-Smith at Fresh Gallery Otara, EyeContact


2013

#firstworldproblems: POST TERTIARY DEPRESSION, Tautai Artspace Writing Programme 2013 Publication

Closer to home at St Paul St Gallery, Tautai Quarterly Newsletter

Hit me with your best shot a show by Janet Lilo at The Physics Room, Circuit

The Lab as a part of the 5th Auckland Triennial at The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Hashtag500words

Model Home by Michael Lin at The Auckland Art Gallery, Hashtag500words

Response to Right of way a show by Janet Lilo at Artspace, Hashtag500words 

Review of The Factory by Kila Kokonut Krew at Q Theatre, Hashtag500words 

Review of Foreigners Everywhere by Claire Fontein at The Auckland Art Gallery, Hashtag500words 


2012

Commentary on HomeAKL at The Auckland Art Gallery, Tautai Quarterly Newsletter

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