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Arts and Media

This section contains recordings about the arts and media.

A Thousand Toilet Ladies
Wai Ho reads A Thousand Toilet Ladies. Wai's story placed second in the Asian Short Story competition 2012...
Published: December 2012

About Face: Jewels Darl (drama)
Television drama About Face: Jewels Darl, produced in 1985
Published: 1985

About Face: My First Suit (drama)
Television drama About Face: My First Suit, produced in 1985.
Published: 1985

Audio preservation
John talks about preserving audio/visual material for the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. John was responsible for preserving approximately 250 episodes of The...
Published: June 2012

Chris Gendall
Chris Gendall talks about life as a composer and also pays tribute to Jack Body...
Published: June 2016

Cole Hampton
Cole Hampton talks about growing up, creating Pamela Hancock, Pride, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand...
Published: March 2020

Confessions of a Drag Queen
Ricky Burjac talks about Confessions of a Drag Queen...
Published: December 2010

Do You Like What You See?
A couple of gay photographers talk about their work...
Published: 1997

Galathea: Into the Bush
Hilary Penwarden talks to Ania Upstill about producing queer theatre and the upcoming production Galathea: Into the Bush. The production runs from 23...
Published: November 2016

Gallery
This gallery contains an exciting group of visual artists from New Zealand's Rainbow communities...

Hudson and Halls Live
Kip Chapman and Chris Parker talk to Eva Radich about the stage production Hudson and Halls Live!...
Published: November 2016

Ian Johnstone - Compass
Television producer Ian Johnstone talks about a programme he produced on homosexuality and law reform. The programme was part of the Compass series and...
Published: January 2021

In the Rainbow
Rose McMahon (series creator) and Holly McMahon (writer) talk about the seven-part series In the Rainbow, produced for TVNZ OnDemand. The series...
Published: July 2019

Iris Florence Peter Williams
Julie Glamuzina talks about her book Perfectly Natural: The audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams. The original newspaper articles can be found on...
Published: October 2015

Jules and Ness
Jules Lovelock and Ness Simons talk about film-making and what makes a queer film...
Published: August 2013

Launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition
Audio from the launch of the touring Topp Twins exhibition, held at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on Monday 26 March...
Published: March 2018

Mates and Lovers
Ronald Trifero Nelson and co-producer Ahi Karunaharan talk about the second season of Mates and Lovers - a play based around historical events in...
Published: October 2010

Pot Luck web series
Ness Simons talks about writing and directing 'Pot Luck' - New Zealand's first lesbian web series. The series is produced by Robin Murphy, and...
Published: November 2015

Queer radio in the United Kingdom
Matthew Linfoot talks about the history of gay and lesbian radio in the United Kingdom...
Published: January 2011

Rachel Hoskin
Rachel Hoskin talks about Butch: A Photographic Exploration, a social project of reaction to Butch women. The exhibition ran from 18 May -...
Published: July 2017

Rūrangi
Following the Wellington premiere of the web series/film Rūrangi on 2 August 2020, Elz Carrad (lead actor), Max Currie (co-producer and series director) and...
Published: August 2020

Sian Torrington
Sian Torrington, curator of the Topp Twins exhibition, talks about the process of developing the exhibition at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston North. The...
Published: July 2017

Spectrum website (1996)
Kevin Jensen talks about creating one of the earliest rainbow websites originating from New Zealand. The website went live on 27 January 1996 and...
Published: May 2018

Thats So Gay
Grizz talks to the cast and crew of That's So Gay about how the production was devised and performed. The production ran from 26-28...
Published: April 2012

The digital life of rainbow youth
John Fenaughty reflects on how digital technologies are impacting on rainbow youth...
Published: March 2013

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
A group of men reflect on the first time they saw a gay character on television or in a film...
Published: 1999