The public letter was released last night.


Public letter: ‘We are Eleanor’

We the undersigned attest that we understand and agree with what Man-Booker prize-winning author Eleanor Catton has said about New Zealand and its politicians and the Neo-Liberal disdain for culture, intellectuals, and artists.

As a collective voice of the creative sector we are determined to ensure that attitudes that belittle and dismiss art’s value to cultural growth are forcefully challenged; that artistic freedom of expression is always celebrated; and that those who in their wilful ignorance mock the integral importance of art as the impetus for societal change are appropriately condemned as the hollow moribund creatures they prove themselves to be. Read more »