With the assistance of Creative New Zealand and Hutt City Council we present two essays responding to the writers’ experience of Common Ground Public Art Festival 2017. Also a link to an essay on The Rising Gale commissioned by Circuit.org.nz.

Art writer and curator Bruce Phillips: ‘Transformative Gestures’

Hutt writer, educator and storyteller Moira Wairama

Art writer Thomasin Sleigh on The Rising Gale published by Circuit