THE LUMIÈRE READER published film criticism, arts journalism and digital documentaries between 2003—16.

As a platform for emerging New Zealand writers and artists, it was one of the country’s first and longest-running arts and culture websites.

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The Lumière Reader presents

A web series of original essay films and digital documentaries made with funding from NZ On Air.

Against Efficiency and other texts (coming soon)

“Is criticism still relevant?” A suite of texts commissioned by Blue Oyster Art Project Space as part of their annual Summer Writing Residency, presented by The Lumière Reader.