Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’

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Society

What was growing up in Aotearoa like during the drastic neoliberal reforms of the 1980s? Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders.

In the early 1990s I often woke at night worrying about how our children would manage in a newly competitive world. If they couldn’t strive to be the best, or at least buy into the idea of life as raw competition, how would they manage? It was not so much a feeling...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

Dan Arps and Fiona Clark. Hannah Valentine and Toss Woollaston. Two dual-artist shows – unlikely pairings, both – feature in this month’s picks. Plus, we just couldn’t go past the colour-drenched work of Cat Fooks.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the...

Art

Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews.

Trembling slightly, an immense crystalline form hangs before a window. Cool winter light catches its facets and its glasslike surface glows white. In barely perceptible yet perpetual motion, it shifts in response to...

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Society
Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
Art
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
Read Time: 16 mins
Elizabeth Heritage argues for greater accessibility...
Literature
Your Brain Can Be a Dick: Disabled Writers and Ableism in Aotearoa
By Elizabeth Heritage
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Read Time: 7 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett reviews Past Caring? Women Work...
Literature
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Feminist Futures: A Review of Working On My Night Moves
Read Time: 11 mins
New Volumes critic India Essuah heads into darkness...
Theatre
Feminist Futures: A Review of Working On My Night Moves
By India Essuah
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
Read Time: 9 mins
Coming back from death, Arcia Tecun shares his experiences...
Society
Thoughts From Within Seven Caves
By Arcia Tecun
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
Read Time: 14 mins
Rebecca Hawkes, essa may ranapiri, Eleanor Rose King...
Literature
Feeding the Starlings: Six Writers on the Value of Creative Communities
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Anapela Polata'ivao
Read Time: 4 mins
Iconic Auckland performer and director Anapela Polata...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Anapela Polata'ivao
By Anapela Polata'ivao
Whose Voice Is It Anyway: A Review of Actressexual
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior reviews Sam Brooks' Actressexual and finds...
Theatre
Whose Voice Is It Anyway: A Review of Actressexual
By Kate Prior
The Power of Mangy Dogs
Read Time: 9 mins
Tusiata Avia's barnstorming poetry comes to life at...
Theatre
The Power of Mangy Dogs
By Lana Lopesi