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Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Burning Out the Art Scene: How ST PAUL St Gallery are Doing Things Differently

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As one space closes, another opens. We revisit the closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library and look to where Samoa House Library is headed next. 

In March last year, The University of Auckland announced plans to close their purpose-built Creative Arts and Industries libraries, consolidating their collections into the General Library or off-campus storage facilities. The lofty reputations of each of...

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Can the ruptures to whakapapa be healed through the weaving of nets?

In a photograph taken by J McDonald in the early 20th century, reproduced by Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck) in his 1926 book The Maori Craft of Netting, a moustached man – well put together in a jacket, shirt and tie – looks straight toward the camera. The photograph is tightly cropped, only just accommodating the peak of its subject...

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Across the arts, funding has reached a crisis point but expectations on gallery targets remain the same. ST PAUL St Gallery have made a pointed change – to take their lunch breaks. 

 

[It was my mentor], the late great Dickie Fox, who said, “The key to this business is personal relationships.” Suddenly, it was all pretty clear. The answer was fewer clients. Less money. More attention. Caring for them...

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Imagine a Library Like This
Art
Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Art
Burning Out the Art Scene: How ST PAUL St Gallery are Doing Things Differently
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
Read Time: 22 mins
Amanda Morrissey-Brown on art crime in NZ
Art
Forgers, Thieves and Conmen: A Brief History of Art Crime in New Zealand
By Amanda Morrissey-Brown
Beauty Is A Rare Thing
Read Time: 23 mins
Philip McSweeney on Ornette Coleman
Music
Beauty Is A Rare Thing
By Philip McSweeney
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
Read Time: 4 mins
Joseph Harper on the empty emotional pornography of...
Theatre
Review: Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
By Joseph Harper
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
Read Time: 5 mins
Ad man Jono Aidney brings his experience to bear on...
Society
So You Want to Rebrand New Zealand...
By Jono Aidney
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
Read Time: 14 mins
Owen Connors picks at the roots of Imogen Taylor's...
Art
Give and Take: Imogen Taylor's 'Glory Hole' and Political Camp
By Owen Connors
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
Read Time: 14 mins
Witi Ihimaera talks about his speech at the Dunedin...
Literature
Wicked Ihimaera and the Speech We Love to Hate
By Kirsti Whalen
Review: The Conch Trumpet
Read Time: 7 mins
Adam Stewart reviews David Eggleton's melodious but...
Literature
Review: The Conch Trumpet
By Adam Stewart
This Could Be It
Read Time: 18 mins
Max Harris thought his spidery limbs, flat feet and...
Society
This Could Be It
By Max Harris