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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
Between the Lines: Lance's Tape
Read Time: 6 mins
Edward Castelow on the origins of Dictaphone Blues...
Music
Between the Lines: Lance's Tape
By Edward Castelow
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
Art
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
Music from Another Room: An Interview with David Mitchell
Read Time: 25 mins
We chat to David Mitchell about time, death, and creating...
Literature
Music from Another Room: An Interview with David Mitchell
By Michelle Langstone
Review: No More Dancing In The Good Room
Read Time: 4 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Chris Parker's No More Dancing...
Theatre
Review: No More Dancing In The Good Room
By Sam Brooks
How to Do Stuff with the Billy Ts
Read Time: 7 mins
The Billy T nominees teach you how to do stuff
Comedy
How to Do Stuff with the Billy Ts
By Pantograph Punch
Review: Don Juan
Read Time: 6 mins
Adam Goodall reviews A Slightly Isolated Dog's Don...
Theatre
Review: Don Juan
By Adam Goodall
The Frog and the Bunny Rabbit
Read Time: 5 mins
An excerpt from John Summers' new book, The Mermaid...
Literature
The Frog and the Bunny Rabbit
By John Summers
John Summers and Lawrence Patchett in Conversation
Read Time: 13 mins
John Summers speaks to his editor, Lawrence Patchett...
Literature
John Summers and Lawrence Patchett in Conversation
By Pip Adam