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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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’
For Marjorie: Experiencing the 20th Century Through The Mental Health System
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Elizabeth Beattie on her grandmother, and 60 years...
Society
For Marjorie: Experiencing the 20th Century Through The Mental Health System
By Elizabeth Beattie
Loose Canons: Julia Croft
Read Time: 7 mins
Julia Croft on risks, necessity and the loud, unapologetic...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Julia Croft
By Julia Croft
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
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Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young talk poetry and obsessions...
Literature
In Conversation: Joan Fleming and Ashleigh Young
By Ashleigh Young
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
Read Time: 36 mins
Society
The Observance and the Breach: Rom Harré on Life and its Rules
By David Hall
Invisible in high-vis: the hidden world of an event gimp
Read Time: 10 mins
Society
Invisible in high-vis: the hidden world of an event gimp
By Daniel East
Review: Not Psycho
Read Time: 5 mins
Sam Brooks review Fractious Tash's Not Psycho.
Theatre
Review: Not Psycho
By Sam Brooks
Curator's Tour: Taku Tāmaki at Auckland Museum
Read Time: 21 mins
More than simply a celebration of Auckland's past...
Art
Curator's Tour: Taku Tāmaki at Auckland Museum
By Rosabel Tan
Racism fills headlines across the ditch, too
Read Time: 7 mins
Society
Racism fills headlines across the ditch, too
By Kern Mangan-Walker