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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
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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: I Don't See An Honest Man
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Gemma Syme on a track from Instant Fantasy's first...
Music
Between the Lines: I Don't See An Honest Man
By Gemma Syme
On The Art of Spectacle with Singin' in the Rain
Read Time: 10 mins
Sam Brooks talks about how to bring creativity into...
Theatre
On The Art of Spectacle with Singin' in the Rain
By Sam Brooks
Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
Read Time: 7 mins
Chris Danger on Gallipoli and Tony Abbott militarising...
Society
Toy Guns, Toy Soldiers
By Chris McIntyre
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
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Court documents suggest Kim Dotcom spent $1,000,000...
Society
Sonic Doom: The Madness and Mayhem of Making Good Times
By Hayden Donnell
Dissolving Walls: Claire Cowan of Blackbird Ensemble
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India Essuah chats to Claire Cowan about closing the...
Theatre
Dissolving Walls: Claire Cowan of Blackbird Ensemble
By India Essuah
On Some Qualities of Respect
Read Time: 18 mins
Philip Catton on respect - and what New Zealand lacks...
Society
On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Between the Lines: Neon Nebula
Read Time: 6 mins
Xanadu frontman Tim Lewton on one of the band's best...
Music
Between the Lines: Neon Nebula
By Tim Lewton
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
Read Time: 14 mins
Hautahi Kingi reflects on last year's mammoth illustrated...
Literature
The Past Matters: Reflections on Tangata Whenua
By Hautahi Kingi