The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge

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

In the month since our August Unmissables, Tāmaki Makaurau has seen some stand-out solo shows burn hot and bright. Yuk King Tan’s Crisis of the Ordinary and Robbie Handcock’s OnlyFans have closed, but Vita Cochran’s After Paintings and Eemyun Kang’s This Path Is Made by Walking are up for a little while longer and should not be missed...

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Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster.

I catch my reflection in the House of Mirrors-style exterior of the Govett-Brewster and almost don’t recognise myself. I look like a shiny, mirrored stranger assembled from wobbly body-parts. 

The Govett-Brewster building feels very much like it belongs in Yuichiro Tamura’s exhibition. You can fall into the details of double...

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I have an uncle who cemented his signature look sometime in the late 80s. He still gets a flat-top fade, carries all his necessities in a bum-bag, wears tapered, mid-rise jeans (with a more diluted acid-wash these days) and wears sleepers in one ear. Fashion is circulatory, but style is forever. 

He is a mean cook, too. Housing in New Zealand lacks insulation, but if you clog the draught with the...

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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Screen
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
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
Read Time: 13 mins
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
Old Asian, New Asian
Read Time: 19 mins
Labour's recent use of leaked real estate statistics...
Society
Old Asian, New Asian
By K. Emma Ng