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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
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
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In anticipation of National Poetry Day this Friday...
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Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys I
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How does a nation go about 'replacing myth with fact...
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Truth and Reconciliation
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Urban Legend: An interview with Dove-Myer Robinson's Biographer
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He's best known to the 21st century as central Auckland...
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By Joe Nunweek
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
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Novels can sometimes have a profound impact, while...
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By Rosabel Tan
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
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The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
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By Joe Nunweek
Codex Seraphinianus
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Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
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In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
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By Rosabel Tan