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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Society

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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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’
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
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We welcome our new art columnist, Daniel Satele to...
Art
Low Art, High Commerce: Clara Chon and Blue Blank
By Daniel Michael Satele
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
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Greg Bruce reflects on an extraordinarily dull evening...
Art
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
By Greg Bruce
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
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Excerpts from 'Commonly Occurring', a guide for the...
Art
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
By Melissa Laing
Internet Histories | 18 February
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Jean Shepherd and the Hurling Invective, spaces made...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 18 February
By Pantograph Punch
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
Read Time: 18 mins
Uther Dean on what's wrong with the Fringe, and why...
Theatre
A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
By Uther Dean
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
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For what does it profit a man to watch 7pm current...
Features
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
By Joe Nunweek
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
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Matt Harnett speaks with Steve Braunias about his...
Profiles
I Just Want a Sentence: An Interview with Steve Braunias
By Matt Harnett
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
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Paul Gallagher trawls through the archives to bring...
Documents and the Dead
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
By Paul Gallagher