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
Dull Thrills, Extraordinary Tedium: A Boring Night In Auckland
Read Time: 10 mins
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
Read Time: 8 mins
Excerpts from 'Commonly Occurring', a guide for the...
Art
Commonly Occurring: A Guide for Airport Incident Spotters
By Melissa Laing
Internet Histories | 18 February
Read Time: 16 mins
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
Read Time: 23 mins
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
Read Time: 20 mins
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
Read Time: 13 mins
Paul Gallagher trawls through the archives to bring...
Documents and the Dead
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
By Paul Gallagher
Internet Histories | 4 February
Read Time: 23 mins
This fortnight: The art of the profile, the future...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 4 February
By Pantograph Punch