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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Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
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A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
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Hanging on to the Edge of the World
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Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
Read Time: 31 mins
Mihingarangi Forbes on the challenges of telling and...
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Navigating the waters of Māori broadcasting
By Mihingarangi Forbes
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
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Brie Sherow talks to Bridget McKendry of Makercrate...
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bridget McKendry
By Brie Sherow
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Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
Read Time: 21 mins
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Scratching the Veneer: An Interview With Cushla Donaldson
By Nicola Verdon
Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
Read Time: 17 mins
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Asking the Right Questions: Patrick Gower
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On Some Qualities of Respect
By Philip Catton
Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
Read Time: 13 mins
Eleanor Catton described a 'bullying' tone to some...
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Catton, Criticism, and The Great Cringe
By Ross Brighton