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Like a river in flood, Auckland Fringe has burst its banks, with a whole spill-over season of pre-Fringe ‘Soft Launch’ shows already underway, and the Fringe proper launching 25 February 2020. There’s a LOT to get excited about in this year’s programme, but no need to get swept away... here’s our top picks.

Lust Island (3 – 7 March)

The Salem Bitch Trials was the funniest thing I saw at Fringe 2019,...

Art

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Lucinda Bennett
By Lucinda Bennett
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
Read Time: 8 mins
Director and performer Adam Rohe, most recently seen...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Adam Rohe
By Adam Rohe
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
Read Time: 8 mins
How do we deal with doomsday on stage? New Volumes...
Theatre
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
Read Time: 6 mins
Kaupapa Māori Editor Ataria Sharman reviews Renée’...
Literature
A Wild Ride: A Review of the Wild Card by Renée
By Ataria Sharman
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
Read Time: 8 mins
FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi...
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
By Lana Lopesi
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
Read Time: 8 mins
Rewritten and remounted after a season at Te Pou earlier...
Theatre
Hard Shell, Soft Belly: A Review of Such Stuff As Dreams
By India Essuah
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
Read Time: 10 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Kate Prior
By Kate Prior