The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
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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
Travelling Light
Read Time: 31 mins
Cherie Lacey looks back at the Colin McCahon's Victory...
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Travelling Light
By Cherie Lacey
On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
Read Time: 18 mins
It's official - Muslim women need saving from their...
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On Femen, Hijab, and the Muslim Feminist (or, How I Am Not an Elusive Unicorn)
By Saziah Bashir
On Tour with Tiny Ruins
Read Time: 12 mins
Tiny Ruins writes from the road about her current...
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On Tour with Tiny Ruins
By Hollie Fullbrook
Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
Read Time: 11 mins
They're seen as the stuff of 1950s housewife kitsch...
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Plastic Fantastic: The Endurance of the Tupperware Party
By Jessica McAllen
You Are Now Entering
Read Time: 6 mins
Three poems from Ashleigh Young's new collection,...
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You Are Now Entering
By Ashleigh Young
Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
Read Time: 18 mins
Claire Duncan on the Billy Apple retrospective currently...
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Billy Apple®: The Artist Has to Live Like Everybody Else
By Claire Duncan
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
Read Time: 7 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Bailey Peryman as part of a series...
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Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Bailey Peryman
By Brie Sherow
Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
Read Time: 29 mins
Jasmine Gallagher on the wrong side of a broken city...
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Christchurch, and the heart of the Antipodean Gothic
By Jasmine Gallagher