Four Pacific Female Painters: A review of This is a library
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles

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Art

An exhibition that features four female Pacific painters is a rare thrill, writes Ioana Gordon-Smith.

I only came to know of Teuane Tibbo when her work was included in the 2013 Auckland Art Gallery group exhibition Home AKL. Tibbo (1895–1984), a Sāmoan-born and later Auckland-based painter, is often noted for the fact that she began painting aged 71, in the mid-1960s, without any formal training...

Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

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Art
Four Pacific Female Painters: A review of This is a library
Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
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A Series of Thoughts on What's Wrong With The Fringe
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Features
My Life in the Bush of Hosts: A Week of SevenSharp
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Internet Histories
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Music
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