The Angry Brown Woman: My Issue With Art Schools
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong

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Art

Art schools are seen by many as beacons of liberalism. But is this the reality?

In high school, the only subjects I was remotely good at were the practical arts. I stayed in the art block during lunch, and dropped any non-art-related subjects as soon as I was able to. At university, fine arts was the only degree that made sense, and six years later I left with a bachelor’s and master’s degree, both...

Theatre

Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Our team of Auckland Fringe reviewers, India Essuah, Kate Prior, Amanda Jane Robinson and Vanessa Crofskey, will be experiencing as much fresh Fringe work as they can and writing bite-size reviews right here. We’ll keep adding to this page during the week, and keep an eye out for our New Zealand Fringe reviews coming up soon!

The Shows

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Society

Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira deserves New Zealander of the Year and our respect. But Kiwibank got it wrong when they erased the unparalleled work of Māori to revitalise te reo.

The Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards were established 11 years ago by an Australian. It’s PR of course – an opportunity for Kiwibank to connect their brand to pride and patriotism. But plenty of social good is...

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Art
The Angry Brown Woman: My Issue With Art Schools
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2020: Week One
Society
What Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Got Right ... and Wrong
On Girls and Gays
Read Time: 17 mins
An essay by Tayi Tibble on that real hold-you-down...
Literature
On Girls and Gays
By Tayi Tibble
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
By Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan writes about what drove his book-length...
Literature
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
By Gregory Kan
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
Read Time: 18 mins
Kassie Hartendorp takes us on a journey through Strands...
Art
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
By Kassie Hartendorp
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
Read Time: 22 mins
Ruth Buchanan’s 'The scene in which I find myself /...
Art
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
By Lucinda Bennett
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
Read Time: 13 mins
Does Palmy’s art gallery really need saving? India...
Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery...From What Exactly?
By India Essuah
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Read Time: 16 mins
Romance novels are more than cringey sex and shirtless...
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
By Alie Benge
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Read Time: 10 mins
Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath...
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
By Tim Heath