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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
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Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2019
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Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
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Ten Moments in Aotearoa Theatre 2019
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The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
Read Time: 9 mins
The legacy of nuclear testing and the prospect of...
Art
The Future is a Possibility We Must Guard With Our Lives
By Lana Lopesi
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Memorable art exhibitions, works and events from the...
Art
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
By Pantograph Punch
From Tent to Terrace: The Most Exciting New Theatre In Aotearoa
Read Time: 14 mins
In a coup for culture in Ōtautahi, Aotearoa's newest...
Theatre
From Tent to Terrace: The Most Exciting New Theatre In Aotearoa
By Kate Prior
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in December
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in December
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Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
Read Time: 17 mins
We write best when we know ourselves. Sinead Overbye...
Literature
Ake! Ake! Ake! On the Innovation and Expansion of Toi Māori
By Sinead Overbye