The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge

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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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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Screen
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
Read Time: 14 mins
Chevron Hassett reviews the potential and the future...
Art
Into Te Ao Mārama: A Review of ‘Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive’
By Chevron Hassett
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
Read Time: 9 mins
What do we inherit? How can we move forward from the...
Theatre
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
By India Essuah
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
Read Time: 12 mins
On the climate crisis and the plastic crisis, Briony...
Society
“The Power is Yours!” – How Captain Planet Got it Almost Right, But Also Quite Wrong
By Briony Bennett
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
Read Time: 9 mins
Jason Te Mete’s Adam-Award-winning play combines waiata...
Theatre
Walking Together into a Dark Space: A Review of Little Black Bitch
By George Fenwick
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
Read Time: 16 mins
Who does your body belong to? Lucinda Bennett reviews...
Art
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
By Lucinda Bennett
Queer Debris
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay on queer love and loneliness in response...
Literature
Queer Debris
By Kerry Donovan Brown
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
Read Time: 18 mins
Simon Palenski considers Christchurch Art Gallery'...
Art
Portrait of Te Waipounamu: A Review of Hidden Light
By Simon Palenski
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
Read Time: 8 mins
New Volumes critic Waveney Russ reviews the new play...
Theatre
Body Talk: A Review Of Fleshies
By Waveney Russ