The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters

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Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

Art

Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake looks at how White settler identity is framed in her review of Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay.

Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay is a new exhibition, presented at MTG Hawke’s Bay and curated by Jess Mio (Pākehā), which features works by Rita Angus, Jenny Campbell, Geoffrey Fuller, Dick Frizzell and Martin Poppelwell...

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Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Read Time: 7 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett reviews Past Caring? Women Work...
Literature
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
Read Time: 2 mins
Meet the writers taking part in Summer Fling, our...
News
Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of her Basement Theatre debut Future's Eve,...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
By Michelle Aitken
Taura here, immigrant Māori: on Chevron Hassett's art and ātea
Read Time: 16 mins
James Tapsell-Kururangi explores the themes within...
Art
Taura here, immigrant Māori: on Chevron Hassett's art and ātea
By James Tapsell-Kururangi
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of seasons of his new play Astroman in Christchurch...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
By Albert Belz
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Read Time: 11 mins
Lucy Beeler reflects on the music and messages of...
Theatre
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
By Lucy Beeler
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
Read Time: 7 mins
New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews Bad...
Theatre
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
Loose Canons: Shane Bosher
Read Time: 10 mins
Former Artistic Director of Silo Theatre and general...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Shane Bosher
By Shane Bosher