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
Loose Canons: Tallulah Holly-Massey
Read Time: 5 mins
Basement Theatre artist-in-residence Tallulah Holly...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Tallulah Holly-Massey
By Tallulah Holly-Massey
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
Read Time: 6 mins
Te Rehia bring E Kore A Muri E Hokia – their Te Reo...
Theatre
Speaking Under Urgency: A Review of E Kore A Muri E Hokia
By Matu Ngaropo
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
Read Time: 3 mins
Madeleine de Young reviews a new interdisciplinary...
Theatre
Fresh Mourning: A Review of Poropiti
By Madeleine De Young
Leaving Traces: A Review of The Room
Read Time: 8 mins
Linda Tyler looks for traces of habitation in The...
Art
Leaving Traces: A Review of The Room
By Linda Tyler
Return to Places Unknown
Read Time: 34 mins
A personal essay about tracing family history and...
Literature
Return to Places Unknown
By Janna Tay
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton
Read Time: 5 mins
The city's not dead, you're just not looking. Kirikiriroa...
Art
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss in Hamilton
By Pantograph Punch
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
Read Time: 5 mins
Now performing in their home town after a season in...
Theatre
Resident Tourists: A Review of Ancient Shrines and Half-Truths
By Matt Loveranes