Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington

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Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Kaupapa Māori Editor Matariki Williams on their favourite shows of the year. 

A year can contain a lot of art. Up and down the country, numerous exhibitions are opening every week, so many that one person could never catch them all. As always, our yearly round-up is limited by our travels, and yet it does include some stellar offerings from regional galleries...

Art

As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Matariki Williams looks at its time there, and forward to its next site at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris.

Across the seas, far inland, in a river, a white whale appeared. The appearance in the River Thames of the beluga, more commonly found in waters further north, coincided with the cultural blessings held...

Society

Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable. Is sharing property the answer?

Aotearoa history is rich with models of collective ownership. Before colonisation, Māori lived communally in whānau and hapū groups. More recent history includes both religious and non-religious intentional communities – the oldest still running is the Christian Pacifist-founded Riverside Community in the Moutere...

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Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
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Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
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Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
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Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
By Sonya Renee Taylor
Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
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Alex Lodge, co-writer of the upcoming Circa play Modern...
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Loose Canons: Alex Lodge
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Barry Brickell – A Wrerter’s Legacy
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Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
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Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
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Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
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Museums, Non-Neutrality and Writing Histories: An Interview with Sean Mallon
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K. Emma Ng considers the possibilities and pressures...
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Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
By K. Emma Ng
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
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In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls...
Literature
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
By Jackson Nieuwland