Four Pacific Female Painters: A review of This is a library
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles

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Art

An exhibition that features four female Pacific painters is a rare thrill, writes Ioana Gordon-Smith.

I only came to know of Teuane Tibbo when her work was included in the 2013 Auckland Art Gallery group exhibition Home AKL. Tibbo (1895–1984), a Sāmoan-born and later Auckland-based painter, is often noted for the fact that she began painting aged 71, in the mid-1960s, without any formal training...

Literature

Director of Verb Festival and literary programmer for the New Zealand Festival of the Arts Claire Mabey shares her reading recommendations for these strange times.

Present Claire is extremely thankful to past Claire’s book-hoarding habits. There are the groaning bookshelves, but also the piles on the floor, on top of the piano, by the bed, by the baby’s bed, in boxes and stacked in a chest. It’s like...

Literature

Chris Tse finds familiarity and comfort in Nina Mingya Powles' book, Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai. 

An American friend visiting Wellington once remarked on the number of Malaysian restaurants we had dotted throughout the CBD. It wasn’t something I had really thought about – they’re a ubiquitous part of the city’s local culinary scene, sustained by the fervent support of their most loyal customers...

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Art
Four Pacific Female Painters: A review of This is a library
Literature
Claire Mabey’s Lockdown Booklist
Literature
Comfort Food: A review of Tiny Moons by Nina Mingya Powles
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
Read Time: 18 mins
Kassie Hartendorp takes us on a journey through Strands...
Art
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
By Kassie Hartendorp
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
Read Time: 22 mins
Ruth Buchanan’s 'The scene in which I find myself /...
Art
The Friction in the Collection / Or, Ruth Buchanan Rubs up Against the Govett-Brewster
By Lucinda Bennett
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery ... From What Exactly?
Read Time: 1 minute
Retraction and apology to Bronwyn Zimmerman – 31 March...
Art
Saving Palmerston North’s Art Gallery ... From What Exactly?
By India Essuah
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
Read Time: 16 mins
Romance novels are more than cringey sex and shirtless...
Literature
Finding Feminism with Fabio: How Romance Novels are Unlikely Testaments to Female Power
By Alie Benge
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
Read Time: 10 mins
Veteran of Auckland’s spoken word scene Tim Heath...
Literature
Leave Behind the Desire to Ask, “But Is This Poetry?”
By Tim Heath
Write First, Apologise Later?
Read Time: 18 mins
Whose intimacy and whose pain can we write, and still...
Literature
Write First, Apologise Later?
By Joan Fleming
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
Read Time: 18 mins
Huni Mancini delves into obsession, intimacy and loneliness...
Art
The Dark Intimacies of Online Romance in Natasha Matila-Smith’s Artwork
By Huni Mancini
Living, or Just Surviving?
Read Time: 12 mins
A personal essay by Lana Lopesi on busyness and burnout...
Society
Living, or Just Surviving?
By Lana Lopesi