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As one space closes, another opens. We revisit the closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library and look to where Samoa House Library is headed next. 

In March last year, The University of Auckland announced plans to close their purpose-built Creative Arts and Industries libraries, consolidating their collections into the General Library or off-campus storage facilities. The lofty reputations of each of...

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Can the ruptures to whakapapa be healed through the weaving of nets?

In a photograph taken by J McDonald in the early 20th century, reproduced by Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck) in his 1926 book The Maori Craft of Netting, a moustached man – well put together in a jacket, shirt and tie – looks straight toward the camera. The photograph is tightly cropped, only just accommodating the peak of its subject...

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Across the arts, funding has reached a crisis point but expectations on gallery targets remain the same. ST PAUL St Gallery have made a pointed change – to take their lunch breaks. 

 

[It was my mentor], the late great Dickie Fox, who said, “The key to this business is personal relationships.” Suddenly, it was all pretty clear. The answer was fewer clients. Less money. More attention. Caring for them...

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Imagine a Library Like This
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Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Art
Burning Out the Art Scene: How ST PAUL St Gallery are Doing Things Differently
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
Read Time: 5 mins
2018 Billy T nominee, Snort member and hard-hitting...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
By Alice Snedden
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
Read Time: 30 mins
In the wake of debates around Amici Productions' 2019...
Theatre
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
By Adam Goodall
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Read Time: 8 mins
Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney...
Theatre
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
By Waveney Russ
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
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Read Time: 7 mins
Sophie Roberts, Artistic Director at Silo Theatre...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
By Sophie Roberts
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Read Time: 29 mins
What's in a name? The history of a place, its present...
Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
By Balamohan Shingade
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of her and Meg Rollandi's 2018 STAB Commission...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
By Isobel MacKinnon
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