The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge

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A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

In the month since our August Unmissables, Tāmaki Makaurau has seen some stand-out solo shows burn hot and bright. Yuk King Tan’s Crisis of the Ordinary and Robbie Handcock’s OnlyFans have closed, but Vita Cochran’s After Paintings and Eemyun Kang’s This Path Is Made by Walking are up for a little while longer and should not be missed...

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Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster.

I catch my reflection in the House of Mirrors-style exterior of the Govett-Brewster and almost don’t recognise myself. I look like a shiny, mirrored stranger assembled from wobbly body-parts. 

The Govett-Brewster building feels very much like it belongs in Yuichiro Tamura’s exhibition. You can fall into the details of double...

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I have an uncle who cemented his signature look sometime in the late 80s. He still gets a flat-top fade, carries all his necessities in a bum-bag, wears tapered, mid-rise jeans (with a more diluted acid-wash these days) and wears sleepers in one ear. Fashion is circulatory, but style is forever. 

He is a mean cook, too. Housing in New Zealand lacks insulation, but if you clog the draught with the...

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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
Art
Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
Screen
A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
Read Time: 28 mins
Hannah Newport-Watson talks to the duo behind LitCrawl...
Literature
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Flower arranging to void the void
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister reviews Madwoman/Gentlewoman
Theatre
Flower arranging to void the void
By Janet McAllister
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
Read Time: 5 mins
Shoshanna McCallum and Donna Brookbanks have returned...
Theatre
Taniwha Below: A Review of Looking at Stuff in Clouds
By Madeleine De Young
Cataphoric Coop’s Closing Night
Read Time: 10 mins
At the Upper Queen Street and Newton Road intersection...
Art
Cataphoric Coop’s Closing Night
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior finds the new work from Red Leap Theatre...
Theatre
Near Magic: A Review of Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn
By Kate Prior
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
Read Time: 9 mins
FLAPS: Retouched sells itself as a visceral, honest...
Theatre
A Marketable Femininity: A Review of FLAPS: Retouched
By Jess Bates
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
Read Time: 12 mins
Antony Millen responds to Michalia Arathimos' debut...
Literature
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
By Antony Millen
Ranterstantrum Redux
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Auckland debut of Ranterstrantrum, Victor...
Theatre
Ranterstantrum Redux
By Victor Rodger