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?
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A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge
[CLOSED] Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta
Read Time: 1 min
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[CLOSED] Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta
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Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
Read Time: 5 mins
Adam Goodall reviews The Swimmer, a high-strung psychodrama...
Theatre
Tepid Bath: A Review of The Swimmer
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
Read Time: 5 mins
Ahead of her appearances at WORD Christchurch 2018...
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Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
By Sonya Renee Taylor
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
Read Time: 18 mins
It matters who we think with, and which stories we...
Art
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
By Robyn Maree Pickens
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews the two shows which made up...
Theatre
The Uther Dean Double Bill: A Tandem Review
By Melissa Laing
Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
Read Time: 4 mins
Rina Patel reviews Ali Foa'i's solo show, Thirsty....
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Open Note: A Review of Thirsty
By Rina Patel
The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
Read Time: 11 mins
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The (re)Construction of Cultural Memory: A Review of Two Oceans at Once
By Talei Si’ilata
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
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Mya Morrison-Middleton on what inspires her.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
By Mya Morrison-Middleton