The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
The Wart
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

Art

FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi Vou, confronts fatphobia through art.

It was just my five-year-old daughter and me at home when she shouted to me in the kitchen from the lounge. “I’m so fat!” “What did you say?” I replied. “I’m so fat!” Hearing her say those three words triggered instant tears. So I hid round the corner and cried in private, of course. But more than that, those words triggered memories...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
Read Time: 16 mins
Who does your body belong to? Lucinda Bennett reviews...
Art
To Be a Body: A Review of Wax Tablet
By Lucinda Bennett
Loose Canons: Vanessa Crofskey
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Vanessa Crofskey
By Vanessa Crofskey
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe and NZ Fringe 2019
Read Time: 11 mins
Theatre Editor Adam Goodall offers up his recommendations...
Theatre
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe and NZ Fringe 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
Read Time: 34 mins
HIV-positive New Zealanders share their stories of...
Society
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
By Thomas Phillips
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
Read Time: 9 mins
An extended narrative poem about protecting ancestral...
Literature
Waiariki: A Poem About Protecting Ancestral Land
By Michaela Keeble
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Under, a "modern day memory play...
Theatre
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
By Adam Goodall
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Read Time: 12 mins
Reflections on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art +...
Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
By Migoto Eria