Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’

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What was growing up in Aotearoa like during the drastic neoliberal reforms of the 1980s? Mary Paul talks to six Generation X Aucklanders.

In the early 1990s I often woke at night worrying about how our children would manage in a newly competitive world. If they couldn’t strive to be the best, or at least buy into the idea of life as raw competition, how would they manage? It was not so much a feeling...

Art

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

Dan Arps and Fiona Clark. Hannah Valentine and Toss Woollaston. Two dual-artist shows – unlikely pairings, both – feature in this month’s picks. Plus, we just couldn’t go past the colour-drenched work of Cat Fooks.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the...

Art

Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews.

Trembling slightly, an immense crystalline form hangs before a window. Cool winter light catches its facets and its glasslike surface glows white. In barely perceptible yet perpetual motion, it shifts in response to...

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Always Something There to Remind Me: On Growing Up Amid Neoliberal Reforms
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in August
Art
A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
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Lana Lopesi outlines the politics of sexual fantasies...
Society
Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies
By Lana Lopesi
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
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Giovanni Tiso on New Zealand media and the swimming...
Society
Speaking Power to the Truth: The Political Assassination of Metiria Turei
By Giovanni Tiso
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
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Francis McWhannell on Auckland Art Gallery's 'Necessary...
Art
Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering 'Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show'
By Francis McWhannell
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
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Why aren't there more songs about the experience of...
Music
Finding Songs For Parents: The Good, The Bad and the Sappy
By Gareth Shute
Submerging Artist
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Megan Dunn on the gradual and torturous process of...
Art
Submerging Artist
By Megan Dunn
The Life and Death of the Political Author
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Giovanni Tiso on the democratic importance of Hager...
Society
The Life and Death of the Political Author
By Giovanni Tiso
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
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Elizabeth Beattie follows the radical NZ poet's steps...
Literature
Outside Looking In: Remembering James K Baxter and Jerusalem
By Elizabeth Beattie
Hanging on to the Edge of the World
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Claire Duncan and Jenna Todd travel to Barrytown,...
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Hanging on to the Edge of the World
By Claire Duncan