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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Society
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’
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
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New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising...
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
By Waveney Russ
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
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Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake...
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
By Jade Kake
Sex in the Gallery: Shannon Novak's 'Sub Rosa'
Read Time: 21 mins
Francis McWhannell explores Shannon Novak's queer...
Art
Sex in the Gallery: Shannon Novak's 'Sub Rosa'
By Francis McWhannell
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
Read Time: 13 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad examines the way we speak about crises...
Society
Post-Massacre Reality: Why We Shouldn't Move On
By Faisal Al-Asaad
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
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Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
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James Tapsell-Kururangi explores the themes within...
Art
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
By James Tapsell-Kururangi
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
Read Time: 15 mins
Contemporary Muslim poets whose work we love, admire...
Literature
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
Read Time: 16 mins
Elle Loui August on the artists' triumphant return...
Art
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
By Elle Loui August