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
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
Read Time: 9 mins
What do we inherit? How can we move forward from the...
Theatre
My Big Fat Pākehā Pōwhiri: A Review of Inheritance
By India Essuah
Loose Canons: Chye-Ling Huang
Read Time: 6 mins
Co-founder of Proudly Asian Theatre Company and writer...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Chye-Ling Huang
By Chye-Ling Huang
Uneasy Territory: Tim Neale's Wild Articulations
Read Time: 10 mins
We talk to Tim Neale about his book on colonial legacies...
Literature
Uneasy Territory: Tim Neale's Wild Articulations
By Joe Nunweek
The Edinburgh Dispatch
Read Time: 7 mins
Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, director...
Theatre
The Edinburgh Dispatch
By Nisha Madhan
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
Read Time: 13 mins
We're excited to be partnering with Playmarket this...
Theatre
Good to be here, Dargaville! Playwrights Jamie McCaskill, Renee Liang and Jess Sayer on Process
By Pantograph Punch
Contentious Histories: A Review of Properties of Peace and Evil
Read Time: 15 mins
The importance of challenging history, Jessica Douglas...
Art
Contentious Histories: A Review of Properties of Peace and Evil
By Jessica Douglas
Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews Shane Bosher's production of...
Theatre
Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
By Melissa Laing
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
Read Time: 5 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Rhys Nicholson
By Rhys Nicholson