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...

Art

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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Art
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
Divine Intervention: A Review of Anahera
Read Time: 9 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Anahera, a 2016 Adam Award finalist...
Theatre
Divine Intervention: A Review of Anahera
By Adam Goodall
Weinstein, Netflix and Women: Top Film Moments of 2017
Read Time: 16 mins
From the unprecedented unearthing of toxic behaviour...
Screen
Weinstein, Netflix and Women: Top Film Moments of 2017
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Read Time: 12 mins
Literature
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews Waylon Edwards, Jane Yonge...
Theatre
Survival Tactics: A Review of WEiRdO
By Matt Loveranes
Pacific Futures
Read Time: 5 mins
After two Pōneke seasons, Tāmaki audiences can now...
Theatre
Pacific Futures
By Madeleine De Young
A Space Like Belonging: On Christina Pataialii
Read Time: 17 mins
Can a painting tell you where you are?
Art
A Space Like Belonging: On Christina Pataialii
By Lucinda Bennett
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Read Time: 6 mins
"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says...
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
By Sam Brooks
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
Read Time: 5 mins
Theatre director Jane Yonge lets us in on five inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jane Yonge
By Jane Yonge