The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters

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Literature

Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

Art

Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake looks at how White settler identity is framed in her review of Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay.

Five Pākehā Painters: Perspectives on Hawke’s Bay is a new exhibition, presented at MTG Hawke’s Bay and curated by Jess Mio (Pākehā), which features works by Rita Angus, Jenny Campbell, Geoffrey Fuller, Dick Frizzell and Martin Poppelwell...

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Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
The Art of the Self-roast
Read Time: 16 mins
Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything...
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
By Freya Daly Sadgrove
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Read Time: 9 mins
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
Read Time: 8 mins
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
Read Time: 13 mins
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
Read Time: 16 mins
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