The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
The Wart
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

Art

FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi Vou, confronts fatphobia through art.

It was just my five-year-old daughter and me at home when she shouted to me in the kitchen from the lounge. “I’m so fat!” “What did you say?” I replied. “I’m so fat!” Hearing her say those three words triggered instant tears. So I hid round the corner and cried in private, of course. But more than that, those words triggered memories...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
Read Time: 5 mins
To celebrate Silo Theatre's 20th birthday, we're presenting...
News
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
By Pantograph Punch
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
Read Time: 16 mins
Cannes at home! While you obviously can’t watch the...
Screen
Cannes-Don't: Ten Days Nowhere Near The Croisette
By Doug Dillaman
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
Read Time: 4 mins
Silo Theatre's latest production sets Prokofiev's...
Theatre
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
By Madeleine De Young
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
Read Time: 15 mins
Matariki Williams explores the diverse experiences...
Art
All of Our Beginnings: Motherhood in the Exhibition ‘M/other’
By Matariki Williams
Review: Invaders From Mars
Read Time: 6 mins
Shannon Friday joins Long Cloud Youth Theatre for...
Theatre
Review: Invaders From Mars
By Shannon Friday
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
Read Time: 4 mins
deVINE, a new play by RECollective is the story of...
Theatre
Tending the Vines: A Review of deVINE
By Madeleine De Young
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
Read Time: 13 mins
Santee Smith is the Founding Artistic Director of...
Theatre
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
By Maraea Rakuraku
What's left of the Mugabe way?
Read Time: 11 mins
Where are the traces of Robert Mugabe? Murdoch Stephens...
Society
What's left of the Mugabe way?
By Murdoch Stephens