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
Who’s Afraid of Experimental Dance?
Read Time: 18 mins
Victoria Wynne-Jones attends Experimental Dance Week...
Art
Who’s Afraid of Experimental Dance?
By Victoria Wynne-Jones
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Memorable art exhibitions, works and events from the...
Art
Ten Moments in Aotearoa Visual Art 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
Read Time: 2 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
By Louise Wallace
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
Read Time: 5 mins
UnstuckOpera present their second work, an intimate...
Theatre
Take Me To Your Lieder: A Review of The Winterreise Project
By Kate Prior
Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
Read Time: 8 mins
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Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
By Doug Dillaman
Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
Read Time: 8 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Christchurch Arts Festival...
Theatre
Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
By Erin Harrington
Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
Read Time: 5 mins
With such a chocka programme, we picked our top Auckland...
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Whakanuia: 5 Things Worth Celebrating at the 2018 Auckand Writers Festival
By Pantograph Punch
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
Read Time: 6 mins
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company adapts Mem Fox...
Theatre
The Magical Mundane: A Review of Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
By Adam Goodall