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Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Burning Out the Art Scene: How ST PAUL St Gallery are Doing Things Differently

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As one space closes, another opens. We revisit the closure of the Elam Fine Arts Library and look to where Samoa House Library is headed next. 

In March last year, The University of Auckland announced plans to close their purpose-built Creative Arts and Industries libraries, consolidating their collections into the General Library or off-campus storage facilities. The lofty reputations of each of...

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Can the ruptures to whakapapa be healed through the weaving of nets?

In a photograph taken by J McDonald in the early 20th century, reproduced by Te Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck) in his 1926 book The Maori Craft of Netting, a moustached man – well put together in a jacket, shirt and tie – looks straight toward the camera. The photograph is tightly cropped, only just accommodating the peak of its subject...

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Across the arts, funding has reached a crisis point but expectations on gallery targets remain the same. ST PAUL St Gallery have made a pointed change – to take their lunch breaks. 

 

[It was my mentor], the late great Dickie Fox, who said, “The key to this business is personal relationships.” Suddenly, it was all pretty clear. The answer was fewer clients. Less money. More attention. Caring for them...

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Imagine a Library Like This
Art
Ka Hao Te Rangatahi: On the Nets of Matthew McIntyre Wilson
Art
Burning Out the Art Scene: How ST PAUL St Gallery are Doing Things Differently
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
Picking at the Surface
Read Time: 13 mins
Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and...
Society
Picking at the Surface
By Vanessa Crofskey
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
Read Time: 20 mins
Holly Walker interviews Wellington-based writer Thomasin...
Literature
Imagined Art History: An Interview with Thomasin Sleigh
By Holly Walker
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
Read Time: 5 mins
Ahead of her appearances at WORD Christchurch 2018...
Literature
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
By Sonya Renee Taylor
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
Music
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
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Mya Morrison-Middleton on what inspires her.
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Mya Morrison-Middleton
By Mya Morrison-Middleton
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
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
Read Time: 11 mins
A selection of events we think are worth celebrating...
Literature
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
By Pantograph Punch