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Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
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Why wait for an exhibition invitation when you can make it happen yourself.

A clever stunt was pulled at the City Gallery last month. You may have noticed it immediately, you may have been duped and been completely unaware. It may even be lying on your very own kitchen bench. The trick advertised an individual as part of the gallery’s April-July season of exhibitions completely to the oblivion of...

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The laying down of a challenge and the space between; Jahra Wasasala reviews Fa'aafa.

Fa’aafa is a new striking performance work from the multi-disciplinary artist Pati Solomona Tyrell. Produced by queer-Pacific art collective, FAFSWAG, its debut season has just opened at the artist-community focused Basement Theatre. Fa’aafa draws from Samoan oral traditions, adornment, movement and sound that converses...

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In a searing and articulate essay, Vaughan Rapatahana takes Aotearoa New Zealand literature to task for locker room schoolgirl-grooming, women-baiting, and sexism that arises from a violent and suppressed masculinity. 

                                        You, being a modern poet                     Must write real he-man stuff                     So you will take slabs of prose                     And cuts it into chunks like this;                     There need...

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If you can fake it, you’ve got it made.
Art
Challenging Borders: A Review of Fa’aafa
Literature
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
Read Time: 8 mins
Ellie Lee-Duncan reflects on Clara Wells solo exhibition...
Art
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
Read Time: 12 mins
Lana Lopesi on Govett-Brewster Art Gallery’s latest...
Art
“Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships
By Lana Lopesi
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
Read Time: 26 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
Read Time: 19 mins
Read an excerpt from Darian Smith's new novel, Starlight...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
By Darian Smith
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
Read Time: 6 mins
Natano Keni is a Samoan playwright and performer who...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Natano Keni
By Natano Keni
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
Read Time: 7 mins
Maraea Rakuraku reviews Friday’s Flock, Te Puanga...
Theatre
Lonely Country: A Review of Friday's Flock
By Maraea Rakuraku
Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
Read Time: 17 mins
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Trauma, Consensus and Romantic Comedies: A Conversational Review of Jane Doe
By Pantograph Punch
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