Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19

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K. Emma Ng considers the possibilities and pressures in a new age of public art.                              

In 1976 New York City was in the midst of fiscal crisis. After a brush with bankruptcy the city was running on empty, its infrastructure crumbling. Among the artists working in this climate, Mierle Laderman Ukeles was making work about the labour of maintenance – born of her desire to unite her work as...

Literature

In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls for an end to the erasure of queer identity in Aotearoa literature.

It wasn’t until I was 26 years old that I realised that I was genderqueer. I came to the realisation after being exposed to the work of other trans and non-binary writers. I found the poetry of Never Angeline Nørth, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Manuel Arturo Abreu, Jos Charles,...

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We’re thrilled to announce the four emerging writers taking part in New Volumes, our new Critics in Residence programme in collaboration with Basement Theatre.

Waveney Russ is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Otago, studying politics, art history and Indigenous development. She has worked as the Visual Arts Editor for student magazine Critic, and hosts the Dunedin Public...

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Artistic Agency in Public Agencies
Literature
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
News
Introducing our New Volumes: Critics in Residence for 2018-19
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
Read Time: 3 mins
Novels can sometimes have a profound impact, while...
Art
Those Smaller Reverberations: Fictional Meals
By Rosabel Tan
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
Read Time: 12 mins
Pilots usually suck, so we don't read reviews of them...
Features
I Watched An Entire Episode Of TV3's Hit New Sitcom Golden
By Joe Nunweek
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
Read Time: 2 mins
The scandal-stricken Accident Compensation Commission...
Society
This Is Actually What A Job Description For Working At ACC Says
By Joe Nunweek
Codex Seraphinianus
Read Time: 3 mins
Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
Art
Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
Read Time: 24 mins
In 2003, Duncan Greive wrote a damning review of Opensouls...
Music
Love Letters to The Critic II: Duncan Greive & Chip Matthews in Conversation
By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
Read Time: 14 mins
With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
Art
Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett