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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
The Muslim Problem
Read Time: 10 mins
Faisal Al-Asaad on how the Muslim experience is typified...
Society
The Muslim Problem
By Faisal Al-Asaad
Relative Opinions: A Review of Waru
Read Time: 1 min
Husband and wife duo, Jacob and Melissa Powell consider...
Screen
Relative Opinions: A Review of Waru
By Jacob Powell and Melissa Powell
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
Read Time: 5 mins
To celebrate Silo Theatre's 20th birthday, we're presenting...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Pati Solomona Tyrell
Read Time: 5 mins
Pati Solomona Tyrell opens his work Fa'aafa at The...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Pati Solomona Tyrell
By Pati Solomona Tyrell
Off the Dome: An Interview with Shannon Te Ao
Read Time: 24 mins
Megan Dunn talks to the artist about his Walters win...
Art
Off the Dome: An Interview with Shannon Te Ao
By Megan Dunn
Broken Miniatures: A Review of A Doll's House
Read Time: 7 mins
Two years after its premiere at Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Broken Miniatures: A Review of A Doll's House
By Maraea Rakuraku
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
Read Time: 17 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker goes to a conference that challenges...
Society
Soothing Words and Bloody Deeds: On Animals and the Law
By Eloise Callister-Baker
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
Read Time: 5 mins
Erin Harrington heads to the 80s Louisiana weepie...
Theatre
Perm and Set: A Review of Steel Magnolias
By Erin Harrington
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