Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television

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Art

Our Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi talks representation, immediacy and feminism with artists Leafa Wilson & Olga Krause, Hannah Brontë and Esther Ige in light of the exhibition Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise.

Lana Lopesi: For many women of colour just existing and being is something which is inherently political. Leafa & Olga, I’ve heard you refer to yourself as a ‘black’ body, and I am curious that you make...

Literature

The shiny red apple in the fairy tale Snow White could be a metaphor for the role of food in fiction; it sometimes looks good enough to eat, but there is a chance it may be poisonous. In this essay, Karen Tay explores the portrayal of food in fiction, from the way it can evoke comfort or let a reader into the lives of others, to more problematic depictions of food that reinforce cultural stereotypes. 

The small...

Art

How do stereotypes of art and artists as seen on television influence popular opinion? Zita Joyce explains. 

New Zealand media and politicians have long had an uneasy relationship with art paid for by public money. Paul Holmes' attack on the 2005 Venice Biennale representative et al. and the 'braying dunny' was one of the more defining moments in public art criticism in recent decades.

Roger Horrocks...

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Art
Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Art
The Brooding Elitist Relationship-Wrecker: Tropes of Art and Artists on Narrative Television
Strange and Empty Plots: A Review of Spirit House
Read Time: 4 mins
Spirit House meditates on the nature of art and the...
Theatre
Strange and Empty Plots: A Review of Spirit House
By Rosabel Tan
Sourcing superfans: on nurturing local creative communities
Read Time: 10 mins
Immi Paterson-Harkness examines how boot-strappy local...
Screen
Sourcing superfans: on nurturing local creative communities
By Immi Paterson-Harkness
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week One
Read Time: 8 mins
Week one of the Auckland Fringe Festival has two shows...
Theatre
The Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: Week One
By Pantograph Punch
Mondays Off: A Review of Revolt. She said. Revolt again
Read Time: 14 mins
Jess Bates joins the anarchy of Silo's Revolt. She...
Theatre
Mondays Off: A Review of Revolt. She said. Revolt again
By Jess Bates
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
Read Time: 9 mins
Robyn Maree Pickens considers Martin Thompson's ever...
Art
One knowledge worker: A review of Martin Thompson's 'Eight Works'
By Robyn Maree Pickens
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
Read Time: 16 mins
For the first time ever, groundbreaking British theatre...
Theatre
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
By Kate Prior
Eternally Hip: A Review of BATS PLAYS
Read Time: 13 mins
Hannah Banks reviews BATS PLAYS by Ken Duncum and...
Literature
Eternally Hip: A Review of BATS PLAYS
By Hannah Banks
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Second Week
Read Time: 18 mins
Week two of the New Zealand Fringe Festival has spies...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Second Week
By Pantograph Punch
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