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
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
Read Time: 15 mins
Helen McNeil on a flashpoint in industrial action,...
Society
Whose Values Will Prevail?: Kawerau, 1986
By Helen McNeil
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
Read Time: 11 mins
Natasha Hay talks about the art of collaboration with...
Theatre
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
By Natasha Hay
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Read Time: 15 mins
Karen Tay explores the role of food in fiction, from...
Literature
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
By Karen Tay
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 22 mins
Cellfish, a new play created by Miriama McDowell,...
Theatre
Bard Behind Bars: An Interview with Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare
By Kate Prior
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
Read Time: 6 mins
"You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says...
Theatre
There's Other People: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing
By Sam Brooks
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
Read Time: 7 mins
In Dave Armstrong's Anzac Eve, four millennials sit...
Theatre
Politics of a Battlefield: A Review of Anzac Eve
By Adam Goodall
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