Author
Janet McAllister

Janet is an arts reviewer, social commentator and award-winning journalist based in Auckland. She likes uncovering the links between art and society, using each to illuminate the other, and enjoys assisting writers to strengthen their own voices in their work.

Latest Articles:
Bogeymen on the Beach
Read Time: 14 mins
Police unofficially restricting women’s access to...
Society
Bogeymen on the Beach
By Janet McAllister
What the dickens is “Outsider” Art?
Read Time: 17 mins
Hindering artists with a “helping” hand since 1972...
Art
What the dickens is “Outsider” Art?
By Janet McAllister
Flower arranging to void the void
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister reviews Madwoman/Gentlewoman
Theatre
Flower arranging to void the void
By Janet McAllister
I read the book first #sorrynotsorry
Read Time: 12 mins
Janet McAllister rewrites The Rehearsal
Screen
I read the book first #sorrynotsorry
By Janet McAllister
First, Take Your Hydrogen: Sam Hamilton's 'Apple Pie'
Read Time: 5 mins
Janet McAllister on Sam Hamilton's latest film, which...
Art
First, Take Your Hydrogen: Sam Hamilton's 'Apple Pie'
By Janet McAllister
Bloomin' Schemies: Dieneke Jansen's 'Dwelling on the Stoep'
Read Time: 11 mins
Janet McAllister on an exhibition about social housing...
Art
Bloomin' Schemies: Dieneke Jansen's 'Dwelling on the Stoep'
By Janet McAllister
Oscar Week: Trojan Brioche
Read Time: 7 mins
Janet McAllister on Grand Budapest Hotel and how it...
Screen
Oscar Week: Trojan Brioche
By Janet McAllister
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
Read Time: 4 mins
Janet McAllister on why the makers of the vagina posters...
Internet Histories
Vocal Chords and Nothing More
By Janet McAllister
Quiz: The Walters Prize Through the Ages
Read Time: 11 mins
How much do you know about the Walters Prize, New...
Art
Quiz: The Walters Prize Through the Ages
By Janet McAllister
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
Read Time: 18 mins
Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real...
Art
The Walters Prize: This Year, Art is the Winner on the Day
By Janet McAllister
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
Read Time: 17 mins
Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister
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