Janet McAllister

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

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.

Everything By: Janet McAllister


Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man.


Bogeymen on the Beach

Police unofficially restricting women’s access to public spaces? No problem, says the Human Rights Commission


What the dickens is “Outsider” Art?

Hindering artists with a “helping” hand since 1972.


Flower arranging to void the void

Janet McAllister reviews Madwoman/Gentlewoman


I read the book first #sorrynotsorry

Janet McAllister rewrites The Rehearsal


Janet McAllister on Sam Hamilton's latest film, which tries to blend art and science – and succeeds.


Janet McAllister on an exhibition about social housing that refuses to dwell on dwelling deprivation.


Oscar Week: Trojan Brioche

Janet McAllister on Grand Budapest Hotel and how it tricks liberals into forgetting themselves

Internet Histories13.11.14

Vocal Chords and Nothing More

Janet McAllister on why the makers of the vagina posters are dicks.


Quiz: The Walters Prize Through the Ages

How much do you know about the Walters Prize, New Zealand’s premier contemporary art prize?


Works that are mysterious, bold, and comments on real-world issues. Janet McAllister takes a look at this year's finalists for the Walters Prize.


Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting.


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