Hamish Coney: Immigrant Songs
Hamish Coney examines the legacy of a little known but highly ‘visible’ public artist - Guy Ngan – who is the subject of not one but two fascinating exhibitions in Auckland and Wellington.
When your grandad makes history
As great political comebacks go, we’ve had a few. But not many compare with Malaysia’s 93-year-old PM. Mark Jennings reviews a film made by his granddaughter.
Braunias: on a mission to serve readers
Steve Braunias, literary editor of Newsroom’s new books section, rolls up his sleeves and introduces ReadingRoom.
In the Cloud ... the Auckland Art Fair
Auckland’s art scene explodes into life at the Auckland Art Fair this week. Time to clear some space in your diary for these picks by Hamish Coney.
Resident alien: an interview
Kiwi-expat contemporary artist Jess Johnson talks to Hamish Coney about returning home, art outside the art world and doing work that stoners’ dreams are made of.
Captain Marvel breaking new ground
Captain Marvel is the first of 48 Marvel-related movies to feature a woman in the leading role. Dr Neal Curtis looks at its importance.
Groundswell: That 70s Show
Hamish Coney makes a case for the timeliness of the exhibition Groundswell, Avant-Garde Auckland, 1971-1979 currently on display at the Auckland Art Gallery.
Pussy Rioting against indifference
They’re the most famous contemporary activist group in the world. So why would Pussy Riot come all the way to little ol’ NZ?