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Three Women on Two Ladies
3 years ago

Three Women on Two Ladies

The Big Idea got a trio of its strongest minded writers together to discuss the uneasy themes brought up in ATC's latest production.

Author:  The Big Idea Editor
Why Emilia is a Must
4 years ago

Why Emilia is a Must

The farewell show of Auckland’s Pop-up Globe is ironically a long overdue one that puts a woman’s voice to the forefront, writes Kate Powell.

Author:  Kate Powell
Colin McCahon - revered and criticised
4 years ago

Colin McCahon - revered and criticised

This cleverly curated exhibition captures the importance of place for an artist who has become a synonym for Modernist New Zealand art.

Author:  Kate Powell
An Art Renegade
4 years ago

An Art Renegade

Kate Powell measures a great artist’s impact and concludes it lies in her choice to lead her life so stubbornly as her own.

Author:  Kate Powell
Tough Crowd: Pacific Sisters at Auckland Art Gallery
5 years ago

Tough Crowd: Pacific Sisters at Auckland Art Gallery

Review|Pacific Sisters: He Toa Taera at the Auckland Art Gallery is a long overdue retrospective of one of Aotearoa’s most influential artistic collectives of the last twenty years.

Author:  Kate Powell
Tough Crowd: Review of Pop Up Globe’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet
5 years ago

Tough Crowd: Review of Pop Up Globe’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet

In the latest instalment of the 2019 Pop Up Globe season, two plays attempt to tackle the theme of abuse of power. But is the balance between humour and horror measured? Kate Powell investigates.

Author:  Kate Powell
Tough Crowd: The Future is safe in their hands
5 years ago

Tough Crowd: The Future is safe in their hands

A fresh take on intercultural communication: Kate Powell reviews Jump Cut at the Pah Homestead, a contemporary dance performance by a vibrant group of talented young migrants and refugees.

Author:  Kate Powell
Tough Crowd: Groundswell and the challenge of balance
5 years ago

Tough Crowd: Groundswell and the challenge of balance

Kate Powell takes us on a necessary and important journey through New Zealand art history.

Author:  Kate Powell
What you want is what you get: The return of the critic
5 years ago

What you want is what you get: The return of the critic

Kate Powell is right: the art critics have not vanished. But their work needs to be cultivated and supported. So here is Kate again, presenting you a review written in her lunch break. You’re welcome.

Author:  Kate Powell