Interview: Ron Hanson - Founder of White Fungus

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

White Fungus magazine began in Wellington as a photocopied publication delivering political messages. Nine years on, brothers Ron and Mark Hanson are still creating their magazine and last year released its 13th issue. Zane Pocock and Loulou Callister-Baker chatted with Ron Hanson over Skype to Read more...

Editorial | Issue 08

Posted 4:31pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Whenever I hear someone say “gay” in a way that means “lame” or “stupid,” I tense up a bit. Worse still is “faggot,” laden as it is with an atrocious history of meaning in relation to gay people. It’s a genuine physical reaction that I never would have expected considering these are words that don’t Read more...


Posted 4:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Dunedin Public Art Gallery Exhibited until 27 April The first survey exhibition of Korean-New Zealand artist Seung Yul Oh, MOAMOA is presented as a decade-spanning retrospective. Aptly, the title translates to “gather gather” or “gather together” in Korean, and engages an eclectic array of Read more...

Editorial | Issue 07

Posted 4:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

With the OUSA Executive’s first quarterly reports being presented last Tuesday, it’s about time we checked in for an overall look at their performance. And for the first half of the meeting I was (somewhat surprisingly) pleased with their effort. It seems that almost everyone is finally contributing Read more...

Work and Play

Posted 7:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Orira to be performed at Blue Oyster Gallery, 6pm Thursday 3 April. I met Samin Son at the gallery on the Friday morning following the opening show from his performance series. Having heard much about him from a mutual friend, I had wanted to make his acquaintance, or at least see him Read more...

Editorial | Issue 06

Posted 7:01pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Last week, the media pounced on Kim Dotcom for owning a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. People collect some strange things. I have a friend in Sydney who bought an antique taxidermy kiwi. He’s not promoting that people start hunting our iconic native bird again. Some collect their wisdom teeth Read more...

Random Reproductions

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Brett McDowell Gallery Exhibited until 27 March 2014 Since the start of the month, the Brett McDowell Gallery on Dowling Street has exhibited the latest in an on going series of digital archival reproductions from Richard Killeen. Killeen is perhaps one of the country’s foremost modernist Read more...

Editorial | Issue 05

Posted 5:30pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

These days, if you’re travelling around Hungary and someone wanders into your holiday snap as it’s taken, there’s a good chance you could get into deep shit with the authorities. A law that came into effect on 15 March requires photographers to ask permission from every single individual in Read more...

Editorial | Issue 04

Posted 2:59pm Sunday 16th March 2014

In this issue, Loulou Callister-Baker’s feature “Opinion Entitled to Hearing?” (page 28) speaks of the importance of transparency and accountability in universities and student associations. It’s a pertinent piece. Personally, a huge issue of mine is that I have often found the University of Otago Read more...

Top five art blogs

Posted 4:35pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Over The This is a daily art blog written by New Zealand’s most well known contemporary art collectors. This is always my go-to – Jim and Mary Barr certainly have their fingers on the pulse. Leg of Another New Zealand art Read more...

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