Anna Knox

Anna Knox is a writer based in Wellington.

Oct 13, 2019

A review of Man Booker International Prize winner, Celestial Bodies

Many have been waiting for a book like Celestial Bodies – a story that shakes up entrenched ideas of women in the Middle East. 

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Sep 30, 2019

Gender bias and art in Aotearoa: a Spinoff survey reveals the harsh reality

How equal are the opportunities for male and female artists in Aotearoa's art world? Anna Knox chases data on gender and diversity and finds out some cold, hard stats. 

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Jul 21, 2019

Same sounds, different ears: The universal joy of classical music

Orchestral music performance is an art form, but how do you engage with something you've never experienced before? Samiyah Alghamdi and Anna Knox attend NYO Celebrates in Wellington and unpack what they hear.

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The Dowse
Jul 3, 2019

His work hangs in the Beehive, but galleries ignored Guy Ngan. Until now.

Home and place were a the centre of Guy Ngan's work. Anna Knox spoke to the curator of an exhibition at the heart of Ngan's home. 

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Jun 19, 2019

The pram in the hallway: Why motherhood doesn’t have to spell creative death

Women are told that their artistic life ends when motherhood starts. But Anna Knox knows that isn't the case.

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May 18, 2019

Review: NZSO Shed Series – Responses is the modern way to enjoy classical music

Anna Knox reviews the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's Shed Series – Responses and finds that Shed 6 transforms the experience of live classical music entirely.

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Apr 12, 2019

Black-hearted: An autopsy of Heartbreak Island’s disappointing second season

After falling head-over-heels for Heartbreak Island, her first reality TV crush, Anna Knox returned eagerly for season two. Turns out there's nothing like a first love to break your heart.

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Apr 3, 2019

The NZSO’s Classical Journey was worth the trip

'There’s something incredible about watching otherwise ordinary people do something extraordinary.' A recent NZSO performance prompts Anna Knox to reflect on what makes live classical music so special.

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Feb 19, 2019

Why does Heartbreak Island make everybody so mad?

When reality show mutant Heartbreak Island launched last year, people lost their collective minds. But why?

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