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Kate is a cultural critic, curator and gallery essayist. She has held a variety of community-art focussed roles as a social media strategist, artist liaison, artistic director, and publicist.
Kate has studied at the Sotheby's Institute (London), Victoria University (Wellington) and AUT (Auckland). She is currently based in Auckland and works in Public Relations and Communications.
The Arts community is finding its collective voice - we talk to some of the leaders of the new social media movement about fellowship, funding and the future
Emergency funding support - or lack of it - has been the arts' hottest topic. Creative New Zealand fronts up to The Big Idea.
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.
The next month will take Dan Arps out of the galleries and into the community - and you get to leave an impression on his work.
From the newly minted NZer of the year’s perfect response to an awkward situation, to the day of reckoning for an industry predator, the Lowdown's Kate Powell has a big week covered.
‘I feel seen, I feel heard. For the first time in my life I feel I belong.’ Black Creatives Aotearoa’s newest offering provides a sense of self-value.
More than sequins, shows and soirees - we hear from the artists and activists telling their stories at Uenuku - PRIDE at Auckland Museum.
Passionate about a creative pursuit, but too scared to turn it into a full-time career? Here’s some expert advice to help you make the leap.
Pricey produce, a massive mural and more in this week’s round-up of arts news from NZ and around the globe.
Lemi Ponifasio, guest curator of NZ Festival, explains how he plans to start some crucial conversations.
Kate Powell talks to the recipient headed to Berlin for a year.
Curated by Bret McKenzie, Laurie Anderson and Lemi Ponifasio, the 32nd New Zealand Festival of the Arts looks to be one of next year’s most exciting cultural events. Kate Powell shares her top picks.