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Mark Amery has worked as an art critic, writer, editor and broadcaster for many years across the arts and media. He is co-director of public art programme Letting Space, an art consultant has a strong interest in arts development and is the former Director of New Zealand’s playwrights organisation Playmarket. He was part of the curatorial team at City Gallery Wellington.
In this week’s arts media news bulletin, Mark Amery writes about how the arts are responding creatively to the coronavirus.
Who’s protecting what matters most to artists and art lovers? Mark Amery digs into some crucial issues and some juicy reads in your weekly arts media bulletin.
Love them or hate them - reviewers are a crucial but fading part of art’s ecosystem. Mark Amery looks at the recent impact in this week’s Lowdown.
The Lowdown with Mark Amery looks at the reaction to the charismatic Kiwi’s “ceiling-breaking” Oscars win, in a week highlighting why we underestimate the arts at our peril.
We go in-depth into the intense battle over Concert FM’s future - and the extraordinarily passionate response that could just save the RNZ station.
The latest Lowdown with Mark Amery with a feature on festivals - highlighting some of the ones to watch at this year’s Pride, and festivals off the beaten track.
Arts educators shine a light on NZ’s “inadequate” support for schools in Mark Amery’s latest arts news Lowdown, which includes a guide to some Kiwi online gems.
A startling statistic around LGBTQ+ representation in public galleries in this week’s Lowdown with Mark Amery, along with art news from the spotlight and the wilderness (literally).
Mark Amery’s Lowdown is back for 2020, and chock-full with all the major arts stories from over the break, including fresh concerns about the dire state of creative sector incomes.
In the final Lowdown of the decade, Mark Amery rounds up the juiciest arts stories from the past week, and brings us the best of those ubiquitous ‘best-of’ lists.
A lycra-clad actor saves the day, a New Zealand film named best-ever by a female director and more in Mark Amery’s latest weekly round-up of unmissable arts news.