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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 news Lowdown, Mark Amery discusses the need for an overhaul of government funding structures and how the sector fared in the local elections.
In this week’s Lowdown #66 Mark Amery scans both islands and beyond to bring us Aotearoa’s art news.
A new survey highlights under-representation of women in the arts, and more funding woes in this week’s Lowdown #65.
Hot topics in Mark Amery’s Lowdown #64 - 'artists in schools' programme lifts off, Luke Willis Thompson puts fire under the art magazine world plus art and our climate emergency.
Jumping out of the box in this week's Lowdown #63 are Lisa Reihana, Yuki Kihara, Fiona Kidman, and a slather of accolades and awards.
Nau mai haere mai - Mark Amery has this week's Lowdown, with links to great art news, festival info and content. He mea nui ngā toi - art is important.
Mālō e lelei! Mark Amery has The Lowdown #61, with exciting news and a trove of great arts stories.
Mark Amery rounds up the supreme challengers and creators in Aotearoa
Mark Amery scans Aotearoa to bring you in on what’s going on