The Lowdown

Avantdale's Tom Scott. Photo by Cam Neate
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Kate Powell digs for gold in arts news and finds some real diamonds for this week's art media Lowdown
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New Akl Art Gallery director Kirsten Paisley
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Mark Amery serves up this week’s menu of breaking stories across Aotearoa’s arts media
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Mark Amery
Mitch Tawhi Thomas 2019 Adam New Zealand Play Award winner
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Mark Amery on a family art affair, public fascination with the lifelike in Christchurch with Ron Mueck and auction house operatic dramas in Auckland.
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Children in CubaDupa's street parade
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Post mosque attacks sees CubaDupa off the streets, a play cancelled, and benefit concerts announced. Also breaking awards news, Brexit disaffected, and the rural sculpture award in kooky Kimbolton.
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Mark Amery
Zulfirman Syah, Grow, 2018. Courtesy the artist
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Talented artist among the victims at Linwood Mosque, prominent gallery director steps back, changes to CNZ funding: Mark Amery reports the arts news from a big week in Aotearoa.
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Mark Amery
Maria Vladamirovna 'Masha' Alyokhina
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Stained glass windows on a ferry, shifts in Wellington, and theatre becoming a rather heated forum in Auckland and Christchurch. Mark Amery’s arts media Lowdown packs a punch this week
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The Lowdown Directory 2019
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Bookmark this vital 2019 guide to the NZ arts online
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Mark Amery
Arts Foundation supported: 2018 Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and 2018 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship winners, Lucy-Margaux Marinkovich, Lucien Johnson and Paula Morris
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Mark Amery is back seeking answers to big questions and bringing us up to speed with breaking arts news.
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Yasuaki Igarashi with his work at Shared Lines Kaikoura Festival. Image: John Lake
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This week brings us fringe weather patterns disturbing normal activity nationwide, an exciting new lift for the Gus Fisher, a Blue Smoke revival, and lots more good clickbait with Mark Amery.
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Elisabeth Pointon as part of her work, Would You Look at That
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This week, Mark Amery investigates why not all is quite right with the Hundertwasser in Whangarei, reports the film premieres of this week and shares some magic online content
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Mark Amery