The Lowdown

Martine Gutierrez, Clubbing (still), 2012. From Queer Algorhithms; Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York
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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).
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Mark Amery
Still from '501s v02'. Cushla Donaldson.
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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.
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Mark Amery
Courtney Johnston chats with Te Papa host Roger Gascoigne. Photo: Te Papa Jack Foster
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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.
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Mark Amery
Source: Artnet. Photo by Sarah Cascone
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Pricey produce, a massive mural and more in this week’s round-up of arts news from NZ and around the globe.
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Kate Powell
Mark Hadlow in MAMiL at Centrepoint Theatre. Image by David Walker, Stuff.
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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.
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Mark Amery
British artist Martin Creed's neon ‘Whatever’ sign. Photo/The Big Idea
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Mark Amery reveals who’s been hit hard in this week’s arts news Lowdown.
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Mark Amery
Nancy Brunning with Jason Te Kare and Rachel House in Hone Kouka’s Waiora at Downstage, 1996. Supplied.
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A New Zealand icon gone too soon, severe flooding at the Venice Biennale and other must-read arts news in this week’s Lowdown by Mark Amery.
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Mark Amery
Mata Aho Collective with a portion of their monumental, handwoven sculpture, Aka
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Mark Amery rounds up the bold and beautiful in arts news from New Zealand and beyond in this week’s Lowdown #71.
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Mark Amery
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt. Photo: Matt Grace.
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In the Lowdown #70, Kate Powell brings us the latest need-to-know arts news, including Kiwi acts going global, new tech for deaf music-lovers and the country’s coolest little lit fest.
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Kate Powell
Dear Nelson by Shannon Novak.
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Queer representation, NZ TV Award noms and the public artwork we almost lost in Mark Amery’s Lowdown #69.
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Mark Amery