The Lowdown

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Life is still nowhere near back to normal for our theatres. Mark Amery reveals more about the industry hardest hit by COVID-19 in this week’s arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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It's the Lowdown bite-sized edition, with your arts news bulletin broken down to look at some of the milestones and moments that deserve the spotlight.
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The Big Idea Editor
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From important research to game-changing funding news - it's all happening in this week's arts news bulletin.
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Mark Amery
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Mark Amery discusses what changes might be needed to see better access to the arts across New Zealand’s communities - along with all the latest arts news and good reads online.
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Mark Amery discusses the opening up of discussion about offensive statuary in your weekly arts news bulletin, as well as NZ International Film Festival’s bold new look.
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‘& - And back to normal?’ The Lockdown Alphabet,  Joe Buchanan, linocut and letterpress, 2020.
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Ground has been made - not just always in the social justice sense. Mark Amery's weekly arts news bulletin keeping you up to speed on great work online and what makes headlines.
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#Blacklivesmatter. Image: Reweti Arapere.
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Shoutouts to artists, the government on their arts package and those supporting Black Lives Matter - Mark Amery has your weekly arts news bulletin.
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'Beehive Behave', Otis Frizzell and Mike Weston.
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Fears of funding cuts, the trickiness of restrictions for venues and why we’re still waiting on the government’s emergency arts package - Mark Amery has your weekly arts new bulletin.
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Scene from the BBC/TVNZ adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries. Photo: TVNZ.
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Good news for the screen industry and its viewers and a whole lot of mixed tidings on the openings of museums and galleries in this week’s Lowdown art news bulletin with Mark Amery.
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Steve Carr  from Screen Shots (Zig Zag) 2011 on the #TSPUNMIAW: Tennyson Street Pop Up Neighbourhood Moving Image Art Wall
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Has the arts value in recovery - both in school and in society -been recognised by the government? What is and isn’t reopening at Level 2? Mark Amery with our biggest arts news bulletin yet.
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