The Lowdown

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Mark Amery is back introducing some exciting changes, why 2019 is the year of NZ women in film and some significant national art news.
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Mark Amery
Theatre makers Alice Canton, Ahilan Karunarahan and Nisha Madhen. Image: Andi Crown.
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In this final Lowdown for 2018 Mark Amery reflects on a year in the arts where it felt like the old centre finally gave way and a rich, complex and vital scene came to the forefront.
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Mark Amery
Lucy Marinkovich in Lobsters at Circa.
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Mistakes and reinventions, winners and game changers: Mark Amery brings us up to speed with this week's news and content online from across the arts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Mark Amery
Work Do, Basement Theatre
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Kate Powell brings us the latest science, international news and internal affairs from Aotearoa’s finest minds across music, dance, visual arts and theatre.
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Kate Powell
Pharos. Image by Leroy Beckett for NZ Herald
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Emma Johnson takes us on a tiki tour of Aotearoa’s latest sensations and ambitions, achievements and explorations.
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The Big Idea Editor
Queen Kapussi by Hohua Ropate Kurene
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Some very bright and beautiful stars left us this week. Janet McAllister bids them farewell, and shares more news from Aotearoa's art world.
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The Big Idea Editor
Evan Woodruffe. Image courtesy of Art New Zealand
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James Littlewood rips open Pandora’s box of this week’s shenanigans.
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James Littlewood
LitCrawl 2017 Vanessa Rushton Photography - Slow Boat Records
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While the overseas news has us on the edge of our seats, Emma Johnson sure knows how to remind us how good we have it here with her whistle stop tour of NZ's latest art news and opportunities.
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Emma Johnson
Buckwheat Cowley. Photo by Mark Tantrum.
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The politics of new NZ theatre, Francis Upritchard's 'Wetwang Slack', and celebrating our Pasifika artists: Mark Amery broadcasts the latest news and cultural tensions from across the arts in Aotearoa
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Mark Amery
Alien Weaponry. Image courtesy of their Australasian manager Hammerhead
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Indies going global! Mark Amery’s back with all the arts news and weather in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Mark Amery