The Lowdown

Actress Rose McGowan speaks outside of Weinstein’s trial. Credit Mark Lennihan/AP
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From the newly minted NZer of the year’s perfect response to an awkward situation, to the day of reckoning for an industry predator, the Lowdown's Kate Powell has a big week covered.
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Kate Powell
Author Elizabeth Knox photographed by Ebony Lamb
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Love them or hate them - reviewers are a crucial but fading part of art’s ecosystem. Mark Amery looks at the recent impact in this week’s Lowdown.
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Taika
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The Lowdown with Mark Amery looks at the reaction to the charismatic Kiwi’s “ceiling-breaking” Oscars win, in a week highlighting why we underestimate the arts at our peril.
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Mark Amery
Performance image from Muljil2, coming to Performance Arcade.
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The latest Lowdown with Mark Amery with a feature on festivals - highlighting some of the ones to watch at this year’s Pride, and festivals off the beaten track.
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Mark Amery
Peter Hawkesby, Professor Tick. 2019. Photo: Samuel Hartnett. Showing at McLeavey Gallery, Fired Up.
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Arts educators shine a light on NZ’s “inadequate” support for schools in Mark Amery’s latest arts news Lowdown, which includes a guide to some Kiwi online gems.
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Mark Amery
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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