The Lowdown

Fiona Pardington. Image: Meek Zuiderwyk (via Starkwhite Gallery)
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Hot conversations and media comment this week followed by Kate Powell for Lowdown #47
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A mural of Jacinda Ardern following the Christchurch mosque attacks in Melbourne, Australia.
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Kate Powell rounds up breaking stories in the arts media in Lowdown #46
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quote by Jack Kerouac
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Guest writer Graham Reid gives us an insider’s guide to NZ Music Month for Lowdown #45.
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Graham Reid
Dots for Love and Peace. 2009 installation by Yayoi Kusama at City Gallery Wellington. Courtesy of the artist and City gallery Wellington
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Lowdown #44: Leadership exits and entrances, bad treatment and chances to think again - Kate Powell delivers this week's arts media news.
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Howard Jacobson with his Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize in 2013. Image credit: Alamy Stock Photo, ID:D8EAY1
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Here's Mark Amery with a real grunty prize for Lowdown #43.
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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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Kate Powell
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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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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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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