The Lowdown

The Lowdown Directory 2019
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Bookmark this vital 2019 guide to the NZ arts online
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Mark Amery
Arts Foundation supported: 2018 Harriet Friedlander New York Residency and 2018 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship winners, Lucy-Margaux Marinkovich, Lucien Johnson and Paula Morris
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Mark Amery is back seeking answers to big questions and bringing us up to speed with breaking arts news.
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Mark Amery
Yasuaki Igarashi with his work at Shared Lines Kaikoura Festival. Image: John Lake
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This week brings us fringe weather patterns disturbing normal activity nationwide, an exciting new lift for the Gus Fisher, a Blue Smoke revival, and lots more good clickbait with Mark Amery.
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Mark Amery
Elisabeth Pointon as part of her work, Would You Look at That
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This week, Mark Amery investigates why not all is quite right with the Hundertwasser in Whangarei, reports the film premieres of this week and shares some magic online content
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Mark Amery
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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