The Lowdown

Painter Greg (‘Chiaroni’) McDonald opens Chiaroni Gallery in Invercargill
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Calls are mounting for a fair go in the creative sector. Mark Amery conducts the media flashpoints in the Lowdown #19.
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Mark Amery
Madame and the Bastard with their minions at the CoCA 50th anniversary dinner. Image: Romy Willing
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Crash and burn or fire in the sky? Mark Amery lights up in The Lowdown #18.
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Mark Amery
Still frame: Toa`ipuapuagā (Strength in Suffering) by Vea Mafile`o. Photo supplied.
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Wallace Arts Awards, mental health, stigmata and race - here goes Mark Amery with The Lowdown #17: arts news and weather from Aotearoa.
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Mark Amery
Scottish poet Hollie McNish will be at Word Christchurch. Photo by Helmi Okbara.
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NZ wins on Edinburgh's stage; words and images in Christchurch; Oceania in Britannia: guest editor Emma Johnson brings us the arts news and weather from Aotearoa.
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Emma Johnson
Rebecca Patrick’s Caravan-Stay at Oriental Bay earlier this year. Photo supplied.
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Rebecca Patrick, Te Manawa, Tru Paraha, Roger Hall, Robert Burns Fellowship, East in Hawke's Bay, Brian Brake, JK Baxter, and Walters shortlisters: here's Mark Amery with the arts news and weather.
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Mark Amery
Basement Tapes Director Jane Yonge shaking it up with a First in Fringe at Edinburgh.
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Mark Amery brings us the art news and weather from Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Mark Amery
Dane Mitchell: photo supplied
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Mark Amery brings us the art news and weather from Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Mark Amery
Cushla Donaldson, 501s. Video (still frame excerpt). Courtesy the artist.
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NZ detainees in Australia; gallery concerns in Manawatu; conversations with the male member; Christchurch ditches meagre fund. Mark Amery and the Lowdown #12: arts news and weather in Aotearoa
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Mark Amery
Penny Ashton: Promise and Promiscuity
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Apologies aid promotion; some farewells; Spanish gong for NZ poet; Maori arts across the disciplines; Ronnie Van Hout lauded in Melbourne. Here's Mark Amery with the eleventh instalment of the Lowdown
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Mark Amery
Lowdown #10 Mark Amery
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Grant Robertson talks at PACE; #MeToo goes in drag; Auckland iwi eyes up its own Statue of Liberty; *plus* assorted movers and shakers make their marks. Mark Amery's lowdown reaches #10!
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Mark Amery