Steve Dow
is a Sydney-based arts writer and the author of Gay: The Tenth Anniversary Collection.

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news June 24, 2017

Una’s Ben Mendelsohn on his American roots

Ben Mendelsohn, currently seen in the harrowing drama Una, has adapted to life in the US, where he has become an in-demand film actor. But his teen years spent living there were more tumultuous. “The cultural shift was profound and deeply weird to me. I couldn’t make any sense of who those strange beings were.”

news May 13, 2017

Pinchgut Opera’s Erin Helyard’s emotional engagement with Baroque music

Erin Helyard’s fortepiano performances referencing Schubert’s sexuality and syphilis reveal the harpsichord virtuoso and leader of Pinchgut Opera’s strong belief in historical context and personal experience informing musical expression.

news April 22, 2017

Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortand on the dark within us

Somersault director Cate Shortland’s latest film Berlin Syndrome, a disturbing kidnap thriller, is her second examination of Germany’s postwar psyche. For her next work she returns to the Snowy Mountains for a postcolonial true crime series.

news April 15, 2017

Restoring the National Film and Sound Archive

Budget cuts to the National Film and Sound Archive have left it struggling to complete critical restoration work and in need of new purpose.

news April 01, 2017

Artist Jacobus Capone and his fado project

Jacobus Capone’s performance art often finds him undertaking feats of endurance, such as his trans-Australia walk carrying a jar of water from one coast to the other. For his latest work, he found inspiration in the melancholy of Portuguese fado music.

news March 04, 2017

Sarah Snook talks Noël Coward and HBO

From stage to television to film, Adelaide-born Sarah Snook is an actress in high demand. Her choices are proving as shrewd as they are diverse.

news January 28, 2017

Rachel Perkins on Jasper Jones and Indigenous activism

Filmmaker Rachel Perkins stays true to her activist upbringing in Jasper Jones, even as she avoids overt political messages.

news November 12, 2016

Rose Byrne in David Mamet’s ‘Speed-the-Plow’

After conquering Hollywood, Rose Byrne returns to Australia to take on Mamet for the STC.

news October 29, 2016

Playwright Nakkiah Lui on radicalism and family

Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.

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