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

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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.

news August 27, 2016

Crownies’ Marta Dusseldorp on stage and screen

Marta Dusseldorp, one of the best-known faces on Australian television, talks about history, loss and her highly successful family.

news August 06, 2016

Barrie Kosky’s ’Saul’ heads to Adelaide Festival

Komische Oper Berlin director Barrie Kosky is unlikely to return to Australia, where arts funding is suffering successive cuts. In contrast, he says, ‘the arts are in the DNA of western Europe’.

news July 02, 2016

Bell Shakespeare’s Ray Chong Nee set to tour Othello

Samoan actor Ray Chong Nee on his heritage, his desire to give back, and his dream for a King Lear of colour.

news May 21, 2016

Arts companies hit hard by Australia Council funding cuts

The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.

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