Steve Dow
is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer.

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Culture October 31, 2015

Crimson Peak’s Mia Wasikowska in sharp focus

Actress Mia Wasikowska, star of Crimson Peak, grew up in the gaze of a camera lens, in a family of photographers.

Culture October 24, 2015

Kate Mulvany plays on

Actress and playwright Kate Mulvany survived a rare childhood cancer resulting from her conscripted father’s exposure to Agent Orange.

Culture October 10, 2015

Jocelyn Moorhouse and ’The Dressmaker’

Acclaimed director Jocelyn Moorhouse returned from the US because family was more important than the Hollywood machine.

News August 01, 2015

Senate inquiry into George Brandis’s arts funding plans

An inquiry into arts funding is waiting in the wings, but most of the major players are ducking the spotlight.

Culture July 04, 2015

History beckons for Banished actor David Wenham

David Wenham's acting roles have taken him from Middle-earth to a leper colony to, most recently, Botany Bay.

News June 13, 2015

Creative Victoria taskforce vows to consult widely

In the wake of deep cuts to the Australia Council’s federal funding, the Victorian government has strengthened its peer-review system to ensure innovation and diversity in a broad range of artistic endeavours.

Culture June 13, 2015

Bangarra’s Frances Rings branches out with Sheoak

For Bangarra choreographer Frances Rings, a lifelong love of dance helped her reconcile her family truth.

Culture March 28, 2015

David Byrne’s musical take on the life of Imelda Marcos

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s musical about Imelda Marcos shows corruption is the same as it ever was.

Culture February 28, 2015

Tim Minchin turns his talents to stage musical Matilda

From playing a libertine rocker in Californication to writing music and lyrics for Matilda, Tim Minchin is a man of many talents.