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

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Culture February 20, 2016

New Malthouse artistic director Matthew Lutton

Malthouse's new artistic director Matthew Lutton again embraces his dark side, bringing Picnic at Hanging Rock to the stage.

Culture January 23, 2016

Arcadia actor Ryan Corr puts personal drama behind him

Holding the Man star Ryan Corr is following his success on the big screen with a turn on the stage.

Culture November 07, 2015

Human Nietzsche: Sarah Blasko on her new album, ’Eternal Return’

Musician Sarah Blasko is back with a new album – sunnier than before and focused on love.

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.