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

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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.

Culture January 31, 2015

A peek inside TV’s bleak House of Hancock

Miniseries tackles the story of a Rose between thorny Lang Hancock and Gina Rinehart.

Culture November 15, 2014

Paul Capsis scales the heights with Calpurnia Descending

Cabaret star Paul Capsis teams with Sisters Grimm to bring to the stage an original twist on an age-old tale.

Culture October 04, 2014

Asher Keddie shows off her Party Tricks

Asher Keddie has long been popular. But now that she’s also being recognised for the quality of her acting, will the US come calling?

Culture July 19, 2014

’Charlie’s Country’ director Rolf de Heer shows his Dutch courage

Rolf de Heer’s long-term friendship with actor David Gulpilil once again unearths filmic gold.

Culture May 10, 2014

Queensland Theatre Company artistic director Wesley Enoch on work, faith and family

As the first Indigenous head of a state theatre company, Wesley Enoch is used to breaking new ground. He’s also no stranger to controversy.