In 2021, not only did William Barton receive the Australia Council's Don Banks Music Award, but also saw the premiere of several works that feel as if they point towards an important new direction for his creative practice.
Steve Dow is the 2020 Walkley Arts Journalism Award recipient for his essay, profile and reportage portfolio. The Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer’s work also appears in The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, The Monthly, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Meanjin, Art Guide, and Vault.
Articles by Steve Dow
Finding the "revolting stench": Marta Dusseldorp and Essie Davis co-star in the Tasmanian premiere of Genet's macabre play The Maids.
Van Badham's adaptation of George Orwell's classic for Black Swan State Theatre Company sets Boxer and Napoleon in the world of Trump and QAnon.
The pandemic has accelerated the move online, but is it financially viable?
By casting Albee's classic cross-racially, and using Australian accents, Margaret Harvey aims to reveal race-power relations in her production for State Theatre Company South Australia.
On the streets of suburban Brisbane this month, audiences will see ballet performances and classes, be enrapt in chamber music and listen to an array of sopranos as part of Brisbane Festival.
Ripple Effect Band, Maningrida elders, composer Alex Turley and Darwin Symphony Orchestra collaborate on an innovative cross-cultural performance at Darwin Festival.
The Recognition in Anthem Project proposes two new verses for Advance Australia Fair.
Artistic Director Louise Bezzina hopes people will be able to come together "in a really bright, shimmery way, with a sense of celebration" at this year's Brisbane Festival.
La Boite's new production Caesar, adapted by five writers for five actors, will offer blood, conspiratorial thrills and political commentary, but also a comic romp.
Artistic Director Piers Lane explains how this year's Sydney International Piano Competition has adapted to taking place online.
Adelaide’s new festival, Illuminate Adelaide, celebrates the crossover of music and technology. This year’s line-up includes an immersive virtual reality work involving William Barton and the Australian String Quartet, and a solo improvised concert by Paul Grabowsky.
Actor Virginia Gay emerges from lockdown as a busy playwright.