Steve Dow

Steve Dow

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


Tony Burke on Labor’s arts policy

The Arts Minister discusses developing a cultural policy, an insurance scheme, local content quotas, support of the commercial sector and the role of the Australia Council, but remains tight-lipped on funding levels.

June 30, 2022
Supported by Festival of Voices

Festival of Voices ready to ring out

The Festival of Voices is back. Graham Abbott discusses one of the program highlights: Handel’s four Coronation Anthems.

June 10, 2022

Julian Meyrick: Australia in 50 Plays

Julian Meyrick explores the relationship between our national drama and our national life in his new book, and wishes more politicians, political economists and political journalists went to the theatre.

April 26, 2022

Joel Carnegie: Stardust in his eyes

ABC presenter Joel Carnegie discusses his solo show Stardust about his jazz musician grandfather, which is touring with Tom Molyneux's performance about his Gunditjmara great-great-uncle.

February 8, 2022