Steve Dow is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer, whose profiles, features, essays, previews and reviews appear in The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, Meanjin, The Monthly, Good Weekend, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Arts, Spectrum, Sunday Life, Limelight, Vault and Art Guide Australia. His career began with Syme Community Newspapers, and he has been a staff journalist with The Age, including long stints as a medical reporter and health editor. He believes the arts deserve a greater platform but are being willfully neglected by the Federal Government, and journalists have a role in demonstrating the arts are the stuff of life.
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“Steve Dow submitted an outstanding portfolio of arts journalism, showing impressive range and incisive investigative ability. Dow’s feature about the Australian screen industry in the age of streaming conveyed a complex policy dilemma with depth and precision, while his reportage of a G Yunupingu tribute concert explored sensitive cultural issues with tender, lyrical prose.”