Lowdown / History

The Lowdown Archive

Lowdown, Australia’s youth performing arts magazine, was a project of Carclew Youth Arts for over 30 years, making it one of Australia’s oldest continuing performing arts publications.

At various times in this period Lowdown was distributed to over 70 countries and to every school in Australia, covered youth arts in six continents and in every State and Territory, provided a forum where the Australian youth arts sector could express itself and reflected the vibrant diversity of youth arts across Australia and the world.

In September 2011 Lowdown ceased its operations. Its legacy lives on, however, here in The Lowdown Archive, a wealth of information about the history, development, debates and philosophy of Australian youth performing arts and the productions that have performed to tens of millions of Australians, young and old.