It’s rare these days for anyone to stay with one firm for their entire career but Adam Micmacher, has been with Lowensteins since 1988 – when it was Lowenstein Sharp Feiglin Ades – and never felt the tug to go anywhere else.
On Tuesday, 29 March 2022, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2022-23 Federal Budget, his 4th Budget and without doubt it showed all the hallmarks of an election budget.
When Emily Floyd was a child, she’d go on protests with her mother and father, demonstrations that focussed on the rights of working women and the need for state-subsidised day care centres for children.
I have just spent the best part of Sunday afternoon reading Associate Professor Josephine Caust’s wonderfully comprehensive Discussion Paper written for Platform Papers - Arts, Culture and Country.
A timely reminder to all our clients who must have their tax returns lodged by the middle of May 2022 to avoid penalties.
Launch of new Shepparton Art Museum with Lin Onus: The Land Within and Melbourne Art Fair 2022
As I write to you, I have just returned from Shepparton where I had a wonderful day visiting the new $71m Shepparton Art Museum or SAM as it has been affectionately known for the past few years.
We are delighted to announce some of the winners of the Lowensteins Arts Management 2021 scholarships.
After some six decades at the forefront of the accounting and taxation world, Tom Lowenstein has taken the difficult decision to announce his retirement effective in January 2022.
On 16 December 2021, Tom Lowenstein launched his memoir, Lovers and Others. It was a wonderful evening where we all had the opportunity to acknowledge the tireless work that Tom has given to arts and culture in Australia.
Congratulations to Lillian O’Neil, announced as the winner of the 2021 Bowness Prize at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. O’Neil’s analogue collage, Drawing to a close, was selected from over 730 entries and 52 shortlisted works.
Yolngu woman, Dr B Marika, who died suddenly in July 2021 was recognised as one of Australia’s leading artists. She was a key advocate for visual artists’ rights and served as a board member of the National Gallery of Australia.
Directors Identification Numbers (Directors ID)
Recent legislation has introduced new obligations for company directors requiring them to obtain a personal director identification number (‘Director ID’).
When Libby Hathorn ‘s first picture story book came out in 1979, the publisher cavilled at the species of tree being depicted in the tale.
Catherine Hill says inexperience was sometimes a plus when making her first feature film, Some Happy Day. The shoot involved 60 actors, 60 crew and more than 150 community supporters.
Some Happy Day, is an independent feature film, directed by Catherine Hill, a long term client of Lowensteins Arts Management. Set in St Kilda, it will have its Melbourne Premier, a fundraiser for Sacred Heart Mission, at the Classic Cinema Elsternwick on World Day of Social Justice.
The ATO has issued a media release reminding property investors to take care when submitting their tax returns.
For this month’s newsletter I’ve been asked to write a piece about the best way to prepare for a media interview; I acknowledge the irony in the timing, given that most people in the creative industries have never been so challenged or so un-interviewed, except for the odd story of career blight and dreams dashed.
As recipients of my regular email circulars, you will be all be aware now of the grants that have been on offer from the Federal, NSW and Victorian Governments.
As I am sitting here in my home office, for many weeks on end, I have had plenty of time to reflect on what the pandemic has meant on a personal level to me, my family and friends, clients and work colleagues.
Lynette Faulkner is Lowensteins’ Mother Confessor. As a senior accountant with 52 years’ experience, more than 30 of it with the present company.
As we go to ‘press’ some Australian art museums are opening up! But during lockdown we’ve seen museums and galleries large and small go online.