Melbourne-based writer and curator Anusha Kenny discusses the writing about art that she likes by poets Ken Bolton, Alex Selenitsch and John Forbes and contrasts it with the situation described by Adrian Martin in a recent article in 'Discipline' lamenting the fact that so much art writing is chained to “the hit-parade values of the art market”.
Self-confessed techno-evangelist and nomadic geek artist Fee Plumley is about to head off on a reallybigroadtrip. Before she left Adelaide she participated and revelled in Vitalstatistix's live art incubator Adhocracy. She suggests: "We should [all] take full advantage of Regional Arts Australia’s conference, Kumuwuki,(18-21 October 2012 in Goolwa, South Australia) where Sara Diamond (the creator of the Banff New Media Institute) will speak.
Guest Editor of Artlink on Experiment and writer Din Heagney interviews Abigail Moncrieff, the curator of the '2012 Experimenta: speak to me' which explores 'interconnectivity' through the commissioning of new works and their location around Melbourne.
Curator and Artistic Director of LUMA, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Vincent Alessi discusses art that is political and experimental focusing on the recent work of Melbourne-based Carl Scrase who describes the Occupy Movement as: “one of the greatest social art experiments the world has ever seen."
SafARI is the unofficial fringe event to the Biennale of Sydney, presenting the work of unrepresented Australian artists across multiple artist-run initiatives and public spaces in Sydney. It was founded in 2004 by Lisa Corsi and Margaret Farmer. Artists are selected after an open call for submissions.
Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at Flinders University and Founder of the Experimental Art Foundation, Donald Brook takes on the March 2012 issue of Artlink titled 'Pattern and Complexity' and guest edited by well-known curator Margot Osborne.