Issue 40:1 | March 2020 | It's Time
It's Time
Issue 40:1 | March 2020
Issue 37:4 | December 2017 | Positioning Feminism
Positioning Feminism
Issue 37:4 | December 2017
Issue 36:3 | September 2016 | Art Land
Art Land
Issue 36:3 | September 2016
Issue 34:1 | March 2014 | Wall to Wall: Graffiti Art
Wall to Wall: Graffiti Art
Issue 34:1 | March 2014
Issue 30:2 | June 2010 | The Underground
The Underground
Issue 30:2 | June 2010
Issue 28:1 | March 2008 | Fuel for Thought
Fuel for Thought
Issue 28:1 | March 2008
Issue 27:1 | March 2007 | The Word As Art
The Word As Art
Issue 27:1 | March 2007
Issue 26:1 | March 2006 | Art History: Go Figure
Art History: Go Figure
Issue 26:1 | March 2006


Losing the big picture: Surviving the Art Hunger Games
Joanna Mendelssohn on the changing landscape for arts funding in Australia
Looking for art in all the wrong places; Repositioning art in a regional context
The evolution of the Spaced residency program in Western Australia
Solastalgia and its cure
Ann Finegan on a restorative role for art in re-finding the commons and our relationship to the land
The Palmer Sculpture Biennial
Tracy Lock on an artist-run environmental art project in the Mount Lofty Ranges
Trevor Flinn: In the Mallee
Trevor Flinn on developing the rural outreach project TWIG
Sideways, always
Co-Guest Editor of WALL TO WALL Annemarie Kohn writes about how the seed for a graffiti issue of Artlink was sown, back in 1991 at the Metro nightclub in Adelaide. Twenty-three years later, this edition of Artlink is thought to be the first time an Australian art journal has been devoted to exploring graffiti as a contemporary artform.
The legitimate semantics of a subcultural Artform
Guest co-editor of WALL TO WALL Charity Bramwell explores the way culture acquires credibility through museums, publications, and the formation and deformation of art history canons.
Melbourne Now: The defining moment for a century of art schools?
Juliette Peers looks at the big picture of the NGV homegrown blockbuster Melbourne Now and finds its origins reach back in time.
Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
17 May - 2 September 2013 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Curators: Greg Hill, Candice Hopkins, Christine Lalonde
Daniel Crooks
Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art 10 October – 20 December 2013
On Men
Curator: Eleanor Scicchitano FELTspace, Adelaide 4 September – 21 September 2013
Alltervatn: Jarrad Seng
The MYRE Project, Fremantle October 9 – November 3 2013
Falling Back to Earth: Cai Guo-Qiang
GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 23 November 2013 – 11 May 2014
Tatton @ RTBG
Curator: Peter Lundberg Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart 24 March 2013 – 23 March 2014
Feral: Sylvia Ross; Paintings 2011-2013: Emanuel Raft
Mary Place Gallery, Sydney 13 – 23 November 2013
Melbourne Now
National Gallery of Victoria 22 November 2013 – 23 March 2014
Legendary Ladies
Patti Astor, who co-founded the FUN Gallery in NYC in 1981, interviews the first and most well-known female graffiti artist Lady Pink, her friend of 30 years.
Double-dare ya
Author and broadcaster Craig Schuftan looks at the perennial issue of the co-option of anti-establishment culture as seen in the different approaches of Kurt Cobain and the band started by his friend Kathleen Hanna - Riot Grrrl.
Reko Rennie
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. He explores his artistic beginnings and early influences such as the work of Howard Arkley.
Dash88 is an Australian artist of Chinese Malay ancestry, living and working in Melbourne. He writes about how he began doing grafffiti and what it means to him.
Nish Cash
Nish Cash is a graffiti artist based in Melbourne. She talks about how she got started writing graffiti and about the support offered by Ladie Killerz, (a national female graffiti event that happens annually with a wall jam, exhibitions, and performances).
New Histories
Artist and writer Stephanie Radok reviews three big new books that point towards new histories of art in the Southern hemisphere - Art in Oceania: A New History; Hotsprings: the Northern Territory and contemporary Australian artists and Mapping South: journeys in South-South Cultural Relations.
21st Century Portraits
Foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon National Portrait Gallery, London, 2013 Freelance curator and scholar Margot Osborne reviews a new book on portraiture published by the National Portrait Gallery of London and featuring three Australian artists among others from around the world.
“This is [not] for everyone” – forewarning the end of a free and open web
Digital nomad Fee Plumley reviews the state of the internet and Facebook's new algorithm that wants to tell you what you want to know.
Melbourne When?

Din Heagney saw Melbourne Now at the NGV and found both maturity and parochialism.

How the demographic got screwed

Associate Professor Joanna Mendelssohn looks over the last twenty-five years of tertiary art education and wonders where the intake of students from a broad socio-economic spectrum has gone and where the subsequent shrinking cultural conversation leaves Australia?

Back to the future: contemporary or alternative?

Professor Pat Hoffie of Griffith University, interviews the two new Directors of the IMA, Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, and contextualises their appointment in the Contemporary Art Space context of 2014.

What we talk about when we talk about ‘the underground’
Thirteen paragraphs on the underground

Artist/ writer, curator/designer at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation Teri Hoskin's thirteen paragraphs sum up facts, apprehensions and suspicions about the underground.

Adapt or die
“An underground artist? Me?” Ian Milliss on maintaining the rage to avoid extinction
Hiding in plain sight: regionalism and the underground
Margie Borschke was in Canada in the mid 1980s when she discovered the Underground.
1. Muffled sounds 2. The ear trumpet of the artworld has been struck by lightning
Emeritus Flinders University Professor and philosopher Donald Brook writes about his 'new theory' and why it has never been taken up. He wonders: 'Could it be that he is wrong?'
Stop the press: the allure of ink
Caren Florance is Ampersand Duck, a blog and nom de press for activities including letterpress printing. Florance has breathed the ink and describes the history of moveable type focusing on the recent past and the present and how something magical happens to text when it is printed.
When zines meet archives: above - and below - ground collections
Marmalade-maker and Phd candidate at the University of Technology in Sydney Jessie Lymn's writing focuses on her research into unconventional archival spaces that hold collections of zines, those idiosyncratic sites of memory.
Conquest for country: Rockhole or mine
Anthropologist Eve Vincent has done fieldwork in mining towns in South Australia. She writes about Ali Russell's documentary Keeper about mining on Kokatha land near Ceduna.
Dig it! The hole in Australian contemporary art
Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Glenn Barkley surveys the hole in contemporary Australian art starting at the 1973 Mildura Sculpturescape.
How to make trouble and influence people: Pranks, hoaxes, graffiti and political mischef-making from across Australia
Iain McIntyre's book How To Make Trouble And Influence People describes the secret ludic history of creative troublemaking in Australia over two centuries. It began as a series of zines and is now published by Breakdown Press to impress new readers and inspire new acts of defiance.
Underground film in Australia
Writer and curator of the moving image Danni Zuvela examines underground film in Australia to draw out its spirit it from the pre-Seventies to now - 'profane, collective, improvised, transgressive, convivial, illegitimate'.
Seed bomb
Farmer, artist, writer Kirsten Bradley who works from Milkwood Permaculture Farm near Mudgee in the high country of NSW spills the beans on how to make a seedball or seedbomb to revegetate or vegetate urban spaces around you. Like guerilla gardening, it's quick, it's quiet and it creeps up on you.
Street dreams
Peter Drew knows the street art of Adelaide like you know the back of your hand.
Underground networks in the age of web 2.0
Media Theorist, nethead, activist and founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures Geert Lovink reports on the erotica of touching between 'weak links' and the importance of experimenting with new forms of organisation both on and offline.
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