Future Issues

Forthcoming issues

Virtual Reality: Ways of seeing [working title]
Issue 38:4 | December 2018     Guest editor: Julianne Pierce 

Recently the world of Virtual Reality (VR) has become accessible and affordable with artists taking interest in the potential of immersive and multi-layered spaces. Is it a medium that will truly transport viewers into the depths and nuances of a new way of seeing, as an enhanced or altered view of reality? Can VR be a positively disruptive force for change?

What challenges and new opportunities does it offer the cultural producer in the creation of speculative world-building? And how does the medium also facilitate opening up collaborative and connective spaces for audiences in museums and galleries and those accessing collections virtually?

Proposals are welcome that address these and other issues as ways of “seeing” and viewing the world through VR.



Call for submissions 

Artlink welcomes proposals for writing and information on associated projects and exhibition programs that relate to our forthcoming themed editions listed below. The focus is on long-form essays, artist and project profiles from Australia and the Asia Pacific. Priority is given to proposals from South Australian arts writers. Multi-disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.  Contact for submissions


Local colour [Working title]
Issue 39: 1 | March 2019  

Your idea of red is not the same as mine. Ludwig Wittgenstein, Remarks on Colour

This issue takes a broad view of colour as an embodied medium, local to the eye and the mind. Proposals are encouraged that consider the diverse ways that contemporary artists work with colour and colour values as subjective, aesthetic and material propositions, responding to colour in nature and culture as readymade, real-world observations that muddy the symbolic register.

Editor: Eve Sullivan, Executive Editor, Artlink
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: 01 November 2018 (for final text submission by 02 January 2019)


Storytelling in a digital world (Annual INDIGENOUS edition) [working title]
Issue 39: 2 | June 2019

Storytelling is a sixty-thousand-year old form in Indigenous communities. This edition of Artlink looks at the way Indigenous filmmakers and artists are moving into the digital space.

Editors: Associate Professor Pauline Clague is a Yaegl woman from North Coast NSW a writer and producer for 25 years, she has worked across many visual forms. Professor Larissa Behrendt is a Eualeyai/Kammilaroi woman and an academic, lawyer, novelist and emerging filmmaker, and presenter of Speaking Out, ABC RN.


The future of art education
Issue 39: 3 | September 2019

At a time of change impacting on the visual arts through the diversification of media and models for cultural production, this edition looks to new perspectives on art education across the school and university sectors. Case studies include alternative models in art education, open- access learning, community practice models of knowledge dissemination and the expanded role of art education programming in museums and galleries.

Editors: Bindi MacGill is a lecturer and researcher in arts education at the University of South Australia. Maria Bilske is a South-Australian-based researcher, arts writer and visual arts educator.


Food bowl
Issue 39: 4 | December 2019 [working title]

In times of plenty, scarcity, global rethinking of sustainable models for food production and consumption, this edition looks to ideas of the globe as food bowl and vessel. Proposals are encouraged that consider the ways that visual artists work with the food chain, agricultural production, the art of food, cooking and degustation.

Editor: Eve Sullivan, Executive Editor, Artlink