About A+A Online

Art + Australia has established A+A Online, an exciting new online platform designed to allow for opportune and opinionated quick responses to contemporary art issues. In contrast to the thematic focus and in-depth scholarship of its print counterpart, A+A Online provides opportunities for emerging and established writers as well as mentorships and emerging writers’ programs.

A+A Online is a site for conversational and maverick critique that is fresh and relevant, responding to events and ideas as they unfold in Australia and elsewhere. It provides a diverse and expansive take on contemporary art practice at home and beyond, inviting a range of voices from various geographic locations and cultural and political perspectives. Emerging and established voices, and artists’ perspectives are reflected in the following categories: 

Dispatches are meditations and ruminations from cultural attachés, artists on residencies or traveling away form their usual habitats.  

Discursions focus on particular exhibitions, events or artists' practices discussed in a review format.

Disquisitions feature substantial and critically engaged discussion and provocation around a specific (and contended) idea or issue.

Discussions are interviews between artists, curators, and writers.

Disruptions facilitate hybrid forms of writng, artist pages, projects, video essays that do not conform to an article-based format, but are themselves works of art.

Distance refers to a temporal distance in which we reconsider exhibitions from the past.

To enquire about contributing to A+A Online, please contact the editor, Tessa Laird.


The editors and publisher respectfully acknowledge the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, on whose land Art + Australia is produced. We acknowledge their ancestors and Elders, who are part of the longest continuing culture in the world.