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About A+A Online

Art + Australia has established A+A Online as an exciting online platform designed to allow for current and quick responses to contemporary art issues.  A+A Online provides opportunities for emerging and established writers to develop reactive, creative, critical and reflective considerations of artistic content.


In 2020, A+A Online appointed guest editors for a 12 month period.


2020 guest editors

In 2020 A+A Online invited Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce as guest editors to commission online contributions. They centred the publication around the banner title of The image is not nothing (Concrete Archives). Their aim is to generate a discussion around the three tenets of this research: the nuclear, memorialisation and the nation state and their relationship to the archive, presenting each month new commissions as well as republished archival material with permission.


Recent past

From 2016 to 2019, Tessa Laird was the editor of A+A Online. The aim has been to publish fresh and relevant voices, and artists’ perspectives based on diversity of content, and diversity of geographical location throughout Australia and abroad. The articles were under different categoriesDispatches (from traveling artists), Discursions (review of current exhibitions), Disquisitions (or critical provocation around a specific idea), Discussions (interviews between artists curators and writers), Disruptions (hybrid forms of writing) and Distance (review of past exhibitions).


Tessa Laird is the Editor of the forthcoming edition of Art + Australia, “Multinaturalism”.


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.


Please send any inquiries to Art + Australia.



The Art + Australia team



Su Baker



Edward Colless and Tessa Laird


Design editor

John Warwicker


Editorial assistant

Freya Pitt


Web developer

Allan Walker, Numeral Studio


Emeritus Honorary Chair

Eleonora Triguboff


Art + Australia Interns



Amy Parker

Caitlin Patane



Olga Bennett

Jeremy Eaton



Brigit Ryan

Freya Pitt



Azza Zein


Title tiles image credit: Kate Daw, Grace (Sky, Tilmouth Wells, Cherry Blossom, Merricks),
Silkscreened ink on Indian Calico, 2017, courtesy of the artist.