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Conversation: On art, writing and criticism in the information age

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University of Western Australia

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A conversation between Eve Sullivan (Executive Editor, Artlink Magazine) and Darren Jorgensen (Senior Lecturer in Art History, UWA School of Art & Design) on art, writing, criticism and the publishing landscape for the visual arts and design sector in Australia.

This conversation looks at developments in art criticism and art writing in Australia since the proliferation in the 1980s and 1990s of industry magazines, many of which have since moved offshore, folded and re-emerged in different guises. Today the landscape has changed to include online-only platforms, offering different opportunities to artists and writers and varied levels of editorial input and critical dialogue. If criticism has become less polarised, also across the mainstream media, it would also appear to signal a declining belief in the role of independent non-aligned criticism in the era defined by academic and professional networks, practice-led research and expertise spread across different disciplines, discourses and diversity-led perspectives. Are we now in an era of post-criticism? This conversation will focus on questions that impact on the role of writers, editors and publishers contributing to the discourse of art in the information age, with the opportunity to speculate on where the arts writing and publishing futures lie.




Eve Sullivan was appointed Executive Editor, Artlink magazine, in July 2014. She was previously a Senior Editor at Macmillan Education Australia (2011–14), a development editor for International Schools, Oxford University Press, UK, (2008– 11), in-house editor at the National Gallery of Australia (2003–06). She has contributed numerous articles, reviews and interviews to Australian and international art journals, and has worked as an editor for Art Monthly Australia and the National Gallery of Australia magazine, Artonview. She studied fine arts at the Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, and Canberra Institute of the Arts, Australian National University.


Darren Jorgensen lectures in art history at the University of Western Australia. He publishes frequently in national and international art magazines and academic journals. Recent publications include Indigenous Archives: The Making and Unmaking of Aboriginal Art, co-edited with Ian McLean (UWAP 2017) and Wanarn Painters of Place and Time: Old Age Travels in the Tjukurrpa, co-authored with David Brooks (UWAP 2016). Darren’s hobbies include windsurfing and clamming. He lives with his wife and children in the suburbs of Perth.




This event is co-presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies

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