Hi Paul, Thank you for adding Nowhere to your valuable archive. It's been great to have a reason to reflect and document the Nowhere purpose, activity, people and outcomes. It also triggered a spark of revival so who know what will happen! We'll keep you informed.
Keep up the great work.
The ARI Remix Project is a wonderful connector across generations of artists in the greater Brisbane area. It recovers the fragile links and reweaves them into coherent historical narratives. This is important for each generation of artists in a place like Brisbane, where concrete references to our history are too easily erased. It is also an invaluable tool for researchers.
In my career I established the Ephemera Collection at State Library of Qld..My role as Arts Librarian at the State Library of Queensland was the impetus for me to actively engage,collect and preserve ephemera from the Artist-Runs from early 1980s to 1990s. I rate the ARI Remix project as excellent...I think the ARI Remix Project has been extremely successful, inspiring, engaging and has galvanised so many to recall, contribute and maintain the extraordinary impact the Artist-Runs had on the cultural scene within Brisbane during this rapidly changing political, social and economic period. I congratulate all involved with this project and on continually sustaining the interest, passion and commitment to Artist-Runs which is not always easy to maintain. Fantastic concept and how exciting to revisit such a flourishing and vigorous period for artist-run spaces and art ephemera. Glorious photo of Angelina Martinez by the way! Paul Andrew and this artist coalition of the willing is a highly committed team and are to be congratulated. Best of luck, Cassie Doyle Cassie Doyle Archivist University of Queensland, Fryer Library
Bek Schembri (nee Bek Fogarty) 6 July at 07:44 · One of the agendas when we started Galerie Brutal was to circulate a monthly booklet of ideas called Brutal News. It was an open forum often featuring artist pages as well as our monthly exhibition programming and publicity for Brutal's social events. In those days it was all done by hand, cut and paste and illustrated by David Lawrence Stafford. I'm so proud that the whole series representing 3 years of activity is safely archived in important public collections across Australia (remix.org.au) Galerie Brutal 21 Gipps St Fortitude Valley Qld 💀🖤
Melanie Swalwell @melswal 20 Aug 2018 Just discovered the Australian Artist Run Initiative Living Archive project, 1980-the present. It's great!! Thankyou @vignettestream. I will definitely be using this. (Some similarities to the "Popular Memory Archive" we made for @AgainPlay.)...http://www.ourdigitalheritage.org/archive/playitagain
This is Leung Chi Wo, the author of the Chinese edition of Stories of Hong Kong Artists—Interview Manuscripts from 1998 which features Hiram To’s work. With your support and your loan of images, I am glad to tell you the book has finally been published. Thousand thanks to you Paul and ARI Remix Project! Without your support, this book will not be possible. best regards, Leung Chi Wo 梁志和
The ARI Remix Project is excellent. Great project Paul, thanks for doing it.
The ARI Remix Project is excellent, an exemplary model of gathering, concentration, democratic access to and distribution of often difficult to categorise documentation, memorabilia, ephemera, recollections and discourse around the phenomena of artist-run spaces. It creates an significant archive for future research into this important but somewhat neglected arena of cultural activity and inspiration for artists everywhere who may from time to time question the validity or purpose of their experimental, non-mainstream or seemingly marginal practices.
An extraordinary initiative which is recovering precious history that would otherwise be lost. Lively and entertaining, a rich variety is gathered here of hitherto unknown visual imagery. The interviews with artists are revealing about the times in which they practiced. The artists recorded here are varied in their type of work, from painting to designing club decor, with many being equally gifted and innovative musicians and writers. The field is left open, unscripted and uncensored, thus building an invaluable archive of Australian artistic history for the future. Paul Andrew is to be greatly congratulated for his total dedication to this project and the massive amount of time and energy that he has given to it.This project should be supported in the future.