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ARI Remix Library – New Archival Artist Publications – Galerie Brutal, Fortitude Valley c.1989 – 1992

Artist participation and collaboration for a non-profit archival recovery and retrieval project like this is crucial. During the past two years ( Stage Two – A Queensland Remix 1980 to Now) we have activated the ARI Remix Publications Library a new artist publications feature located inside the participate ‘drop down menu’  location of the archive. This new feature helps grow and expand the archive and enables ease of access and discovery of Australian ARI heritage resources.

This month we have added new archival publications for Galerie Brutal (c.1989-1992) courtesy of the John Waller and Yenda Carson artist archives, thanks so much John and Yenda, we are truly grateful, the links here below shared for your reading and research pleasure.

We will add more links to Galerie Brutal zines and newsletter ephemera to this permanent link. If you have Galerie Brutal ephemera  (and other 1970 to 2000 Brisbane Queensland ARI artist publications)  to kindly share and add to this online activist archive please contact us at info[at]

Thanks for following the updates here on ARI News we will post details about new publications here as they arrive online.

1989 – 1990 Galerie Brutal Ephemera, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

In 1989 artists Rebekah Fogarty and David Stafford reactivated an old brothel at 21 Gipps Street and created a vibrant gallery and artist studios precinct. Like many of the artist zines,  artist books, artist newsletters of the 1980s and 1990s they use the familiar DIY punk post punk cut’n’paste aesthetic and parody much of the advertising, consumer and popular culture and ‘high’ culture of the era.

John Waller Artist Archives

Yenda Carson Artist Archives – coming soon