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OPEN CALL – ARI Remix Artist-Run Social Memory Contributions (Re) Presenting 2020-2021 – New Artists’ Memory Blog Posts Welcomed 1970 to Now

Copier Jam! Zines and Zine Making Exhibition at Mackay Artspace, December 2016 – February 2017



OPEN CALL – ARI Remix Artist Social Memory Artists’ Contributions 2020-2021




New Social Memory [Blog Posts] about the hidden histories, voices, networks and records of Australian artist-run culture and heritage are welcomed… 




Hello. I am delighted to let you know that, yes, we are indeed now working on the third and final polyvocal stage of the three stage ARI Remix Living Archives & Social Memory Project [Project One 2011-2021].



With current and ongoing Covid related challenges and restrictions, the next four artists’ contributions deadlines for written posts with digital images have been changed slightly fyi, i.e. this for both new “planned” and curated [12 artists who have kindly expressed interest – thanks again:)  ] and for new “unplanned” voluntary contributions are here for your diary:




Summer 2020

Friday 18 December 2020

Friday 22 January 2021




Autumn 2021

Friday 26 March 2021




Winter 2021

This will be the final deadline for Project One Stage Three (the final stage 🙂 ) all new contributions TBA




At a glance:

We keep blog posts simple, easy to read, easy to discover and access – and fyi – the KISS Principle, keep it simple sweetheart:

  • A personal reflection 300 – 1500 words about Brisbane Meeanjin and regional Queensland artist-run culture – 1970s,1980s, 1990s, 2000s
  • Up to twelve captioned digital images of artists’ ephemera  – all digital images need to be 1200 pixels with detailed captions including title, artist(s), date, place, name of artist collection [provenance] and contextual information up to 50 words thanks
  • Include your head shot if possible 🙂
  • Include any useful url links ; pdfs, vimeo, you tube, socials etc.
  • email the ARI Remix Project  D.I.Y Coordinator at : artsmedia[at] – remember to use the @ symbol in this email address.




Here are a few D.I.Y  ‘living archives’ examples to whet your creative blogger’s appetite:

Artist: Casselle Mountford

Artist: Meagan Mendels

Artist: Troy Anthony-Baylis




Key words:

Artist-run Brisbane, Artist-run Queensland, Artist-Run Australia, D.I.Y, independent, Hidden Histories, Artists’ Ephemera, Archiving Affectively, Queer, LGBTQI+, Socially Inclusive, Gender Inclusive, Culturally Inclusive, Artist Books, Zines, Mail Art, Photocopy Art




Thanks again to everyone who have so generously participated so far, we have lost count but it’s an overwhelming response with over 300 Australian artists.


We are all feeling truly grateful that this remembering ARIs together project has helped place digitised ‘at risk’ artists’ ephemera and cultural storytelling about artist-run culture and heritage on the public record. We feel thrilled and truly privileged to be a part of the growing open source community movement and contributing in a small but important way to the expanded interest in arts-based community archives, DIY archives and Queer archives.

Best wishes for summer 2020-2021,

Paul Andrew

Artist & D.I.Y Project Coordinator

ARI Remix Project


PROJECT ONE – Stages One & Two
of this project are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Stage Three of this project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The ARI Remix collective acknowledges and respects the traditional and ongoing custodians of the lands where we live, make and work. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. We support the Uluru statement from the heart.


Header Image: Generic Product Art Flyer, Boulder Lodge Concepts, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane c. 1990 – Courtesy Casselle Mountford artist’s archives collection