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ARI REMIX Ten Year Anniversary Issue | (Re) PRESENTING 2021 | OPEN CALL | New Artists & Artworkers Memory [Blog] Posts Welcomed

ARI Remix | Celebrating Ten Years of Collaborative Memory Work



Do you have a short and pithy independent DIY, artist-run personal story to tell and share?  New contributions about the hidden histories and marginalised narratives of Australian artist-run culture and heritage are welcomed for this ten year anniversary issue… 



Hello. Paul Andrew ARI Remix artist and DIY coordinator saying hello and happy wintry wishes.



We at the ARI Remix Collective are inviting you to contribute a personal story in 2021. Yes we are delighted to let you know that, we are indeed working on the third and final stage of the three stage ARI Remix Living Archives & Social Memory Project [Project One March 2011-December 2021].


This is a celebratory ten year anniversary archival art initiative. We are looking forward to including your independent artist-run memory too [ 300 to 600 words as a guide] and a small selection of evocative artists’ ephemera from your personal collection [ up to 12 captioned jpg images 1200 pixels each].


Caption and description example fyi:


Roberta Rich, installation view from left clockwise It was a generally accepted fact, 192 Denials in ‘78, Amendment Denial Act and 152 Denials in ‘79, 2016. Serigraphs on paper. Photo by Zelé Angelides. Two men of African ethnicity, one standing, another leaning to look at the four serigraph prints hanging on the wall, two side by side and two below. The prints have a black frame and show black ink of text abstracts and the words deny, denial, denied repeated on each print.


DENY / DENIAL / DENIED Thursday, 3 August 2017 Sunday, 20 August 2017 A SOLO EXHIBITION BY ROBERTA JOY RICH


Covid Update FYI: With current and ongoing Covid related challenges and restrictions, the very last, and final contribution for Project One Stage Three s deadlines for written posts with digital images of artists’ ephemera and documentation.




These project one final deadlines are for both new “planned” curated [ for 12 artists who have kindly expressed interest – thanks again:)  ] and for new “unplanned” voluntary contributions [ up to 10 artist/artworker contributions are here for your diary as a wee reminder:




Autumn 2021

Friday 26 March 2021

Winter 2021

Friday 28 May 2021

Final Deadline 2011-2021

Monday 30 August 2021





Participate: At a glance:



We aim to keep blog posts simple during this Covid climate with so many challenges afoot, easy to write, easy to read, easy to discover and easy to access – the KISS Principle; keep it simple sweetheart:


  • Your artist profile. Artist profiles are up to 150 words [word document format] with images. [1200 pixels] Include current bio and cv, key artist-run collaborations, related links including social media urls.
  • Your personal Story [Blog Post]. Your personal reflection 300 – 600 words about Brisbane Meeanjin and regional Queensland artist-run culture – 1970s,1980s, 1990s, 2000s, current and emerging all welcomed…longer written posts are welcome too:)
  • Up to twelve captioned digital images of your artists’ ephemera  – all digital images need to be jpg or tif files at 1200 pixels with detailed captions including title, artist(s), date, place, name of artists’ collection [provenance] and contextual information up to 20 words per caption thanks. Accessibility descriptions are encouraged.
  • Include your head shot if possible 🙂
  • Include any useful url links ; pdfs, vimeo, you tube, socials etc.
  • email your contribution to the ARI Remix Project DIY Coordinator at : artsmedia[at] – remember to use the @ symbol in this email address.
  • Curated content: there is a $150 artist fee and artist agreement for a memory blog post possible for up to 12 artists on a first in first served basis.




Recent ARI Remix Memory Posts


By way of a guide, here are a few recent DIY  ‘living archive’ examples [memory blog posts] to whet your creative blogger’s appetite, from small to a bit longer in form.



Yes, either way is good as we weave together these small fragments of memory to make an expanded collective trace of memory together. Hidden histories and marginalised narratives matter.

Artists: Next Door ARI – Ella Callander and Abigail Rutter

Verbatim ARIs 2021 – Doors Opening, Celebrating One Year In – Interview with Nextdoor ARI @ Boxcopy

Artist: Gary Warner

SONIC SKETCHBOOKS | Artist Gary Warner Podcasts

Artist: Jeremy Staples & Natasha Lee Wills

(Re) Presenting 2020 | ‘People Who Make Things And Think About Stuff’ | Interview with artist Jeremy Staples | a repost courtesy Natasha Wills @ natashaleewills

Curator & Artist: Angela Bailey

(Re) Presenting Personal Archives – Remembering memories of our LGBTQI+ shared histories by curator and photographer Angela Bailey

Artist: Casselle Mountford

Artist Casselle Mountford – Remembering 1990s Artist-Runs – WANDA, Atomic Artists, XB Installation, Omniscient, Boulder Lodge, Bauhaus Gallery, BARTleme Galleries, The Butterfactory, Doggett Street Studios…

Artist: Meagan Mendels

TRANCEPLANT | Omniscient Collective | Brisbane Powerhouse in Ruins 1994 | A Memory by Artist Meagan Mendels

Artist: Troy Anthony-Baylis

Troy-Anthony Baylis – Artist Reflections of ARIs, Art and Queer living in Brisbane in the 1990s




Contributions from artists and artworkers involved in artist-run activities in interstate and regional areas 1970 to Now are also welcome to contribute illustrated blog post memories.



Key words:

Archival art initiative, Collective memory, Artist-run Brisbane Meeanjin, artist-run Queensland, artist-run Australia, DIY, independent, hidden histories, artists’ ephemera, archiving affectively, BIPOC, queer, LGBTQIA+, socially inclusive, gender inclusive, culturally inclusive, artist books, zines, zine making, prints, printmaking, mail art, photocopy art, socially-engaged art, installation art, experimental art, collectives, cooperatives, radical Brisbane




Thanks again to everyone who have so generously and enthusiastically participated so far, an overwhelming response over the past decade with over 300 Australian artists and artworkers writing, illustrating and sharing their individual and collective memories. I am truly grateful for such collective and individual kindness, care and love in the C-19 cultural moment…




Very Best Wishes for Winter 2021,




Paul Andrew

Artist & DIY 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 Images: Zine | That Space Newsletter September 1986 Courtesy That Space Archives



That Newsletter September 1986 | Performance Week Issue ft. Michelle Andringa