Cultural Advice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the ARI Remix Project contains images, voices or names of deceased persons in websites, photographs, film, audio recordings or printed materials.

ARI Remix Newsletter | (Re) Presenting | Ten Year Anniversary Issue #2 | Autumn 2021


Hello. Happy Autumn 2021 🙂



We at ARI Remix collective hope all is as well as can be as this second issue of our Ten Year Anniversary newsletter series lands on your desktop.



This shared Covid experience has been a good time for adding stories to this archival initiative and to sift through the analogue archives and locate hidden artists’ ephemera from a rich history of artist-run culture in SE Qld and regional Queensland.


Accessing, activating and representing personal collections including photo proof sheets, newsletters, exhibition documentation, photos, super 8 films, audio interviews and hand made artists’ ephemera is an important aspect of the ongoing memory work we perform.



We thought we’d share a few highlights this month from current ARI activities as well as recent and past examples of the collaborative work happening behind the scenes during this third and final installment of the DIY ARI Remix archival initiative this year.



(Re) Presenting 2021 | Artist Memory Blog Posts Deadline: A quick reminder that the next deadline for artists’ memory blog posts with digitised copies of artists’ ephemera is Friday May 28 2021. Access the nitty gritty info in the post below.




Best wishes for the season, see you again in Winter 2021


Paul Andrew

Artist & ARI Remix DIY Coordinator

email: artsmedia[at]






POP-UPS & STUFF April May 2021





This memory event has been a long time in the planning. Championed by Omniscient Collective co-founder Andy Forbes and promises to provide a range of different perspectives about the risk-taking ‘TRANCEPLANT” collaboration. An Omniscient Collective extravaganza staged in New Farm in 1994…


TRANCEPLANT | Brisbane Powerhouse | Powerhouse Theatre | Wed 12 May, 2021 7.30pm

Meat Mirror by artist Jay Younger a pop-up performance and event at Mappins Nursery in West End …


MEAT MIRROR Jay Younger | A performance activated multimedia installation | Opening Night PERFORMANCE 6pm Saturday 8th May 2021



Artist Gary Warner remembers Ars Electronica 1988…


Artist Gary Warner – Sonic Sketchbooks Episode 16




Artist Lucinda Elliot remembers new tech made available to artists in the Queens Street Mall and sound art aficionado Nicholas Zurbrugg who was partial to a sandwich in the bath….



Artist Lucinda Elliott – Clickety Clackety remembering radical public art interventions and the Wintergarden clickerboards in Brisbane in the 1980s and 1990s….





Matt Malone remembers the Old Space artist studios in Bowen Hills…




Old Space | Artist Studios | Bowen Hills | December 2008 – July 2010 by Matt Malone





As an enthusiastic photography student at QCA Meagan Mendels documented aspects of TRANCEPLANT in 1994…



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






Troy-Anthony Baylis at the Art Gallery of South Australia…



Troy-Anthony Baylis: Nomenclatures 8 Aug 2020 – 31 Jan 2021 AGSA | Digital Catalogue



NEXT DOOR pops up in Woolloongabba with a selection of new video artworks, t’was a wonderful evening…



Nextdoor ARI | Backyard: Video | Woolloongabba SubStation Brisbane | Friday April 16 2021 – 6pm-9pm



OPEN WEAVE popping up on May 1 2021 on Minjerribah, at Cleveland and Russell Island…


Open Weave 1 -15 May 2021



‘Atomic Anna’ remembers her Brisbane-based Atomic Workshop…



THE DUENDE AND ME by artist designer Anna Bourke [Atomic Anna]




Ian McIntosh is outraged…



A Sign of the Times – Ian McIntosh




Artist Racheal Bruhn remembers Brisbane in the 1980s when artists’ studios popped up everywhere in inner city Brisbane…



Interview with Racheal BRÜHN




Curator Angela Bailey reflects…. and having found more hidden artists’ ephemera in her collection is working on a memory post to follow up to this vivid account of queer activism in Brisbane in the 1990s…


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



A new zine collaboration titled EXTRA Zine with Joanna Kambourian and Paul Andrew is launched at this years Melbourne Art Book Fair….


EXTRA Zine Launch at the (Virtual) Melbourne Artists Book Fair 2021!




Artist Tobias De Maine reflects on the anarchic impulse implicit to artist-run culture…



Artist Tobias De Maine Reflecting on Central Queensland, Artist-Run Spaces and Anarchism



Do you have a memory to write and share about Newcastle [and thereabouts] artist-run culture ?…





ARI Remix [2011-2021]  is a passion project with ten thousand hours of enthusiasm and volunteerism involved to make it happen and stay preserved in the current online environment. Thanks to everyone who is kindly helping with this year’s crowdfunding campaign we are edging closer to the $7,500.00 goal to help offset the $300 monthly digital infrastructure, web hosting, software updates and IT fees. We are extremely grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness!!!!

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Image [Header] : EXTRA Zine, Poster, Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021 Artists Joanna Kambourian and Paul Andrew

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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.

ARI Remix is a living archive; LGBTQIA+, cis, non-binary, trans and BIPOC inclusive, and involves active participation and collaborative collecting engagement by artists, artsworkers, co-creatives, peers and artist groups. It is an enthusiast-led, community-based, non-profit and art ephemera study resource and Web 2.0 art work #ariremix. It is made entirely possible through immense kindness, generosity, volunteerism and collaborative collecting efforts of over 300 Australian artists and significant arts philanthropy;

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.





Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this archival initiative contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.