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.

WINTER WARMERS | ARI REMIX + EXTRA ZINE Newsletter | Autumn Winter 2024 | Issue # 10

The activity of ‘archiving’ is . . . always a critical one, always a historically located one, always a contestatory one, since archives are in part constituted within the lines of force of cultural power and authority; always one open to the
futurity and contingency – the relative autonomy – of artistic practice; always . . .an engagement, an interruption in a settled field, which is to enter critically into existing configurations to re-open the closed structures into which they have ossified.

Stuart Hall - See: Hall, S. (2001) Constituting an Archive, Third Text, 15 (54), 89–92.


Records, in all their many modalities and forms, follow from the articulations and actions of people and so become the natural and organic expressions of any group of people wishing to express and proclaim themselves both within their own group and to the outside world.


Jeannette Bastian, Andrew Flinn - See: Bastian, J. A., Flinn, A., Bastian, J. A., & Flinn, A. (2018). Introduction. In Community Archives, Community Spaces: Heritage, Memory and Identity (pp. xix–xxiv). introduction, Facet.

Hello! Happy Winter 2024!

I hope your winter is a warm, healthy and creative one ahoy.

This brief newsletter coincides with the culmination of two years intensive creativity and two project stages of community-based, cocreative and explicitly archival activity.

A few examples of recent news items as well as memory work and memory posts are included here for your reading enjoyment this season.

Thank you to everyone who kindly and generously participated, a big hearty thank you from me, I am truly, deeply grateful.


Finding ephemeral materials, assembling and telling a little story about lost, hidden and forgotten records and artists’ ephemera from the past – whether recent or distant –  is typically a messy, challenging, time consuming and heartfelt labour of love.


By way of a recap, the two recently completed projects are:


Exploring DIY Zines as Community Archives [online & offline] 


Project Two- March 2022 – June 2024

Stage One | ARI REMIX PRESENTS: SELF-MADE, ARTIST RUN The EXTRA ZINE PROJECT: An ARI Zine Anthology | June 2022- June 2023 [funded by Arts Queensland]


Stage Two | | ARI REMIX PRESENTS: SELF-MADE, ARTIST-RUN | EXTRA | An ARI Zine Anthology | July 2022 – July 2024 [ funded by Creative Australia].


The EXTRA Zine Project [ Project Two ]  is a new ARI, Art, Memory and DIY zine collaboration. It builds out from ongoing longitudinal creative practice with the ARI REMIX living archives “1970 to Now” located at:

ARI REMIX challenges traditional mainstream archiving methods by co-creating artful and historic online stories by artists inside artist-run communities who have build upon, extended and reimagined the foundations of 1970s and 1980s experimental art ecologies.

Here, zines and zine making practice are explored to produce unique narratives demonstrating the effects of history, as experienced by its living participants. It aims to significantly expand creative practice by re-presenting hidden histories, marginalized narratives and ‘at risk’ artists’ ephemera through 25 new artistic collaborations.

And, funding permitting the next expanded stage of the ARI Remix Project creative developments  – Project Two Stage Three –  may start in July-August  2024. Fingers crossed, touching wood. Stay tuned!

Thank you for reading, sharing and dwelling among these records, ephemeral materials and stories.


Warm wishes,

Paul Andrew


EOFY 2024 Donations welcomed now.


No donation is too small. We rely on crowdfunding to help support the project’s ongoing lo-fi digital infrastructure including web hosting, domain name, phone, internet and software applications. Kindly help to grow and sustain ARI Remix here:



Read More:


ACCESS the new ARI Remix – DIY Zine anthology as it evolves in 2022 to 2026 here:







ARI Remix Socials


Australian ARI Living Archives – Queensland Artist-Run Heritage 1970 to NOW – Public group

ARI Remix Project – Living Archives, Artist-Runs Past Present Future


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 an archival art initiative, in a ‘living archives’ form; LGBTQIA+, cis, non-binary, trans and BIPOC inclusive, and involves active participation and collaborative collecting engagement by artists, art workers, co-creatives, peers and artist groups. It is an enthusiast-led, community-based, non-profit and art ephemera study resource and Web 2.0 internet art work [net art] #ariremix. It is made entirely possible through immense kindness, generosity, volunteerism and collaborative collecting efforts of over 1500 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.

ARI REMIX | PROJECT TWO – Project Two: Stage One and Stage 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.

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this archival art 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.


Newsletter Header Image:


Sarah Neal on set with friends. Queer filmmaking in 90s Brisbane. Collection of the Artist.

View Sarah’s Queer Media Archive