ARTAND Australia launches dynamic online platform and moves to larger format, bi-annual print publications

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Monday 02 June 2014.

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Sydney, Australia: ARTAND Australia, Australia’s longest running and most respected art publication, has launched a dynamic new online platform that for the first time allows access to a digitized archive spanning 50 years of ARTAND Australia print magazines.

50-year archive of ARTAND Australia magazines digitised providing invaluable resource on contemporary art

The premier art publication also announced a move to bi-annual publication dates, combining the previous four annual issues into two ‘bumper’ issues per year. The inaugural print edition of ARTAND Australia in its new larger format will be launched in December 2014, with the following issue due in June 2015.

Building on the magazine’s current focus, the new bi-annual print format will include interviews and essays on a range of disciplines penned by distinguished voices from around the world. The new ARTAND Australia will provide readers with in-depth and critical insight into contemporary artists and their practice.

The new online platform ARTAND features Australian and international art news, feature stories, exclusive video content, exhibition and yearly reviews as well as special contributor content. It was created by one of the most sought-after Melbourne-based graphic designers Fabio Ongarato, who is known for his engaging and boundary-pushing online designs.

The online platform celebrates the cross-pollination between the visual arts and other creative sectors with opinion pieces and columns by notables from the fields of architecture, design and fashion.

Editor / Publisher Eleonora Triguboff commented: “ARTAND Australia has a proud heritage as the most respected independent art publication in Australia, representing the best of contemporary creative practice and art-historical traditions, while encouraging new emerging talent.

“The launch of our new online platform propels us into an exciting new era for ARTAND Australia, allowing for a more direct communication with our audience and boosting our information, collaboration and originality.

“In particular, we expect the digitized archive of 50 years’ of our print editions to provide an invaluable resource to educators, students, academics, curators and lovers of art of all ages,” said Mrs Triguboff.

The ARTAND online platform will also include information on ARTAND Australia projects including the ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award, established in 2004 to support contemporary artists in their first five years of practice. It will also be the starting point for information on other Art & Australia Pty Ltd initiatives including bespoke artist projects, artist books, collaborations, guest editors, cover commissions and the emerging writers program.

Explore the new online platform at www.ARTANDaustralia.com.