Helping Us To Help You To Help Yourself

Uncategorized Jun 26, 2006 No Comments

Last week, out of the blue, just like that, you wouldn’t credit it, can you adam and eve it, TEAM Art Life received a generous donation from a mysterious Canberra-based benefactor. Thank you sir/madam! The donation will go towards funding our many activities, some of them actually related to the art world, but will almost certainly help us keep our spirits up during these trying times. Since in all likelihood you don’t live in Canberra, you’d be asking yourself – how can I help support the only genuine art democracy on the web? You can do it in one of two ways – you can make a donation directly by clicking on the “Make a Donation” button on the right hand side of this page [just under the poll]. You’ll need a credit card and trust in PAYPAL, but we can guarantee our readers, money goes in one end and comes out the other. It actually works. The other way of supporting The Art Life is to make all your purchases by clicking through to Amazon via the small advertisements at the bottom right of page [below all the links]. Whenever you buy something from that clickthrough a percentage of that purchase will be credited to us and we’ll get a whopping [undisclosed amount]. It doesn’t actually come to us in $$$ but we get what the American’s call “store credit” which helps to defray the costs of expensive DVD purchases from the Criterion Collection. We tip our hats to certain individuals who recently purchased Air Guitar by Dave Hickey and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.

Speaking of helping – you are an artist who has their own web site. It has taken ages to build and it is very very nice. How do you get loads of people to look at it? Simple – send us the URL and we will add it to our ever-growing list of top Australian artist web sites. Same deal if you’re an artist run gallery, organisation or non-commercial project. Our email address is theartlife[at]

A reader recently asked us what happens when you click on the email address under the heading “Email” on the right hand side of this page. “I am sent into a loop I do not understand,” he said. If you are using a PC, you will see a pop up asking you from which address you want to send your email. If you have an online mail server like Hotmail or Yahoo, just type in your address and your account password and you will be taken automatically to your account. You then simply type your message. Before you send the mail, you need to remove the words NO SPAM from the end of our email adress. [We’ve put that there in the hope that it will deter automated spam from inundating our inbox with offers of free sex, penis enlargement or offers of a $1 million from African fraudsters]. If you are using a porgram such as Outlook, just cut and paste the address from the page and send it to us that way. If you are using a Mac, when you click on the email address, your computer will ask you for your credit card details – enter them as prompted, then wait as money from your account is transferred to Apple Inc. You won’t be able to send an email to us, but Steve Jobs will be that much richer and your G5 will gleam all the brighter and whiter…

How do you get your Art Life updates before everyone else? When we publish a full update we like to send out an email advising readers of the new content. These emails usually contain extra jokes, a quote of the week, and are often themed around some hilarious topical conceit, our favourite movie or song. If you’d like to get on board, send us your email address and we’ll add you to our list.

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