We’ve been planning this move for years and finally we’re home – welcome to the new look Art Life.
Our five year mission continues into its seventh year – to seek out intelligent life in the art world, report on it, embrace it, and then love it like a little kitten – until it grows up to be cat and then you have to send it to “live on a farm”.
To do this, we have a host of writers you might recognise from our old blog.
Carrie Miller has been contributing to The Art Life for a couple of years now and, while not terrorising readers over at The Punch and writing most of Australian Art Collector, she’s been immersing herself in the tepid waters of the contemporary art scene. After the so-called Wynne Prize scandal she reports on a new proposal to codify copying in art works.
Ian Houston Shadwell contributed some great posts to The Art Life and is the captain of his own daily blog – the much loved Like It Hate It. As our roving lifestyle editor he’ll be writing on music and media and art and contributes the first in a new series of articles on film music.
John Kelly will be familiar to our readers, not just as an artist, but as the author of some cogent and oftentimes scathing critiques of exhibitions at home and abroad. Kelly is our new International Affairs editor and for our launch he writes on the strange equivalences of the art world and the rest of the world, filing copy from the road somewhere between Melbourne and Monaco.
Michael Hutak is on assignment in the South Pacific and will be filing in the coming weeks. He really needs no introduction to the art world – he was founding editor of Australian Art Collector, art critic for The Bulletin, former film critic for The Sydney Morning Herald, and a long-time reporter slash masked-avenger on the Australian racing industry. As our Editor-at-Large Hutak will bring his talents to a host of topics yet-to-be-decided.
The Art Life will update weekly on Fridays [possibly Thursdays if late-nite shopping permits], with news and other updates as they come to hand.
We’re always looking for new writers, so if you’d like to contribute, email us the [art life at hot mail dot com].
And our New Work Friday post is open to submissions – it’s your chance to get your work seen by the thousands of people on our mailing list.
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