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The new forum for Australian and International cultural debate, reviews and features. The Article will seek out informed analysis and opinion. It will be fearless in aiming to cover the unknown and the established alike. If it has an edge, it will be an Article in The Article.

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Contributors – The Article #1

Ashley Crawford is a freelance cultural critic and arts journalist based in Melbourne and is the author of a number of books on Australian art. He is a regular contributor to The Age, The Australian, The Guardian, The Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, and numerous other publications. He is also the former editor of Tension, World Art, 21•C and Photofile magazines. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA is the author of more than 25 books on art, including Australian Art: A History, and has served as the art critic for The Canberra Times for forty years. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University.

Ian Haig is a Melbourne-based artist and teacher at RMIT. His practice refuses to accept that the low and the base level are devoid of value and cultural meaning.

Sam Leach is an artist and writer based in Melbourne. His works are informed by art history, science, and philosophy. In 2015 Leach featured in Time Space Existence, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, and a major monograph with essays by Andrew Frost and esteemed fiction writer Tim Winton. In the same year he completed an Art OMI Australia Committee Fellowship Residency in New York. In 2010 Leach won both Wynne and Archibald Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Geelong Art Prize and the Coffs Harbour art prize.

Dr. Bernhard Sachs is PhD Co-ordinator/Graduate Coursework Co-ordinator, School of Art VCA, University of Melbourne.

Kent Wilson is a contemporary art curator, artist and writer working in Melbourne and Kyneton, Australia. He is the Assistant Curator at Town Hall Gallery, a public gallery in the City of Boroondara; is founder and Co-Director of Kyneton Contemporary Inc; and produces freelance arts projects across various venues. Wilson has exhibited his own artwork at commercial galleries, artist-run-spaces and public galleries. He maintains an arts blog with reviews, articles and interviews called the subMachine; and writes exhibition essays for group shows and artists.

Simon Gregg is an art writer and curator who seeks to blur the lines between art and social history. Previously senior curator at Melbourne’s City Museum, he is currently curator at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale. Gregg is the author of several books including New Romantics: Darkness & Light in Australia Art and Nicholas Chevalier: Australian Odyssey, and is currently writing a history of art in the Gippsland region.

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