December 01, 2006

LOCAL | APT News ...

The Asia–Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is to have its own free newspaper. Artworkers, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and the Substation Singapore will put together a publication on the people, artists and curators involved in this year’s Queensland Art Gallery event. The broadsheet will include reviews, interviews and focus pieces. To be developed over a series of workshops, it’s intended to cultivate the skills of the writers involved, as well as promoting critical discourse on the 37 Asia-Pacific artists, filmmakers and performers scheduled to exhibit at this year’s event.

Lee Weng Choy, co-Artistic Director of Singapore’s innovative contemporary arts centre, the Substation, will act as editor. Members of his writing team have recruited from all over Australia, as well as internationally. They include Holly Arden, Ulanda Blair, Stella Brennan, Ellie Buttrose, Jon Bywater, Jessica Campbell, Kris Carlon and Lily Hibbard.

Organisers are aiming for a release date of 18 December – 16 days after the three-month event opens on 2 December. Ten thousand copies will be printed, with 9,000 to be distributed through art galleries, cafes, bookshops, theatres and cinemas around Australia and Asia.

For further information and advertising rates contact Katrina Stubbs at the IMA on (07) 3252 5750 or email

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