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Help Paul GROW the ARI REMIX PROJECT 2024

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Photo: Adjusting Margins, wall-based and window-based installation exhibition collaboration exploring posters as types of community archives with Paul Andrew and Joanna Kambourian. Outer Space 2022. Pictured here are [l-r] Outer Space Director Georgia Heywood and artist Paul Andrew in conversation about the need to grow and preserve artist-run cultural heritage and stories. Photo by Louis Lim.



Hello, Happy 2024!


Thanks again everyone for kindly helping me to start, expand, nuance, sustain and preserve the ARI Remix Project - http://remix.org.au - during the past 13 years. I am truly grateful.

I am also immensely and deeply grateful for your help with and donations towards the two recent and now past fundraising campaigns here which raised an amazing total of $5,900 towards ongoing digital IT needs and expenditure. Thanks everyone who kindly helped in preceding years.

Like these recent fundraisers this brand new 2024 fundraising opportunity aims to raise the next $3000 needed for ongoing diigital infrastructure costs towards all 2024-2025 activity.

We are now edging closer to the GoFundMe fundraiser's overall $10, 000 target. Typically, it costs $3000 per year for varied web development, web optimisation and basic software needs and updates.

For me, ARI REMIX is proving to be a most joyful, and challenging co-creative, experimental art and social practice experience.

Archives aren't often in the hands of artist-run communities. My aim with ARI REMIX is to offer an example of how to conceptualise, grow and develop varied self-sustaining models. Specifically placed towards independent do-it-ourselves collections of ARI-based and region-specific primary resources and ephemeral materials we; as artists ARIs, artist groups and colleagues actively collect and retain.

As an expanding internet artwork, community archives, study resource and memory zine making/distribution site the ARI Remix Project uses digitally-driven arts-based methods, multimodal approaches, transmedia and assemblage-like techniques. This project is a novel and unprecedented archival art initiative situated in the Queensland/Australian arts canon. 

Like your past or recent or first-time donations, any funds you help with in 2024 help to significantly subsidise and offset ongoing digital IT, web domain name registration, web hosting, software applications, telephone, internet and third party hosted digital updates.

While the current affordances of Web 2.0 technologies are truly wonderful these essential and persistent updates are required for a longitudinal community archiving initiative in today's digital space. In a digital environment and a dominance by mega corporations (which we often make a Faustian pact with to access and enable these Web 2.0 affordances like WordPress) , well, to be honest, for many of us independent creatives it can be prohibitive, expensive and frustrating. We persist!

These ongoing IT costs are a challenge for me to pay for in an ongoing way. As an artist living and working independently with no commercial representation in a climate of increasingly limited and highly competitive Australian arts funding today I say a BIG HEARTY THANK YOU for your gracious support, your generosity and your care !!!

In brief, these ongoing costs are typically around $350 per month in 2024. These encompass the 'eep' nitty gritty monthly infrastructual costs associated with the volunteer-based and increasingly participatory and multimodal activity which helps to shape, inform and transmit the ARI Remix Project.

In 2024-2026, I/we are setting out to GROW the project through 35 new ARI memory contributions staged through 'memory zines' as types of community archives.

These new zine works propsed [ ARI Remix Project Two Stage Two] will focus on Queensland/ Australian artist-run culture heritage in the 1970 to Now time frame. Cultural activities which largely emerged from 1970s experimental art ecologies.

These 'memory zines' and memory posts will be visual and textual stories - hidden histories, marginalised narratives and digital collections of 'at risk' artists' ephemera with contextual information - which I believe will help to significantly amplify, advocate, pluralise, archive and strengthen artist-run communties of practice, past, present and emerging.

If you can kindly help with this new 2024 campaign by supporting these ongoing digital infrastructural costs I would be truly and deeply grateful. It helps us get one step closer to making 2024-2026 activity affordable, engaging and viable!

More specifically, these new and forthcoming creative develpoments significantly build on the recent success of Project Two: Stage One ARI memory zines anthology activities located and growing here - https://remix.org.au/extrazine.

Your kind contributions, or support by simply sharing this fundraiser link with friends and colleagues will ALL help to greatly enable, expand and bolster ARI Remix collaborations into futurity.

With love, peace and kindness,

Paul Andrew
Artist researcher, DIY Coordinator,
ARI Remix Living Archives & Social Memory Project - Project Two March 2024 - December 2026

For other ways of donating [offline] kindly email me your inquiry via the home page link provide at remix.org.au

Why Queensland/ Australian ARI Archives & Records Matter

A fabulous testimony by past State Library of Queensland Librarian Cassie Doyle:



Transmedia Profile & Social Media :

Australian ARI Living Archives - Queensland Artist-Run Heritage 1970 to NOW https://www.facebook.com/groups/451268288264701

ARI Remix Project - Living Archives, Artist-Runs Past Present Future -

Artist Paul Andrew

ARI REMIX

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ARI Remix is a Web 2.0 artform and an artist-run initiative participatory heritage collaboration and the project's fifth creative archiving iteration - Strengthening Artist-Run Communities - is proposed as 35 new artist collaborations for the July 2024 to December 2026 time frame.

Internet Artwork, community archives, study resource, zine making and transmission site:




Header Image [Above]: Example of artists' ephemera for potential 2024-2026 explorations kindly shared by colleague Sophie McIntyre. Sophie co-initiated Dihedron at the Metro Arts centre in Brisbane in 1989: https://remix.org.au/archives-copy-dihedron-with-sophie-mcintyre







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