The ReviewBoard

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The SpringBoard

The SpringBoard is a campaign for funds to develop a new review website, contribute to writers’ fees & provide operational support for The ReviewBoard’s publishing platform supporting Australian art & critical writing.

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The ReviewBoard is an incorporated not-for-profit cultural organisation established in 2020 to create a digital publishing platform supporting Australian art & critical writing. Our purpose is to foster, develop & elevate discourse & the discipline of critical art writing. We know it is the best way to encourage dialogue, build audiences & encourage visitation to Australian presentations both nationally & internationally.

The SpringBoard campaign will raise funds to establish the digital infrastructure of a publishing website focusing on user friendly navigation, meaningful content, stable IT infrastructure & pleasing design. This investment ensures the website will be of the highest quality to meet the ambitious needs of The ReviewBoard now & moving into the future.

This project establishes a first of its kind, a completely independent, national non-commercial arts publishing platform dedicated to Australian visual arts, an honest investigation of Australian culture in a global context through a visual arts lens.

The ReviewBoard provides essential opportunities for arts writers and Australian artists at a time when our cultural investment is suffering. We aim to build a coherent overview of what Australian culture is, supporting artists, galleries & the broader community by actively encouraging visitation and engagement.

Our platform will publish independent reviews by a diverse range of writers from varying stages of their career, visiting exhibitions in cities, regional areas, remote areas, international presentations of Australian art – in central creative hubs & off the beaten track – to develop an honest understanding and appreciation of Australian art & culture.

We aim to commence the Beta testing and soft launch of the website in October / November 2020, with a major public launch scheduled for February 2021, corresponding to the commencement of a new exhibition calendar year.

Funds raised will support writers’ fees, website development & operational costs. The website development will be a long term investment to support publishing activities into the future.

We will be working with local Australian designers & programmers to create the publishing platform. A network of writers around Australia & internationally engaged with the site will be supported through the Writers Fees Fund raised. Operational costs will contribute toward the administration, editorial & staffing support required to create an ambitious but sustainable model.

As the website is being developed, further information can be found on our Instagram profile @the_reviewboard where our soft launch has commenced, as well as Facebook, Twitter and our LinkedIn pages.

The ReviewBoard is an incorporated not-for-profit cultural organisation established in 2020 to create a digital publishing platform supporting Australian art and critical writing.

Our purpose is to foster, develop and elevate discourse and the discipline of critical art writing. Our reviews are real-time: reviewers are engaging with exhibitions, seeing the physical shows and publishing promptly. We know it is the best way to encourage dialogue, build audiences and encourage visitation to Australian presentations, both nationally and internationally.

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kellilundberg.art

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Darren Knight Gallery

NSW
AJ

Andrew Jensen

NSW
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Marielle & Aamini Soni

VIC
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David Slack

VIC
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Jude Rae

NSW
AM

Axis Arts

VIC
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WH Chong

VIC
MA

Mark Galea

VIC
DR

Dr. Lisa Dethridge

VIC
JM

Tolarno Galleries

VIC
MI

Michael Schwarz

VIC
DE

dena ASHBOLT

VIC
PC

Peter Cooley

NSW
AS

Adam Stone

VIC
VM

Vera Moeller

VIC
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Bronwyn Johnson

VIC
AB

Andrew Browne

VIC
IR

Ian Rogers Fine Art

VIC
JM

John McBride

NSW
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Fortune Images Pty Ltd

VIC
TN

Tomislav Nikolic

VIC