West Space Journal is an online platform for criticism and commissions published on an optimistic basis. (Since mid-2013, we’ve published four issues.) Our contributors are artists, writers, type designers, musicians, oral historians, ethnographers, programmers and poets who are interested in the critical dialogue surrounding contemporary art and its application online.
We’re building a platform to adapt art practices to an online context, though our Journal is predominantly thematically- rather than contextually-driven. Our themes organically emerge over discussions between contributors and editors.
WSJ is published by West Space, a non-profit artist-led organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. Mirroring the spirit of West Space, we’re not interested in historicizing the contemporary, and unashamedly exult the in-flux laboratory phase of emerging practice.
Rowan McNaught Co-founder, editor & designer
Kelly Fliedner Co-founder & editor
Gavan Blau Editor-at-large
Sarinah Masukor Editor-at-large
Wei Huang Masthead
West Space acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations who are, have and always will be the traditional owners of the land that facilitates the creation of this project.
The West Space Journal would not be possible without the assistance of Arts Victoria and the University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and Music through their Professional Pathways Program. West Space is generously assisted by: the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne, through their Arts and Culture department.