OZ ARTS Magazine was launched in 1991 by Rodney Hall, renowned Australian author and then chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts at Gene Sherman’s Sydney gallery. Published by Carolynne Skinner and edited by April Hersey, the new magazine commissioned articles by the best known arts writers of the day. It promised ‘a positive feast for the eyes and a great meal for the mind’ and covered the widest spectrum of Australian arts, from East to West coasts and where Australian artists were flying the flag overseas, in London, New York, Art Hong Kong and CINAFE in Chicago.
There were many memorable stories: potter Peter Rushforth, chef Gay Bilson, CINAFE, the New Zealand wearable art awards… The large format design with wraparound covers featured works by artists such as Margaret Olley, Charles Blackman and Ken Done. The magazine ran for 13 issues. It will shortly become available again on line.
Today’s OZ ARTS relaunched in 2013 and has been published three times a year since then. A small high quality print run satisfies those art lovers who must have their art publications on paper and every issue is available free online. Subscriptions and single copies are available and may be ordered on this website. Your contributions and suggestions are always welcome.