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For the first time since our establishment in 2004, un Projects is seeking your support to ensure the ongoing development of our organisation and the many artists + writers we work with. As mainstream Australian media offers less and less coverage of visual art – particularly the independent sector – the role of un Projects in fostering critical dialogue and encouraging excellence and innovation around contemporary visual arts, is increasingly important.

Your donation will enable us to continue to lead discourse, publish regular reviews + dispatches, foreground Indigenous voices, editors and art, and to foster the next generation of innovative, engaged and unafraid arts writers, practitioners and editors.

We are fortunate enough to be supported in this campaign by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1. Any money you donate they’ll match dollar for dollar up to $12,000 (and all donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible). An amazing opportunity!

Supporting us at all levels makes a difference. To give you an idea of the value of your donation:

$100+ unBelievable
Show us just how much you love un Projects!

$500+ unPrecedented
Supports the career development of an emerging arts writer, including professional mentoring and paid publication in un Magazine

$1,200+ unConditional
Allow us to commission three months worth of innovative, engaged and quality content for you - our reader and audience

$200+ unDisputed
Pay an arts writer to publish a review of an independent ARI or gallery on un Extended

$3,000+ unSurpassed
Sponsor a Writer in Residence to produce a major body of new work engaging critically and creatively with contemporary visual art

$50+ unStoppable
Show us that you love un Projects!


If you are interested in making a significant donation or discussing your support, please contact Sarah Gory, un General Manager, on sarahgory@unprojects.org.au or on 0401 210 641

As usual, un Magazine and un Extended is free and accessible, but ALL contributors are paid. Your donation will be used to pay the artists, writers, editors, designers and mentors we work with. In particular, in 2018 donations will go towards supporting the careers and practice of Aboriginal editors, writers and artists. We believe that great critical discourse around Australian contemporary art needs to have Aboriginal practitioners at its centre.

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Introducing the STUDIO series

Helen Maudsley - STUDIO interview preview from un Projects on Vimeo.




un Projects is pleased to partner with Tamsen Hopkinson to present STUDIO, an artist video-interview series.

Speaking with artists about their process and practice, STUDIO aims to be reflective and responsive to current conversations within contemporary art and more broadly. With a focus on Australian artists STUDIO makes accessible conversations that happen in the studio; creating an archive that links generations, highlights crossovers and examines different disciplines.

For the first in the series, we speak to Helen Maudsley, a Melbourne painter who often refers to her paintings as visual essays. Maudsley’s personal visual language examines ideas of analogy, association and ambiguity, based on her reflections on the world around us. In this interview, Maudsley discusses colour and composition as well as her experience of making art and how she feels her practice has changed over time.

Click through for the full video.

STUDIO is created by Tamsen Hopkinson, a New Zealand artist based in Narrm, Melbourne, and published by un Projects as part of un Extended.

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