Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) issue 9 out now

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Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) issue 9 out now

The online, peer-reviewed journal for the publication and discussion of artistic research.

JAR is open-access, free to read and to contribute.


New issue with contributions by:

Nicole De Brabandere (CH), Markéta Dolejšová (CZ), David Prescott-Steed (AU), Karen Savage (GB) and Mick Douglas (AU), Beth Weinstein (US) & James Oliver (AU).

Artistic research in the fields of visual art, food activism, urban exploration, rich-media performance and film and video. Keywords include: affect, walking art, citizen science, drawing, land art, embodiment, nutrition and exhaustion.

Browse the issue here.

“JAR has been increasingly successful in engaging the most diverse communities of researchers, who – despite our status as an academic publication – are often activists at the fringes of or outside academia. Our communications with these researchers reveal that, while definitions of ‘research’ remain concerns, the adjective ‘artistic’ in our title perhaps introduces more unnecessary complications than we may initially have anticipated.

… ‘Artistic’ understood through this lens directs attention away from the results of singular human activity and its outcomes towards quasi-autonomous creative and epistemic processes.”

Read the full editorial.

JAR publishes research in a manner that respects artists’ modes of presentation and incorporates web-enabled possibilities for a mix of media, collaboration, debate and discussion. The journal promotes experimental approaches to both writing and reading research, while carefully fulfilling the expectations of a peer-reviewed academic journal. We welcome submissions from across and between disciplines, from artists worldwide, with or without academic affiliation.

The forthcoming deadline for submissions is 29 February 2016. Click here for more information on the submission process. Send your correspondence to Barnaby Drabble, Managing Editor, Journal for Artistic Research (JAR),

JAR works with an international editorial board and a large panel of peer-reviewers.

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Schwab
Editorial Board: Annette Arlander, Sher Doruff, Barnaby Drabble, Mika Elo, Julian Klein and Isidro López-Aparicio


JAR is published by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR), an independent, non-profit association. You can support JAR by becoming an individual or institutional member of SAR. More information can be found on our new website. For updates on our activities, join our mailing list.