Paul Andrew is a queer artist researcher and curator with experience in using remix techniques for making archival art initiatives in diverse varied and variable cultural forms. He has been practicing and exhibiting professionally since 1984. Paul has actively participated in artist-run culture throughout the 1980 to Now period including: Artworker’s Union Queensland, Queensland Artworker’s Alliance (QAA), F. Art (Art Zine), That Contemporary Art Space, That Annexe, Axis Art Projects AU/USA (Art eXtremists International Syndicate), 2B: The Garage USA, [Bureau] Artspace, Breathing Concrete, Bitumen River Gallery, TAG (Tropical Artists Guild), First Draft, Sydney Super 8 Filmmakers, Sydney Intermedia Network (SIN), Queer TV, Metro Screen, DLux Media Arts, Epicormia Collective (Artist Zine), The Soylent Spot ARI, Next Door ARI, Tripla ARI/IT

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Paul William ANDREW (Artist Researcher/ Interdisciplinary) Born 1964 Brisbane Meeanjin, Lives and works with arts and diffability in the inner regional area: Canaipa Russell Island on Quandamooka country.


2017-2022 | Doctorate of Creative Industries, School of Creative Practice, QUT, Brisbane/AU [current]

2007-2010 | Master of Arts, Creative Writing, RMIT, Melbourne/AU

1985-1988 | Bachelor of Arts, Art History, University of Queensland, Brisbane/AU



2022 | EXTRA Zine Issue # 4 Launch (Virtual)  NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair 2022, Melbourne/AU

2021 | EXTRA Zine Issue # 2 BACKYARD: ZINE FAIR, Next Door ARI, Brisbane/AU

2021 | EXTRA Zine Issue # 1 Launch (Virtual)  NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021, Melbourne/AU

2018 – 2020 | Studio Artist (Queer Digital Art + Ecology) Whistling Kite Bird Hide Artist Studio, Canaipa Russell Island/ AU

2011 – 2021 | ‘ARI Remix Living Archives & Social Memory Project, A Queensland Remix 1970 to NOW’ – Stages One and Two 2015 -2019 Funded by Arts Queensland & Australia Council and Stage Three 2021-2021 current. Funded by Arts Queensland ], Brisbane / AU –, and

2014 – 2017 | Artist Researcher, Curator, Project Co-ordinator, Epicormia Collective | ‘The Re-authoring Impulse’, NRCG, Northern Rivers, Ballina /AU |  Arts & Disability, Funded by Create NSW and Accessible Arts, NSW



2021 |  Virtual Attendee AAANZ Conference Impact, University of Sydney,  8-10 December 2021

2021 |  19th CIRN Conference “Communities, Technology and This Moment”
8-12 November 2021 • Virtual Conference

2021 |  Virtual Attendee ‘Archives Amplified’, Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) National Conference, Brisbane/AU

2017 |  Attendee, ‘Art as Archive, Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive’, Monash Centre CIRN and Informatics Conference 2017 | Monash University, Prato / IT –  Funded in part by the Australia Council

2016 | Attendee, ‘THE WORK OF ART 2016’, AAANZ Conference, Canberra/AU


2017 | ‘Risky Business: Performing the ARI Remix Living Archives’, ‘Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive’, Prato Conference 2017, 25-27 October, Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy

2001 | ‘The Elders Project| Queer Elders, Long Lives, Well-Lived’, Funded by the ALSO Foundation and the City of Port Phillip and presented at the 2001 Australian Homosexual Histories Conference [ALGA], University of Melbourne, Melbourne/AU

1998 |‘The Man in the Irony Mask’ (Video Art/ Documentary), Funded by FTO NSW and Metro Screen, A Portrait of HIV AIDS activist and performance artist Brenton Heath-Kerr/ Sydney/AU

1995 | ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in Age of AIDS’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 12 November 1994 – 5 March 1995/ Canberra/AU


NAVA, Arts Law Centre of Australia, Oral History Association of Australia (Qld), Oral History Association (NSW), Australian Society of Archivists, AAANZ Conference.


Since 1976 Paul has been actively engaged in social justice, cultural justice, community service, activism and volunteerism including the RSPCA, The Australian Conservation Fund, Home Care (Qld), Veterans Affairs (Qld), Rainforest Remediation (Qld and NSW), Qld ARIS, Qld Artworker’s Alliance, Qld AIDS Council, 4ZZZ Public Radio, Queer TV (NSW UHF Channel 31), LGTB Mardi Gras (NSW), AIDS Council of NSW, Red Cross, 40 Hour Famine, Melbourne Pride March, The ALSO Foundation, Yooralla (Vic), Triple “0” (Vic), Deaf Children Australia (Vic), Regional Land Care (NSW, Vic, Qld), Melbourne IVF (Vic), Dlux Media Arts (NSW), Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Vic), The Corner Dance Lab (NSW), Remembering and Healing: Peace and Non-Violence, Lismore (NSW), SMBI Bay Islands Conservation Inc. (Qld)

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Anderson, P. (2015). Marginal notes: Towards a history of an artist-run scene Brisbane, the 1980s. Eyeline, 82, 59-65.

Anderson, P. (2016). Ephemeral Traces: Brisbane’s artist-‐run scene in the 1980s. Brisbane: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

Helmrich, M. (1988). That’s that, but is that all?: That contemporary art space 1985-1988. Eyeline, 5, 16-21.

Jackson, B. (2017). Brisbane’s artist-run scene in the 1980s. Eyeline, 86, 74.

Resurgence, D. I. Y. (2018). Cassette cultures in Berlin. DIY Cultures and Underground Music Scenes.

Rollman, L. (2018). Curating the city: Unpacking contemporary art production and spatial politics in Brisbane (Doctoral dissertation, Queensland University of Technology).

Sabiescu, A. G. (2017). Archives As Sites Of (Communal) Experience, Sociality, And Liveness. In 14th CIRN (Community Informatics Research Network) Prato Conference 2017, 25-27 October 2017@ Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy Special Stream: Art as Archive: Archive as Art & The Imagined Archive (p. 141).

Willsteed, J., Andrew, P., Doherty, B., & Richens, J. (2016). Where the action isn’t, that’s where it is.

Willsteed, J. (2018). ‘Here Today’: The role of ephemera in clarifying underground culture. In DIY cultures and underground music scenes (pp. 160-170). Routledge.

Younger, J., & Andrew, P. (1989). AXIS: On Chaos and madness in the east village. Eyeline, 9, 6-8.


Paul Andrew has art work held in diverse public and private art collections including: University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane / AU, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne / AU, Griffith Art Museum, Brisbane / AU, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra / AU.