Marco Fusinato
Double Infinitive 4, 2009
White UV halftone ink on black aluminium 250 x 500 cm
Courtesy IMA The Color of the Sky Has Melted 11 August – 6 October 2012

Panoptic Press is an online, converged, multi-media platform facilitating quality information and critique of contemporary visual art. We also encourage intermittent commentary on Australian government Art’s policy.

Panoptic aims to foster an informed, progressive and culturally relevant discourse on art and theoretical artistic concepts. We have begun the process of amassing content that provides comprehensive background information on artists and various contemporary exhibitions and events.

We will be releasing the iOS and Android, Panoptic Application by late 2015. The Application will be representative of our converged media policy showcasing multi media artworks, artist talks, artist interviews, articles, artist’s galleries and visual critique presented within a unique interactive environment.

Whilst we will endeavor to encourage a dialogue via this website, the website will eventually be fed via the Application and will remain text and image based. By providing free access to this information Panoptic is also providing a launch pad for thoughtful, accessible and constructive responses from you, thereby allowing a broad community voice to be heard, encouraging the promotion and fostering of skills and the broadening of industry knowledge.

Artists, art writers, curators, art workers and critics at varying stages of their career are encouraged to apply with a 150 word proposal, which can include artist interviews, talks, reviews and reflections that may sit outside traditional critique. We are also encouraging of filmed interviews, multi-media art and short art bytes for the Application. However we require these submissions to respond to a current exhibiting artist and or upcoming group exhibition, to be clear in perspective and argument, and to be relevant to current visual arts discourse. Conceptual articles likewise must follow the aforementioned coherent guidelines for submission. You can submit abstracts here.

Panoptic can and will work with emerging writers whose proposals are accepted in an editorial capacity in realising a resolved published article. We are working towards accepting accredited interns and whilst a contribution in the form of monetary reimbursement at this time is not possible our aim is to partner and achieve this end in the foreseeable future. However all contributors will be afforded copyright status and ongoing recognition in the form of hyperlinks to various works umbrellaed by the sector.