Natural Selection Archive

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Natural Selection was an online publication presented as a downloadable PDF that contained writing and page works relating to Australasian art. The intention of the editors, Gwynneth Porter and Dan Arps, was to produce a vehicle for the arts community providing a ‘free-press, non-financial approach to criticism’ (Editorial, Issue 1). It ran from 2004 to 2010 and there are seven issues. Besides editors Porter and Arps and designer/ webmaster, Warren Olds, issues were guest edited by James Lynch and David Hatcher and for some issues edited by a team of artists and art writers. The archive, covering the years 2004 to 2010, consists of printed out issues of Natural Selection, 'coloured-in' and commissioned covers, exhibition documentation and presentations, as well as promotional items and collateral from Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007.

Gwynneth Porter, Dan Arps, Warren Olds
Natural Selection Archive
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E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Gwynneth Porter, Dan Arps and Warren Olds, 2013
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