Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Very exciting

I just came across something that has made me genuinely excited about the internet.
Check this: Issuu 
A site where you can upload documents and magazines, that when you open them, flip open like a book, its really nicely presented and free to use. Perhaps when we finish the print version of Signal Periodical Volume one, we will upload a digital version too. The neat thing that I also discovered about it is you can post it on different sites and embed it in a blog.

Here are a couple of examples on the site:

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Photomontage as part of works exploring the worlds of dreaming and being awake by Tess Lawrence


Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember my computer is sleeping

Somewhere in the back of my mind I believe I will wake up tomorrow

Somewhere in the back of my mind I see that I am both he and she

Somewhere in the back of my mind peace awaits the overcast eyes

Somewhere in the back of my mind is a space that cheers for me

Somewhere in the back of my mind exists a place that knows no hunger

Anger thirst or failure

A place

Where no voices speak

Only sounds

Which make dreams

hum beautiful songs

Somewhere in the back of my mind I do not expect it to all make sense

by Marsha Leonchikova

The next stage

Thankyou to everyone for getting in your submissions for the periodical! There is an editing and layout session this monday 25th of february at Artplay from 5-7pm for anyone that is interested and the next lot of scheduled workshops are next weekend 1st and 2nd of March, 3-6pm, where we will launch headlong into the production side of things.

Also a few people have made audio submissions so we will be including a CD to be tucked inside the covers, if you are interested in adding some of your music, spoken word or noise bites, the cut off date is the 12th of March.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Open for contributions

The gates are now open for contributions from artists and writers under 20 to add to the insides of the first issue of the Signal Periodical.

The page format for the book is A6 (148.5mm x 105mm) and the theme is DREAMS AND MYSTERIES.

Submissions must be received by Friday 22nd February
and can be sent digitally to 

or by post to: Artplay, City of Melbourne, PO Box 1603, Melbourne 3001

It has begun

The first round of workshops ran last weekend and the one before. Participants engaged in ideas, inspiration, writing exercises, and discussion. We laid the plans and opened up the chanels for creating the first issue of the Signal Periodical. 

Sunday, February 3, 2008

"Reminding one another of the dream that each of us aspires to may be enough for us to set each other free." 
      - Antoine De Saint-Exupery