Austria Australia Arts

Connecting Australian and Austrian experimental artists

Recent Artists-in-Residence

These Australian artists recently worked in Vienna on projects supported by Austria Australia Arts.

Laura McLean curated two exhibitions in Vienna that examined the blurring of boundaries between the human, technological, and the planetary.



Laura McLean

Curator & Writer

Jai McKenzie exhibited ‘Never Forever’ in Vienna. The work examined the improbability of permanence in an inherently impermanent world.



Jai McKenzie


Josh Harle investigated hacking and reappropriation of mapping and navigation technologies while in Vienna to disrupt established ways of “making sense of the world”.



Josh Harle

Artist & Researcher

The first AAAA artist-in-residence at @Q21_vienna and inaugural Research Fellow in Arts & Technology @joshharle arrives in Vienna today. AustriaAustraliaArts

Participating Partners

Austria Australia Arts Alliance presents its program in cooperation with these partners.

MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Vienna  provides studio accommodation for participating Austria Australia Arts Alliance artists.

Artistic Bokeh

Artistic Bokeh is a Viennese initiative that is the artistic, curatorial and research partner of the Austria Australia Arts Alliance.

Runway Australian Experimental Art

Runway Australian Experimental Art is the artistic publishing partner of the Austria Australia Arts Alliance.

July 1, 2013

Artist-in-Residence: Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman is invited by Matthias Tarasiewicz to be the first Australian artist in the Artistic Bokeh residency program at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.
November 1, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Jai McKenzie

Jai McKenzie is invited by Andrew Newman through the Austria Australia Arts Alliance to prepare an exhibition for Artistic Bokeh in the MuseumsQuartier Vienna.
November 20, 2014

Exhibition: Never Forever

Jai McKenzie opens her exhibition ‘Never Forever’ at MuseumsQuartier Vienna with an exhibition catalogue featuring an essay by Australian curator and writer Lauren Reid.
November 21, 2014

Launch: Runway #26 - Knowledge

The 26th issue of Runway Australian Experimental Art, edited by Andrew Newman, launches concurrently in Vienna and Sydney as part of Vienna Art Week. The Vienna launch features presentations and performances by Australian artists Jai McKenzie and Josh Harle.
February 7, 2015

Exhibition: Tactical Space Lab

Australian artist and researcher Josh Harle exhibits his experimental cartography project through a WiFi-enabled “mobile research platform” that is installed at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.
May 1, 2015

Artist-in-Residence: Laura McLean

Australian curator and writer Laura McLean begins her residency at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna to prepare an exhibition program exploring the role of technology and the ethics in representing posthumanity in the Anthropocene.

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