For Sebastian Smee, it was an addiction to good sentences that kept the University of Sydney graduate at his desk writing at a time when there were no readers in sight. That passion eventually paid off. Smee is now a Pulitzer Prize winning arts critic, a sought-after writer, reviewer and public speaker. Curious to find out more about Smee’s beginnings in the industry, his thoughts on what constitutes good art criticism, and his views on the current state of arts journalism, we caught up with him in the lead up to his coming University of Sydney talk and seminar.
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art (ANZJA) is now calling for papers for its next open issue, Issue 1, 2018. Submissions are open until 30 July 2017.
The latest issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, edited by our Departmental colleague Stephen Whiteman and featuring selected essays from the symposium ‘Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand: Past, Present, Future’ is now available online.