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about RealTime

RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to national and international contemporary arts. Our focus is on experimentation in performance—live art, contemporary performance, adventurous theatre, dance, music, sound—photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts.

Founded in 1994 by Managing Editors Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch, for 21 years RealTime was a highly successful bi-monthly print magazine, distributed across Australia and available online since 1996 and with E-ditions commencing in 2009. Since 2016, RealTime has appeared exclusively online.

RealTime’s E-ditions and website offer a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary art with an international perspective, featuring weekly-updated reviews, previews, interviews, opinion pieces, festival reports and video and sound content.

RealTime’s extensive archive documents a remarkable period of innovation and experimentation in Australian art from the magazine’s founding in 1994 to the present. Visit our Archive to find articles and our featured dance and media art archives.

Our commitment is to quality writing about innovation and experimentation in the arts. RealTime writers comprise practising artists, art workers, arts specialists and journalists. Through workshops and mentoring, we regularly bring new writers to our pages.



Managing Editors
Keith Gallasch [email protected]
Virginia Baxter [email protected]
ph 61 2 9283 2723

Online Producer
Lucy Parakhina [email protected]

Advertising Sales
Katerina Sakkas ph 0406 352 681, [email protected]
Virginia Baxter ph +61 2 9332 4549, [email protected]

RealTime Office
For article submissions, press releases subscriptions and general enquiries.
See also editorial submission information.

PO Box A2246
Sydney South NSW 1235
Tel 61 2 9283 2723
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Opinions published in RealTime are not necessarily those of the Editorial Team or the Publisher. Copyright arrangements for images appearing in advertisements are solely the responsibility of the advertiser.

Articles and images can only be reproduced from print and online editions of RealTime with the express permission in writing of the writer and the publisher. Please direct requests to the Managing Editors.

Every effort is made to ensure that information that appears on the RealTime website about third party sites [eg in our Portal and Features pages] is correct at the time of publication. Open City Inc, the publisher of RealTime, will, from time to time update information about and reviews of these sites. Open City will consider reasonable requests from site proprietors to update information about their sites, although this cannot be guaranteed. Readers are encouraged to access the links provided to third party sites to ensure that any information is current.

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