Currents is an interdisciplinary arts and practice-led-research journal for early career researchers.



Naarm/Melbourne and Boorloo/Perth are cities by the ocean, port cities whose residents share a nationality, but whose geographies are distant. We are connected by land just as we are connected by ocean; from Doogalup/Cape Leeuwin to Mendi-Moke/Flinders through southern waters that route and re-route our pathways of possibility, which suggests we might come to rest in places known and unknown...


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Currents  is a collaboration between the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) at the University of Melbourne and the School of Design, University of Western Australia, and is funded through the Schenberg International Arts Collaboration Program. The Advisory Board and Editorial Committee are comprised of staff and graduate students from across the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.
Currents acknowledges the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which this journal is produced—the Boonwurung and Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation and Whadjuk people. We pay our respects to land, ancestors and Elders, and know that education involves working with their guidance to improve the lives of all.

ISSN 2652-8207