Currents is an interdisciplinary arts and practice-led-research journal dedicated to the flow of ideas occurring between the disciplines of visual art, film, production, architecture, design, dance and theatre; along with art, architecture, theatre and music history.

Collaboratively published between the Centre of Visual Arts (CoVA) University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia, Currents charts the social, creative and historical dialogues generated by early career researchers across these discrete yet interrelated disciplinary fields.

Open Access and Peer Review

Currents is an open access, peer reviewed journal with all submissions falling under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0). This means that all published material can be shared and adapted with appropriate attribution as long as it is not for commercial purposes.

The peer review process for each paper is facilitated by the editorial committee and editorial coordinators and includes a blind peer-review process by academics considered professionals in the field under discussion. The reviewers will assess the papers in accordance with select criteria pertaining to contribution to the field, clarity and structure of argument and the authors’ engagement with appropriate literature. All feedback and recommendations by reviewers will be anonymous until final recommendations have been made. At that point referees can choose to reveal themselves to authors.

Editorial —


Jeremy Eaton
Kelly Fliedner

Editorial Committee

Paul Boyé
Elyssia Bugg
Emily Collett
Jeremy Eaton
Kelly Fliedner
Chloe Ho
Donna Lyon
Hannah Spracklan-Holl
Diane Stubbings

Advisory Board

Dr Clarissa Ball
Dr Darren Jorgensen
Dr Tessa Laird
Prof Su Baker
Dr Danny Butt
Ms Vikki McInnes
Dr Yoni Prior


For further information please email Jeremy Eaton or Kelly Fliedner.

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