Currents is now accepting submissions for Issue Three, 2022.

Currents aims to publish engaging, experimental and rigorous research by emerging scholars from the disciplines of visual art, film, production, architecture, design, dance and theatre along with art, architecture, theatre and music history papers. Currents will accept submissions by graduate and postgraduate students undertaking arts related research in line with the fields outlined above. We will accept submissions in the following form: practice-led research papers, interdisciplinary research papers, historical research and contemporary theory papers alongside publication appropriate creative works. Currents also publishes reviews and interviews.

Submitting to Currents

Currents follows a rolling publishing format with each issue comprised of contributions published throughout the calendar year. We maintain a flexible approach to publishing papers to accomodate the various review requirements, revisions, discussion and mentoring that can arise from postgraduate and creative research.

Submissions are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted to editors Jeremy Eaton or Kelly Fliedner in line with submission requirements outlined below.

What We Accept


Articles submitted to Currents should contain elements of original research. Preference will be given to articles 3000—5000 words in length.

Creative Works

Creative works including video, documentation, audio and publication-specific creative pieces accompanied by an supporting paper up to 1000 words will be accepted for review and publication with Currents.


The Editorial Committee invites suitably qualified graduate and post-graduate candidates to review recent books, exhibitions, films, performances or printed music for Currents. Unsolicited reviews may also be considered for publication. Reviews are normally 1000-1500 words in length.


In addition to the above, Currents also invites interviews and dialogues between multiple authors. These should include an introduction of 200-400 words and be a maximum of 3500 words. Potential contributors are asked to contact the Currents editorial staff before submitting an interview.

Submission Requirements

We ask that each contributor follows Currents style guidelines which can be found below. All written submissions should be forwarded to editors Jeremy Eaton or Kelly Fliedner as a word document for consideration and include: a title, keywords, abstract and author biography. If you plan to submit a creative work for consideration please contact us to discuss the most appropriate format.

Currents Style Guidelines ︎

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