Dispatch Review aims to pin down ideas and stir up conversations about art. We publish precise, concise art criticism, opinion pieces, interviews and audio. Dispatches are dispensed spontaneously and intended to be read in one sitting.

Dispatch Review is published on the lands of the Whadjuk people in Boorloo (Perth), WA. Dispatch Review respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk people as the traditional owners and custodians of the lands upon which we live, work and enjoy. We recognise the First Peoples’ continuous connection to culture, community and boodja (country) and pay our respects to their boordier (elders) past and present. Dispatch Review respects and appreciates the kaartdijin (knowledge) and creation practices that have survived in this place over 60,000 years through oral, visual and written means.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

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Sam Beard lives on Whadjuk country and spends his time writing about art. He has worked for various galleries and art organisations, and is the co-founder of Dispatch Review. He enjoys listening to Michael Hurley records.

Max Vickery is a bookseller and Marxist based in Whadjuk country. His interests include activism, sociology, history, folklore, and comparative musicology.

Aimee Dodds is a Perth based arts writer, published in Art Almanac and Artist Profile Magazine, and is co-founder of Dispatch Review. She has first class joint honours in the History of Art and English and Cultural Studies. Dodds has worked with Sculpture at Bathers, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and FLUX Gallery.


Darren Jorgensen lectures in art history at the the University of Western Australia. His most recent book is The Dead C’s Clyma Est Mort.

Maraya Takoniatis studies and conducts research in Philosophy, Fine Arts, and History of Art at the University of Western Australia.

Jacinta Posik studies Fine Arts and History of Art at the University of Western Australia.

Samuel Beilby is a contemporary artist and researcher. He currently teaches Fine Art at the University of Western Australia
Jess van Heerden studies History of Art, Fine Art and Curatorial Studies at the University of Western Australia.

Kieron Broadhurst is an artist based in Perth, WA. Through a variety of media he investigates the speculative potential of fiction within contemporary art practice.

Francis Russell has published in Cultural Studies Review, Deleuze Studies, Space and Culture and Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy. His criticism has appeared in numerous art publications.

Stirling Kain is an arts administrator with a BA in History of Art and History. She works with various arts organisations in WA.


Mia Davis is an arts worker and design student based in Boorloo/Perth. Davis is powered by a love of connecting audiences to art and ideas, with inclusive design being key to her practice.