The aeaf has substantial holdings of slides, vhs video, publications, publicity related to events at the aeaf, and small press publications, produced in-house by the aeaf and others.
digital archiveThe Foundation has been online as eaf.asn.au from 1997 - 2009. Pre-notice and often documentation of exhibitions and events including talks, symposiums, workshops and publications provide an invaluable record of not only the events but also the changing styles, roles and usages of the internet in a visual art org context.
The aeaf has a small collection of rare artist's books, many by fluxus artists from australia, and the US. The collection was originally donated by inaugural director Noel Sheridan. The collection is not currently available to the public but interested researchers with a specific focus are welcome to contact the aeaf to discuss access. The highly prized collection is in need of a sponsor to allow wider access to this important resource.
digital archive residency
aeaf documents digital archive residency is a new initiative that invites proposals from interested artists & researchers who wish to work with the aeaf's archives toward the production of work and distribution of ideas from and to the archive. Adelaide-based filmmaker & writer Jess Wallace was the first aeafdocuments artist-in-residence. She has directed and produced a series of short videos for the web documenting artists' practices.
name change: from eaf to aeaf
At a General Meeting held at the Foundation on 1 October 2009 eligible members voted unanimously to change the name from Experimental Art Foundation to Australian Experimental Art Foundation. Others were not so convinced. Read the rationale below, and letters written after the name change by Donald Brook and others.
eaf online 1995-July 2009 archived at Pandora, National Library Australia