The Managing Editors of experimental arts magazine RealTime have announced that the magazine will cease regular publishing in 2018, focusing instead on completing its online archive and publicly celebrating its legacy of 25 years covering innovative Australian art.

“It’s been an extremely difficult and a very sad decision to make to draw the magazine to a close — to cease weekly publishing this year,” wrote Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch. “In 2018, the magazine’s 25th year, we will complete the archiving of the deeply personal, totally consuming project that the magazine has been for us,” they said. “It’ll be a year of reflection and celebration for RealTime‘s many contributors, readers and supporters and, we hope, provide an enduring legacy — a unique record of a period in which the arts have radically transformed.”

RealTime, Arts, Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter From the archive: RealTimestaff 2004, Managing Editor Keith Gallasch, OnScreen Editor Dan Edwards, Associate Editor Gail Priest, Managing Editor Virginia Baxter. Photo © Heidrun Löhr

Founded in 1994, RealTime, which focused on experimentation in performance-live art, contemporary performance, adventurous theatre, dance, music, sound-photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts, was distributed across Australia for for...