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Higher Arc is Mieke Chew, Will Heyward, Luke Brown, Jordan Dolheguy, Sam Rutter, Celia Brightwell and Elizabeth Bryer. Higher Arc is our baby and we want to raise it right! Bringing up a print magazine is expensive, so we’re asking you to please help us send issue #4 of the magazine to print. Seeing as I’ve taken this parenting analogy as far as it can go I asked a friendly Dad what he needed to know before he would support us:

Why did you start Higher Arc?

We started Higher Arc because we couldn't find the magazine we wanted to read. One that looked at art and literature side-by-side, and one that published experimental, unexpected pieces without worrying about genre. Higher Arc looks to publish the most exciting visual art and writing that we can find, it doesn't matter where it's from or who it's by. It's all about content that excites us.



Who creates Higher Arc?

Higher Arc is run by a small group of editors and designers. We are very, very close. We do it for love, not money. It's something we are all very proud of and we happily sit up late into the night after we've all finished our day jobs. We create Higher Arc in my dining room, we edit it together at my big, cracked glass table. The design happens in each other's bedrooms, where we squint for hours at InDesign clutching cups of tea or wine and listening to music.

Who will you publish in Issue #4?

Louise Hearman, Tom Lee, Michael Farrell, Georgia Hutchinson and Arini Byng, Evelyn Juers, Heinrich Mann, Dasa Drndic, Bram Presser, Wayne Macauley, Julian Murphy, Jacqueline Rose, Robert Frantzeskos, David McCooey, Penny Hueston, Blake Butler, Robert Lax, Margaux Williamson, Kim Brockett, Brent Harris, Chad Wys, David Reisman, Yurri Herrera and Yannick Hannel.

Why do you deserve donations?

Our readership is growing. We are hitting our stride. But we need a push so that we can cover all our printing costs. Higher Arc is bought all over the world and it's made in a dining room in Melbourne. It's incredibly exciting. We have figured out who we are and now we know what's possible. We have so many ideas and plans. They get more ambitious with each issue. We want to do something unforgettable but we need a little help.

Where do you see the future of the magazine?

The future of the magazine could be anything. But, what we will keep doing it is publishing work not just for the sake of it but because we really want to share it. We have a new website, we are publishing more issues, more often, and we are holding bigger and longer exhibitions.



Some Of My Previous Work

Issue #3 featured work by Ry David Bradley, Danuta Borchardt, Georgina Cue, Tim Curtain, John Nixon, The Donkey’s Tail, Andrew Hazewinkel, Gerard Elson, Giles Fielke, Julia Francis, Witold Gombrowicz, Christopher LG Hill, David Homewood, Ronnie van Hout, Lily Keil, Tara Langford, Emma Lew, Lex Middleton, Ilya Milstein, Oliver Mol, Lizzy Newman, Nicolas Provost, Stuart Ringholt, Chris Russell, Samuel Rutter, Daniel Sada, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Damion Searls, David Shields, Christos Tsiolkas, Russell Walsh, Eliot Weinberger, Christa Wolf and Constanze Zikos.


Issue #3 Cover by Elizabeth Newman


Visual Art contribution by Georgina Cue


New translation from Spanish of Daniel Sada by Higher Arc editor Samuel Rutter


Visual art from Contanze Zikos curated by David Homewood


Writing from Christos Tsiolkas as part of the Para on Porn project

The following photos were taken at the launch of issue #3 at the Murray White Room gallery in Melbourne's CBD in 2013. The launch coincided with the opening of Variety Exhibition, a show of contributing artists curated by guest art editor David Homewood.









Issue #2 Contributors: Rastko Antic, Matthew Benjamin, Susan Bernofsky, Jeremy Chambers, Tony Clark, Trevelyan Clay, Pat Foster, Leanne Hermosilla, Anna Heyward, Will Heyward, Klara Meg Fletcher, Yahna Fookes, Lonely House, Thomas Jeppe, Gian Manik, Rob McLeish, Gerald Murnane, David McDiarmid, Virginia Overell, Caleb Shea, Andrew Liversidge, Sheenalee Sexton, Robert Walser and Maria Takolander.



Issue #1 Contributors: Miles Allinson, Nicholas Ashby, Lindsay August-Salazar, Thomas Baldischwyler, Chris Barton, Martin Bell, BLESS, Robin Boyd,Manuel Buerger, Mieke Chew, Tom Ellard, Felix Feneon, ffiXXed, Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Matthew Griffin, Jessica Van Hecke, Will Heyward, Anna Heyward, Tim Hillier, HIMAA, Misha Hollenbach, Thomas Jeppe, John Kleckner, Andrew Liversidge, Gian Manik, Alasdair McLuckie, Andrew Murray, Bill Peit, Dr. Sander Pieterson, Tin & Ed, TONK and Akiko Watanabe.


How The Funds Will Be Used

It will go directly towards the printing cost of the magazine, which is excessive. We invest in high production values because we care about the printed object and know that our readers and writers do, too. With this help we can make Higher Arc a sustainable project and start using our profits for future issues, rather than paying for an issue with its sales.

The Challenges

The main challenge for us is funding. Because we publish writers and artists from all over the world, and from both visual art and literature, we aren't suitable for many Australian grants. But with our readership growing, and the amount of copies we print increasing each issue, we are becoming financially sustainable. Now in our third issue we are confident on an operational level and as editors. The success of our launches is a testament to the fact that we have the support needed to endure. This is the push we need to be able to use our profits from sales and advertising on future issues, rather than spending that income on printing the current one!
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A$20 +ISSUE Higher Arc Issue #3 with cover by Elizabeth Newman. Featuring writing by Eliot Weinberger, Jeffrey Yang, Sarah Holland-Batt, Christos Tsiolkas, Gerard Elson, and Giles Fielke. Interviews with David Shields and Nicholas Provost. A section curated by David Homewood. And a graphic novel adaptation of Cosmos by Christopher Russell.
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A$35 +NEW ISSUE Higher Arc Issue #4 hot off the press. Featuring Louise Hearman, Tom Lee, Michael Farrell, Georgia Hutchinson and Arini Byng, Evelyn Juers, Heinrich Mann, Dasa Drindic, Bram Presser, Wayne Macauley, Julian Murphy, Jacqueline Rose, Robert Frantzeskos, David McCooey, Penny Hueston, Blake Butler, Robert Lax, Margaux Williamson, Kim Brockett, Brent Harris, Chad Wys, David Reisman, Yurri Herrera, and Yannick Hannel. Your name printed inside the new issue of Higher Arc.
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A$50 +PACK Holidays sorted. Difficult reading and easy listening. This is the total package. Comes with: 1 copy of Higher Arc issue #4 hot off the press Your name printed in the thank you section of issue #4 I copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc 1 limited edition celebration mix CD from Les Level 1 Higher Arc tote (to carry all of this in!)
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A$60 +COFFEE TABLE Gather & Fold Book featuring creative practitioners of all disciplines, each contributor the choice of the one before. Featuring artists including Masato Takasaka, Madaline Kidd, Matt Hinkley, Liv Barrett, Alex Kidd, Dom Hofstede and more. Comes with: 1 copy of Higher Arc issue #4 hot off the press Your name printed in the thank you section of issue #4 I copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc
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A$80 +LIBRARY 1 copy of the new released Text Classic, A Lifetime on Clouds, by Gerald Murnane. ‘A Lifetime on Clouds delighted me: I was particularly admiring of the author’s unfailing ability to say just enough and no more.’ Les Murray, Sydney Morning Herald Comes with: 1 Higher Arc tote bag 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc I copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue #4 of the magazine
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A$100 +All GoneCLUB Face Tee from new Melbourne label Per-Tim with print designed by Higher Arc's Jordan Dolheguy (RRP $95). Unisex relaxed tee with slight dropped shoulder and front placement screen-print. Choose between black or white and your size of course. 100% organic cotton. Made in Melbourne. Comes with: 1 Higher Arc tote 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc I copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue #4 of the magazine
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A$150 +All GoneBEDROOM A set of two luxury pillowcases from new sleepwear and bedding label Per-Tim. One side is 100% digitally printed cotton sateen in Restoration print designed by Higher Arc's Jordan Dolheguy the other is 100% white cotton sateen. Packaged in a corresponding digitally printed mini bag. Comes with: 1 Higher Arc tote 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc I copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue #4 of the magazine
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A$200 +GALLERY Myriorama a major new monograph recording 28 years of Tony Clark’s Sections from Clark’s Myriorama paintings. The deluxe cloth-bound edition includes 100 colour plates and texts by Geoff Cox, Robyn McKenzie, Jarrod Rawlins, David Tibet and Murray White. (RRP $135) Comes with: 1 Higher Arc tote 1 copy of Issue #2 of Higher Arc (featuring Tony Clark) 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc 1 copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue #4 of the magazine
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A$400 +MUSIC Dinner with Client Liaison's Monty and Harvey. Who could resist? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir8qieJJw4Y Comes with: Dinner at FOG one of the locations for Client Liaison's music video Feelings. 1 Higher Arc tote bag 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc I copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue #4 of the magazine
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A$600 +ADVERTISE 1 page advertisement in Higher Arc designed in collaboration with our art directors Luke Brown and Jordan Dolheguy. Comes with: 2 Higher Arc totes 2 copies of Issue #3 of Higher Arc 6 copies of Issue #4 of Higher Arc featuring your advertisement
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A$700 +All GoneUNTITLED Untitled paintings by Melbourne artist Gian Manik. Two in set.* Comes with: 1 Higher Arc tote 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc I copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 *Paintings can be chosen separately for 350 accompanied by rewards. Email mieke@higherarc.com for enquiries.
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A$800 +MUSEUM Artwork by Georgina Cue 1 Higher Arc tote 1 copy of Issue #3 of Higher Arc (featuring Georgina Cue) 1 copy of Issue #4 of Higher Arc in 2014 Your name printed with thanks in Issue 4 of the magazine
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