10 September 2011
Big Risk
Griffith University Main Lecture Theatre
10 September 2011

Nick Croggon, one of Discipline’s editors, will be speaking at Big Risk, a discussion on art and criticality at Griffith University.  The event is a collaboration between Brisbane-based journal Independent Press and the Brisbane Writers Festival, and is also the launch of Independent Press’s new issue.

Nick is speaking alongside John Hurrell (editor of EyeContact, New Zealand), Rosemary Hawker (Senior Art History Lecturer, Griffith University) and Sebastian Moody (artist).

More details here.


12 August 2011, 6PM

Discipline Issue 1 Launch

The Alderman


The launch of the inaugural issue of Discipline is at The Alderman, at 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East.


10 September 2011, 6PM

Discipline Issue 1 Launch

Museum of Modern Art, Kunstverein


Discipline is proud to announce the Amsterdam launch of Issue 1, at the Museum of Modern Art, Kunstverein, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Discipline will be launched alongside a catalogue of the activist collective, Guerilla Art Action Group.

“In collaboration with Printed Matter and the Research Centre for Artists’ Publications at Weserburg – Museum of Modern Art, Kunstverein has republished the catalogue of the highly influential activist collective, Guerilla Art Action Group (GAAG). A precursor to radical artist groups such as Gran Fury and the Guerrilla Girls, GAAG’s activities began at a time when artists were increasingly challenging the conduct of museums and other institutions. Originally published in 1978, the publication documents the art actions by the Guerrilla Art Action Group between 1969 and 1976.

Kunstverein will simultaneously host the European launch of Discipline, a new periodical published from Melbourne. Collating many of the strongest critical voices and art practices in its region, the magazine suggests that what is needed in relation the current question of art is some discipline; the discipline to pause, to look, to read and to think.

On the occasion of Discipline’s launch, Kunstverein will additionally host a display of independent Australian art periodicals, including such seminal titles as Lip, Art Network, Art & Text, On the Beach and Pataphysics. Key editorial figures for each publication will make a selection of editions for the display.”



Praise for Discipline 2

“This is some straight-talking art-talk talking. If you have spent most of your twenties going to exhibition openings for the wine and feeling unqualified to have a stray opinion, give Discipline your brain for an hour and I promise you’ll get it back in peak art-thinking condition.

...Australian art, FTW”

-Kate Mosh, The Thousands

“...pairing rigorous art with rigorous writing...”

-Dan Rule, Broadsheet


5 October 2011

Discipline will be included in the forthcoming book fair "Salon Light", concurrent with the 2011 FIAC art fair in Paris.  Thank-you to Kunstverein, Amsterdam and Section 7 Books, Paris.

Lisez plus about it here.

January 2012

Discipline A–Z

Discipline has made its own alphabet, for Christopher LG Hill's first issue of Endless Lonely Planet, available at World Food Books, Melbourne.

The alphabet features letters by: Antonia Sellbach, Bazzy Ellison, Christopher LG Hill, Damiano Bertoli, Elizabeth Newman, Fayen d'Evie, Madeline Kidd, Helen Hughes, Masato Takasaka, Jessica McElhinney, Kate Smith, Claire Lambe, Matthew Brown, Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell, Paul Williams, James Grant, Mark Rodda, Sean Bailey, SImon Taylor, Renee Jaeger, Virginia Overell, Annie Wu, John Nixon, Helen Johnson and Jarrod Zlatic.

Designed by James Grant, published by Discipline, 2012.


18 May 2012, 6PM-9PM

Issue 2 Launch

The Sporting Club

Discipline is pleased to announce that we have finished work on our second issue.

The list of artworks and essays is now on up on our website, here.

We will be launching the issue on Friday 18 May, at The Sporting Club at 27 Weston Street, in Brunswick from 6PM till 9PM.

Copies of Discipline 2 will be on sale for $20.


Discipline, and other sermons

TCB Gallery, Melbourne

20 June to 7 July 2012

Discipline is holding a three-week lecture series and pop-up bookstore at Melbourne’s TCB Gallery.

There will be lectures, reading-groups and performances by Discipline contributors James Parker, Francis Plagne, Tim Alves and Sarinah Masukor, as well as lectures by Justin Clemens, Marc Trabsky and Ashley Woodward.

Music will be performed by Moffofarrah, People Person, Scratch Ensemble, Tim Coster and more.

Details on TCB’s website.

Click below for the full program of lectures, reading-groups and performances

Full Program.pdf


Symposium | Impresario: Paul Taylor - Art & Text - POPISM

1 September 2012
Monash University, Caulfield

Discipline editors Helen Hughes and Nick Croggon are very honoured to be speaking at the forthcoming symposium on the hugely important curator, editor and writer Paul Taylor.

Other speakers include Janine Burke, Adrian Martin, Max Delany, Patrick McCaughey, Dr Rex Butler, Dr Edward Colless, Judy Annear, Juan Davila and Lyndal Jones, Lauren Bliss, Rosemary Forde and Kelly Fliedner.

More details here.


Discipline at the Melbourne Art Fair

1-5 August 2012

This year, Discipline was invited to participate in the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair.



4 August 2013

Poster designed by David Homewood

April - November 2013

Discipline is collaborating with Gertrude Contemporary to present a series of lectures on key concerns, artists and theories of contemporary art.

The guest lecturers will speak from the perspective of a variety of different disciplines — including philosophy, cultural studies, art history and literary studies — as well as from academic and non-academic backgrounds.

The lectures will be held at each month at Gertrude Contemporary throughout 2013, and will be free of charge. 

For details of each of the lectures, and audio-recordings, visit this page of our website.



13 December 2014




Join us on Saturday 13 December, from 2-4pm as we auction off over 60 generously donated bags designed by Melbourne’s finest contemporary artists.

More details here!

July - December 2014

In 2014 Discipline will again be presenting a lecture series on contemporary art, in collaboration with Gertrude Contemporary.

The lectures will be held at intervals throughout the remainder of the year at Gertrude Contemporary, and will be free of charge. 

For details of each of the lectures, and audio-recordings, visit this page of our website.

You can also find there details and recordings from our 2013 lecture series.

(artist’s impression of Justin Clemens’ 2013 lecture, by Kenny Pittock)


February 2014

The Biennale of Sydney 2014

In response to the recent public debate concerning the 2014 Biennale of Sydney, commencing in March 2014, Discipline will be publishing a series of writings on the important artistic, ethical and political issues this debate raises.

The texts will be available online over the coming weeks on our website, here.

To stay up to date, please follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

August - September 2014


As part of this years lecture series, Discipline and Gertrude Contemporary are teaming up with Melbourne’s premier music festival, Liquid Architecture, to present lectures by three of today’s smartest thinkers about sound: David Grubbs, Douglas Kahn and James Parker.

The details for each lecture can be found on our website and via Facebook.