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About Running Dog

Running Dog is an online arts publication that produces long-form articles on contemporary art. Since its inception in 2017, the editorial ethos of the publication has been two-fold: firstly, to expand the culture of criticism around contemporary art, and secondly, to provide a necessary platform for experimental modes of arts writing.

Running Dog is also a political project. It wishes to (re)consider the precarious nature of online publishing; to remain unbeholden to those in power; to know when to delay or avoid action, and to build collectivity and community. The practice and production of art (and the writing that responds to it) does not exist outside of the world in which we live. If anything, what our contemporary moment has shown us is how much the art world is situated within, and answerable to, the material context of our time.

Above all else, we endeavour to create a multi-vocal space for emerging and established writers who wish to challenge the current modes of contemporary arts writing and rethink the potential of the digital space. Our contributors include poets, critics, film scholars, musicians and fiction writers.

Running Dog’s work has been cited in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Overland, and New Matilda, and we were nominated for Best Arts and Culture Program at the 2019 FBi SMAC Awards.

Running Dog has always paid writers for their work.

For $2 (USD) a month, you can support Running Dog and our commitment to publishing innovative, daring and rigorous criticism and experimental arts writing.

Top three reasons to donate:

  • Running Dog’s content will always be free to read, and we have an unwavering belief in the principles of open access;
  • We are a non-commercial grassroots venture, which allows us to make independent editorial decisions. We wish to garner support from our community rather than solely relying on government funding bodies or philanthropy, and we have no ties to sponsors or advertisers;
  • All donated funds will be used for writer's fees and operation costs. They will not be used for salaries, event costs or promotional material.

Donation Tiers:

Tier 3: Friend of Running Dog $2 (USD)/month
No reward, I just want to be a friend to Running Dog

Tier 2: Supporter of Running Dog $5 (USD)/month
With your permission, Running Dog will publish your name on our page dedicated to our supporters, with a link to your preferred website.

Tier 1: Member of Running Dog $10 (USD)/month
You will receive a set of Running Dog stickers in the mail, and, with your permission, Running Dog will publish your name on our page dedicated to our supporters, with a link to your preferred website.


History of Running Dog:

Naomi Riddle founded Running Dog in October 2017. From 2017-2020, Running Dog published weekly reviews and features about exhibitions and events taking place in Sydney and regional New South Wales. During this time, Running Dog’s articles included critical commentary, sonic responses, collaborative pieces, reviews of digital exhibitions, video game analysis, fanfiction and poetry. We reflected on the work of both emerging and established artists, and considered exhibitions presented at institutions, commercial galleries, university galleries, festivals and artist-run-spaces.

In 2018, Naomi attended Triple Canopy’sPublishing Intensive in Los Angeles and began an ongoing series of ‘Letters from the Editor’. Over the course of 2019, the editorial team expanded to include Hannah Jenkins as Assistant Editor, and Running Dog partnered with Verge Gallery to produce a four-part public program. Laura La Rosa was announced as our 2019 First Nations Emerging Critic and we established our ongoing poetry micro-residency program—an initiative that allows poets to produce new work over the course of two months, which is then distributed via our monthly newsletter.

In 2020, Running Dog announced Diego Ramirez as Editor-at-Large, and we produced three special issues: Automate Me, Crowd the Revolution and Live Stream Now. We also published work in partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre, the Keir Choreographic Award, and Sweatshop Literacy Movement, and awarded six digital poetry micro-residencies. At the start of 2021, Running Dog was invited to participate as part of No Show at Carriageworks, a showcase of eleven artist-led initiatives from across New South Wales.

From 2017-2020, Running Dog was the only publication producing weekly articles on contemporary art in New South Wales, and it still remains an independent and non-commercial endeavour. From February 2021, we ceased publishing weekly reviews and now focus on more substantial long-form projects. This change allows Running Dog to return to its core founding principle: to provide emerging and established arts writers the time, space and editorial support to produce innovative and thoughtful arts writing and criticism.




Running Dog acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land that facilitates the creation of this project. This land was never ceded and was taken by violence.
We pay our respects to their elders past and present, and their descendants. 

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