RealTime is Australia’s critical guide to national and international contemporary arts. Our focus is on experimentation in performance—live art, contemporary performance, adventurous theatre, dance, music, sound—photomedia, film, video, interactive media and hybrid arts.

Founded in 1994 by Managing Editors Virginia Baxter and Keith Gallasch, for 21 years RealTime was a highly successful bi-monthly print magazine, distributed across Australia and available online since 1996 and with E-ditions commencing in 2009. Since 2016, RealTime has appeared exclusively online.

RealTime’s E-ditions and website offer a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary art with an international perspective, featuring weekly-updated reviews, previews, interviews, opinion pieces, festival reports and video and sound content.

RealTime’s extensive archive documents a remarkable period of innovation and experimentation in Australian art from the magazine’s founding in 1994 to the present. Visit our Archive to find articles and our featured dance and media art archives.

Our commitment is to quality writing about innovation and experimentation in the arts. RealTime writers comprise practising artists, art workers, arts specialists and journalists. Through workshops and mentoring, we regularly bring new writers to our pages.