nextmedia Acquires Art Almanac

November 10, 2011

nextmedia today announced the acquisition of Art Almanac, the essential guide to Australian galleries. The acquisition of Art Almanac and related website and newsletter service is an ideal complement to nextmedia’s Artist Profile magazine.

Art Almanac, first published over 35 years ago as a university publication has grown into one of Australia’s most respected, reliable and widely read art publications. Produced monthly, the magazine has the most comprehensive, accurate and up to date information on galleries, exhibitions, artists, prizes and art services.

“We’re excited to bring Art Almanac into the nextmedia portfolio, giving us the opportunity to offer a full range service to galleries, artists and art lovers. Art Almanac combined with Artist Profile magazine, which showcases both established and emerging artists, will provide a single promotional solution for galleries and artists,” said David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer of nextmedia.

“We have plans to invest in the digital offering for Art Almanac, relaunch the website and develop a mobile phone and iPad app to help drive visitors to the galleries.” he added.

Art Almanac Editor Helen McCulloch said, “Art Almanac is a terrific publication and holds a special place in the McCulloch family. My mother Janice McCulloch, an avid art collector, developed one of Australia’s premier art publications over a 25 year period and we are very proud of her achievements and contribution to visual arts. I am pleased that Art Almanac has
found a good home at nextmedia, a company that is committed to high publishing standards and to develop Art Almanac’s presence.”

Art Almanac will continue to be published monthly and will relaunch the website and offer an iPhone app early next year. Owen Craven has been appointed Editor and will be joined by the experienced Art Almanac team, Laraine Deer, Penny McCulloch, Kirsty Mulholland, Paul Saint, Melissa Pesa and Anna Madeleine, ensuring a smooth transition.

nextmedia is excited to bring to the art market a package, combining the artist’s voice behind the art, with the guide to their exhibitions.

For further information please contact: David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer at nextmedia (02) 9901 6100