My name is Jane Howard, and I work as an arts critic, journalist, and researcher, primarily focusing on the performing arts, currently based between Melbourne and Adelaide. You can find out more on my work history here.

Jane Has A Newsletter is an experiment and a challenge I’m giving myself for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The day after I attend events in the festival I will send an email to subscribers on the references which pop into my head while experiencing and dissecting the art. They might be quotes, links to essays, news reports, podcasts or films: a supporting materials archive of how I think about art. This asks me to catalogue my thoughts, and really analyse how what we carry into the work impacts the ways we view it. 

I will be reviewing some work for Guardian Australia, which you can find here, and I will be tweeting through the festival here. Otherwise, best to join me and my newsletter. The first email will be sent on April 30.

Jane Has A Newsletter is indebted to Next Wave’s own newsletter Pegboard and their “things we’re reading” section.