About Six Years Later
Six Years Later is an artist-run initiative that hopes to promote emerging artists and their endeavors. We hope to do this via our annually printed publication and our (almost) daily blog.
Like many of the best ideas, Six Years Later started out in someone’s backyard. As a couple of aspiring artists, we had high hopes and an even bigger drive to make our mark in the creative community.
An appreciation for the printed page, a love for some great artwork and that “sharing-and-caring feeling” is what sparked the Six Years Later magazine.
The 6YL magazine is an art-only magazine that explores where a particular theme could lead society within a period of six years. It’s a big world and there are big problems. Six Years Later is an opportunity for artists around the world to have their voices heard and their artwork seen.
We hope that the magazine will act as a platform for artists to voice their opinions using their strongest medium; their artwork. This can range anywhere from the more traditional mediums of painting and illustration, sculpture and photography, to the more precarious artwork of the (un)commissioned variety. Basically, our magazine will showcase any kind of artwork that creatively responds to the theme – as long as you can capture it for print.
Through artwork we hope to communicate some strong ideas that will kick-start your thinking juices. After all, it is a common belief that a picture is worth a thousand words… and sometimes even a couple more. By using artwork instead of articles, we believe we will have a greater impact; while it maybe just increasing awareness for one it could also be a step up to inspire change in another.
It’s instant. It’s accessible. And, it’s our preferred way to communicate to the masses. When we started on the epic mission that was Issue One, we used the blog as a kind of helping hand for artists that were interested in contributing. With a theme like ‘consumerism’ we wanted to show and document what had already been done to inspire and motivate creatives to push the boundaries on what they could create.
Nowadays, the blog is kind of like our diary for local events and where we keep a record of all those awesome things you see not only on the interwebs, but IRL as well (that’s ‘in real life’ for those of us born before we spoke in 3-letter phrases). Sacrificing our weekends, weeknights and naptimes we’re out and about in Melbourne-town to help us get as much original content up on the blog as possible. Heaps original. Heaps good.