Performance Review was established in 2021 as a space for the development of discursive and experimental writing about live art.

We publish articles on Australian and international performance art, including dance in the gallery, and are the only platform in Australia providing dedicated critical reflection on performance practice in this way.

In 2022, through partnerships with Gertrude, Melbourne Art Fair and the Keir Choreographic Award, Performance Review expanded its mandate into the presentation of performance and the covering of theatre-based dance, and with it, the prioritisation of new opportunities for emerging Australian writers and artists engaged with this medium.

Performance Review is currently not accepting submissions and is working only on a commissioning basis.

Recent Projects include: Contact High, 2022 and 2023 at Gertrude Glasshouse, Naarm and Angela Goh, Body Loss, 2022 at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Naarm.

Forthcoming Projects: Contact High, 2024 at Gertrude Glasshouse, Naarm and Performance Review Presents: LIVE for Melbourne Art Fair, 2022, Naarm.


Performance Review acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.