Material relating to William Furlong’s Audio Arts Magazine


Audio Arts was a cassette based magazine, which sought to document contemporary artistic activity by recording artists' voices, established by William Furlong and Barry Barker in 1973. The magazine was in continuous publication for thirty-five years, producing twenty-five volumes of four issues each, and a large number of supplements, featuring exclusive contributions from more than nine hundred individual artists including Joseph Beuys, Ian Breakwell, Tracey Emin and Andy Warhol.

The volumes and supplements published by Audio Arts have been digitised and made available online, thanks to generous funding from the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. The archive also comprises correspondence, working files of research and publication material, financial accounts, printed ephemera, publications, photographs and a small selection of equipment, relating to the making and dissemination of the magazine, compiled by William Furlong. This material can be consulted by appointment in the Library and Archive Reading Room, which is located at Tate Britain.

Collection Owner
Audio Arts
Tate Archive
Purchased from William Furlong, July 2004.
TGA 200414

122 objects in this collection

Published recordings
Includes cassette tapes and CD copies of the audio magazine, as well as supplements published by Audio Arts.
TGA 200414/7/3