This paper provides an overview of the evolution of the Post-Digital Aesthetic paradigm in the context of Australian art practice; conceived in Australia, the term has been used by artists and thinkers for more two decades. However, discourses around the expression in abundance in the northern hemisphere are rarely considered in our great southern land. To stimulate further discourse and to enable critical discussions in order to reinvigorate conversations an event
Vvitchvvave: Post-Digital Aesthetics symposium was convened in 2019. Practitioners were selected principally for their artisanal approach to computational mediums, through yarning circles, rituals, performances, artist talks, and installations, the political, social and cultural contradictions faced in the age of designed obsolescence were addressed, uncovering the power relations lurking behind the digital. Dialogues around the ambiences of event were significant in bringing to light how artists working with twenty first century artforms embrace curious imperfection, mawkish ‘neomateriality’ rather than sterilised or consumer influenced digital ideals of perfection.